The Final Destination (2009)

“I’ve got my eye on you two.” – Samantha Lane

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A young man and a group of his friends are saved by his premonition before a fatal race car accident.

My Take on it – Weakest of the films in the series.

The way that the tragedy is depicted is done really well via special effects.

The biggest problem here us that despite the characters all being superficial in all of the films in the series, the characters here also aren’t interesting to follow.

They are all cannon fodder, which is expected from this kind of movie, but not caring about any of them makes it even more difficult to care about the story as presented.

The way that the story plays out is pretty pathetic and they don;t even allow the characters to have the real philosophical debates just like they do in the previous films in the series.

The story limps along and fails to stay engaging in any way and despite having some thrilling scenes, it mostly comes across as a mediocre horror-thriller.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film’s McKinley Speedway accident is similar to a real life disaster: the 1955 LeMans Speedway Disaster, in which a multi-car collision launched an engine block, hood, and other wreckage into a packed grand stand, killing 84 people in total. The deaths included spectators being cut in half by the flying hood “like a guillotine”, the engine block crushing a swathe through the crowd; an explosion and fire also occurred, which added to the death toll. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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