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Avg. Rating: 3.86
A less than entertaining horror flick...
A few weeks ago I rented Final Destination, expecting more than I probably should have...
The plot is about a goofy high school kid going on a trip to paris, who through a mystical vision escapes certain death and saves a few friends. The problem is that death follows him back home.
Devon Sawa is ridiculously undertalented. He has been a shame in other movies such as "Idle Hands" and "SLC Punk", and his terrible acting did not halt for this movie. The attraction of a star like Sawa is his Eminem-esque looks and acting, and his ablity to look like a baboon when being pursued by a stalking death. With a more talented main actor this movie would score a strong 4.
The plot to this movie is a simple horror, but the way it evolves from an avoided plane crash to an unseen stalker flick is a little too great of a jump to let the story flow. Unneeded gore and violent deaths proved it's horror end, but was overdone.
I think that this is a great movie to rent for a night, perhaps to watch in a dark room with your girl, but not a movie to shell out $15 or more for.
A Sigh Relief, For and After the Movie.
Death. It's a touchy subject for everyone. But director James Wong doesn't take it lightly in his hot horror-thriller, Final Destination. In Final Destination, Devon Sawa plays Alex Browning who -- after having a vision -- saves himself and 6 others from an exploding plane. Turns out, "Death" wasn't through with them. One by one, they begin to die gruesome deaths. It's up to Alex to figure out Death's plan, and save those who are barely hanging on.
Final Destination was a very big sigh of relief for the horror genre after the slur of masked maniacs that had recently hit the big screen. Jeffrey Riddick's (storywriter) interesting idea was turned into a very interesting and deep movie by screenplay writer Glen Morgan and director James Wong. A very good element in Final Destination is that its characters were well developed and you cared for them by time Death made his way into their path. And the actors and actresses that made these characters all did great jobs in making us believe them. Devon Sawa - one who I personally never liked -- perfects the scared and confused but brave Alex Browning. Ali Larter - who has always been a favorite -- plays the part of Chloe, and plays it well. The remaining cast - Kerr Smith, Sean William Scott, Kirsten Cloke, Chad Donella, and more -- all did well. There's also a worthy cameo from Tony Todd, the infamous CandyMan. Great casting for this movie!
The New Line Platinum Series DVD is something to be proud about. There are two commentaries: one from James Wong, and another from Glen Morgan and the cast. With the deleted scene and alternate ending, it shows a different way the story could have went, but glad they didn't. Even though it is very interesting. Two featurettes are also present. One that explains the process of the test screenings that Final Destination went through, and another about a woman who claims to have premonitions much like the ones Sawa's character experiences in the movie. Rounding out the extras are two entertaining games, the theatrical trailer, and bios.
Final Destination is one to keep at the top of your list, and so is the DVD release. Here's hoping that the already hyped sequel is just as good, if not better.
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This movie is awesome! It was cleverly written, with very gruesome death scenes, which I like.
This movie's about Death's individual plan for all of us, and it warns us to live life as if you were alive (confusing, i know).
It starts off with a big class of high schoolers on theie way to Paris. One of the kids, Alex,(Sawa) gets a premonition about the plane exploding. He makes this very clear, and gets thrown off along with a few other kids. Then, as soon as the plane departs, it explodes! (Go figure) Several months later, the survivors all start dying in "freak accidents", or the police say so. Something is killing the survivors. Will someone find out what's going down, before they all do?
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