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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.
I love this 1 because it starts with two college aged women going away for spring break and one woman is standing in front of her house with her father and the other woman her friend says "can u hurry up I'm horny!"
If my friend ever said she was horny for sex in front of my father i would probably orchestrate a freak log accident myself tbh
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
FD2 brings a sicker sense of humor, more blood, and a larger sense of mythology to a franchise perfectly suited to all of those things. The opening 'near death' experience is completely baller and, unlike its predecessor, the film never really slackens.
IM THINKIN SUCK ON MAH JUNK, BIATCH!
At one point a hysterical token black man pulls a gun out of nowhere and points it at a bunch of whiteys for no real reason, holding it sideways, of course. This is the whitest film series of all time and it's sort of adorable.
The deaths in this are all sOoOoOo much better than in FD1 (even though too many people survive) and the pile-up flash forward at the beginning is glorious. There's too much plot stuff again but it's less grating than in the first. The final scene is so bad. But the police dude looked like Wes Bentley, so five stars.
Hoop-Tober 2 - Film #13
Here's the thing with Final Destination 2, it's a sequel that is slightly better than the first. That doesn't happen often and even less often for horror films. What Final Destination 2 does is it takes all the good things from the first one, like the elaborate deaths and the casual humour and adds more of those things. It is bigger and better than the first one. If you liked the first one I would've thought that you'd enjoy this instalment. It even continues the storyline from the first one. Everything that happened is relevant and is the reason why everything happens. It's not really scary but there's plenty of gore and death which should…
I only intended to watch the (awesome) opening sequence, but got suckered in for the duration. It’s clever, gory and sadistic in the best possible ways. Unfortunately, it’s not very scary at all.
even crazier than the first
drugs/alcohol-charged millennial-oriented horror, the filmic embodiment of a Rube Goldberg machine, mimicking the structure in its elaborate and defining murderous set pieces. pretty nihilistic in spirit, meditating on fate and the dangers of battling the inevitable; but maybe some of the most inherently fun movies to watch unfold, despite how dumb and thuddingly obvious they may be. its philosophical implications and ideas are ingrained in the premise: the original excessively indulges in obvious exposition that this largely, and intelligently, avoids; the set pieces are stronger, far more ludicrous and encompass a larger portion of the runtime, proving extremely beneficial.
Sequel with Death continuing it's mission to keep people dying, in the order they are supposed to be dying. Not bad.
No es mucho menos mongola que la primera, pero sí más divertida y menos cutre.
A bit different than the first movie, but not worse for it. With less mystery solving it goes quicker to the accidents, which sometimes have shorter set-ups but are no less violent.
The cast is weaker than in the first one but a more diverse group of people than the first one. Eugene (the black guy) was especially good.
Well, I did.
Because the wife passed out in it last night I watched it again
If I here the phrase "Death's design" again....
I largely associate humor with the Final Destination series, from the on-the-nose song selections to the high school always being named after assassinated presidents, but this one might be the least-funny of the series. There is the snippet of "Highway to Hell" before the large accident, but no other overt comic touches stood out.
But, that's okay! There's still some brutal stuff. I think the drug addict begging the obvious 'final girl' type to hide his drugs and porn to save his mom from crying was supposed to be a little funny, but it just came off as really sad. (and duh, you see his intestines within 5 minutes of that line)
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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