Sunday, October 20, 2013

Movie Review: "Final Destination" (2000)

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Movie: "Final Destination"
Director: James Wong
Year: 2000
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 38 minutes

While sitting on a plane that will take him and his classmates to Paris for their French class trip, Alex (Devon Sawa) sees a terrifying vision of the plane exploding and everyone aboard perishing. He freaks out and causes a scene, so he and 6 other people get off the plane. As the rest of his classmates take off, the plane DOES explode, killing everyone aboard. After some time, each of the survivors begin dying one by one, as Death hunts them down and finds a slew of various ways to kill them.

This movie really does find very interesting and crazy ways to kill off its characters. All of the death scenes are elaborate, drawn-out, chain of event and step by step deaths. A simple crack in a mug drips water all over a computer and BOOM, 4 or 5 cause and effects later, DEADNESS. I found myself screaming at some death scene since I had never seen this movie, but sometimes the deaths were comical, too. The acting might be bad, but overall, it's a pretty decent horror flick. Seriously, we don't watch horror movies for their stellar acting, anyways. The special effects used seemed good for their time. The market for "crazy ways to die" seems endless, but a new "Final Destination" movie hasn't been made since 2011, so maybe they ran out of cool ideas.

My Rating: 7/10
BigJ's Rating: 7/10
IMDB's Rating: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?

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