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Final Destination 2
Death is like a boomerang. it keeps coming back
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
The Final Destination introduced us to the subgenre of Slapstick Horror and I really liked the first part. It is for that reason that I tried to avoid the sequels as they are usually far worse as we all know.
This film is a great exception to that rule in that it takes what made the first one so original and enlarges and exaggerates it. The deaths are wonderfully over the top and so elaborate I can sense the glee and enjoyment had in thinking them up.
And that's perhaps the main reason I liked it so much. It's fun. It definitely focusses more on the slapstick side than on the horror which resulted in me laughing out loud and being grossed out at the same time.
And that opening car crash alone warrants a viewing.
There isn't a direct sequel in history that improved so much on the original. The amount of extrapolation from FD1 here is mind boggling.
If Buster Keaton made a horror movie, it would be Final Destination 2. A
Just like the first one, but this time instead of a 2nd act full of lame melodrama, we have a 2nd act full of people exploding into guts and blood.
Fun follow up with some inventive gory deaths.
For a 2003 film, this has a surprisingly natural 90s feel, which for me is a big plus. That decade was just so great for horror - movies like the remake of The Haunting, The House on Haunted Hill, Deep Blue Sea, and especially the Screams all helped to define great 90s cheese-horror, and Final Destination 2, at heart, belongs among those great titles. Those movies didn't take themselves so seriously like horror films do these days. Remember when Samuel L. Jackson got swallowed by that shark right in the middle of his inspiring speech in Deep Blue Sea? One of the most amazing moments in film history! Final Destination 2 has that same kind of magic. They were more…
Gotta be over the 15th time I've seen this masterpiece of mayhem and violence. It just doesn't get old. There's like 35 deaths before the 10 minute mark! That's impressive. Logic? None. Anything resembling a coherent plot? Not even close. Body count? Jackpot!!
Some cool deaths but lackluster overall and no sense of dread
"What do you wanna know? You wanna know the future? You wanna know if you're gonna die? Is that it? You're gonna die, I'm gonna die. What you wanna know is if you're gonna die tomorrow. Is that right?" - Christopher Walken, The Dead Zone
There's so much talk in these movies about death being a malevolent force that I'm honestly kind of surprised no one ever even mentions that it's a natural part of life. The idea that it's a monster trying to get you is actually less scary than the knowledge that death is a rigid pattern you are slowly sinking into.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Final Destination 2 - 2/10. I watched it for the opening scene & it's still decent but the rest is boring. But Alex killed by a brick? Lame.
Varias personas que se libran de un accidente mortal empiezan a morir de formas coloridas y originales... Secuela de un gran exito sorpresa, que repite la formula, esta vez con un accidente de carretera en lugar de un accidente de avion. Mas de lo mismo, y solo tolerable por lo imaginativo de las muertes. Cada pelicula posterior de la serie la ha hecho menos mala...
A sequel that takes the ideas and themes from the original and improves on the them. Like the original, it never fails to entertain and keeps the tension boiling all the way through. This is the best of the series. Pure entertainment to the last frame; LITERALLY.
FINAL DESTINATION series rewatch.
Didn't care much for this one when it first came out. Surprised that, upon rewatch, found it to be a stronger film than the first one. The opening car crash is a really well directed sequence, the death scenes move well and are coherently shot. The characters are fine if one dimensional. But really, who needs well thought out, three dimensional characters in these sorts of things.
It's still not high art. But it's way more entertaining than I recall.
An intricately planned out mouse trap of a horror movie with great stunts and effects.
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