Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Final Destination 2
Death is like a boomerang. it keeps coming back
Death may be closer than it appears. Voluntarily locked away in the perceived safety of a psychiatric hospital, the lone survivor from "Final Destination" lives in constant fear that Death is coming to claim her. She may be considered crazy, but she is also right. Death is moving toward suburban Route 23, heading south in "Final Destination 2." Meanwhile, en route to a weekend getaway with her friends, Kimberly Corman has a terrible premonition. Shocked into action, Kimberly blocks traffic on a highway on-ramp. Drivers honk and complain, until death tears up the highway in a massive pile-up, with those left on the on-ramp narrowly escaping with their lives. But Kimberly knows it’s not over: Death won’t be cheated so easily. Now, this random group of strangers, who were all meant to die in the freeway disaster, must join Kimberly in a desperate attempt to stay alive.
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.
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…
The car crash at the start of this film is the greatest car crash of all time, if not one of the best action setpieces ever.
There is no room for discussion here.
Oh, and the rest of the movie is pretty damn good, too.
Has the same problems as the original but the kills are much more entertaining and it's clear the whole thing is intentionally played for laughs this time.
The director of the first movie, James Wong, did not come back for this first sequel. Clearly he thought he'd done everything with the series he wanted to, at this stage at least.
Final Destination 2 is directed by David R. Ellis who is mainly known for action. As a result he does incredible work with the initial catastrophe which sets the story in motion. What is clear straight away here is that psychic are not being portrayed as a common phenomena. They are not people who have spent their whole life getting 'emphatic signals'. There's no indication that someone at a psychic fair or a Las Vegas show is going to act as their mentor. They cannot read mind…
R.I.P. David Ellis! :-(
Final Destination 2 follows more or less the same formula as its predecessor, but there was more competent filmmaking involved, it took itself less seriously, and overall, it was extremely fun to watch. The massive car crash sequence at the beginning was spectacular in every way, and it constitutes undoubtedly the movie's and probably the franchise's highlight.
"There's gonna be a huge accident. Everybody's gonna die!"
I prefer part 2 to the original Final Destination, and it is one of the best in the series. I found the characters and plot more interesting, and the death scenes were also improved. The first 15 minutes with the car accident was impressive. I am not a fan of the ending, however.
This movie has some really cool deaths and to be honest I don't think this movie is terrible, I actually enjoyed this movie.
Great sequel ! This is a franchise that keeps delivering good movies, with very creative deaths and an amazing disaster at the beginning of each movie. The highway pileup early in this movie is breathtaking.
It's cool to discover how people will die in the Final Destination movies, since they not die in the obvious ways.
Unlike its predecessor, last week’s “Darkness Falls,” “Final Destination 2” has figured out the right formula for an enjoyable horror movie. The movie is cognizant its premise is ridiculous and its actors are second-rate, so it splashes slightly irreverent humor into the horror stew. While the movie is a nothing more than a typical winter season potboiler, its grotesqueness is worth at least a dozen laughs.
By embracing death as a outlet for humor instead of fear, the creators of “Final Destination 2” did at least one thing right. Their staging of the accident that Kimberly (A.J. Cook) witnesses in a premonition is littered with people being burned alive, decapitations, and the exciting thrill associated with a SUV flipping over…
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!!
without question the worst of the original "thrillogy"
opening pile up/crash sequence pretty good tho
Clear Rivers is the worst character in this film and simply one of the most melodramatic in world history
is there such a film where Ali Larter doesn't play someone annoying
Wicked, inventive deaths are the only reason to suffer through the simple-minded plotting.
A very good follow up to the very good original.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Splatter University
- So Sad About Gloria
- Let's Scare Jessica to Death
This list contains films where we're taken inside institutions or dealing with characters recently released (or escaped).
Recommendations welcome (and…
- Salem's Lot
- 100 Feet
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.