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.
BECAUSE OF THIS I DON'T WALK UNDER FIRE ESCAPE LADDERS.
but everything else is fine...
I still go to the dentist....
My Final Destination order is definitely;
I HAVE SUCH A HUGE CRUSH ON THE COP IN THIS...
Michael Landes = sexy cop, arrest me whenever, wherever.
The kills in this film were vicious, wild and fucking BRUTAL!
One in particular that I remember just didn't leave my mind for quite a few days and I love when films can do that to someone. It's just one of those films you never get tired of watching.
A.J Cook is in this from the hit TV series Criminal Minds my mom noticed today and we played the 'Guessing Game' which…
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.
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…
R.I.P. David Ellis! :-(
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.
When Kimberley has a vision of an interstate pile-up, she stops a lot of people from getting involved. But they soon discover that Death doesn't give up that easily.
The franchise returns with a second entry that is just as good as the original, but just that bit bigger. With an amazing opening sequence, the movie follows pretty much the same formula as it's predecessor, and the story is just as cheesy and fun, plus the return of two of the characters is always a nice touch. As with all sequels the deaths are bigger and incrementally more ingenious, and the gore factor is that much bigger as well. The characters are still as generic and unlikable, but that just…
Joar ......... war OK, die Tode waren extrem witzig, der Unfall auf der Autobahn war nett anzusehen und das Ende hat auf jeden Fall nochmal was rausgehauen!
Daneben "glänzt" der Film mit nüchternen Dialogeinlagen, Klischees und mittelmäßig dürftigen schauspielerischen Leistungen.
Jesus Christ this shit is entertaining.
Movie #46 in The December Project 2013
The reason why I decided to watch the Final Destination saga was because A.J. Cook was in the second one. Being Criminal Minds my favourite tv series of all time, I'm a huge fan of A.J. and this was a nice way to see her acting in other environments.
I had no idea if the continuation to the first one would be a completely different story or just a continuation to the previous one. It was, but it was good. I just wonder what the next one will be like, because if the same story is implied then I'm just going to get sick of this ''cheating death'' business.
Good old timey horror flick from my youth. It is a bit silly but it just goes with it. And being sarcastic with your death scenes is never a bad thing.
The freeway crash is probably the best scene across the entire series. It is excellent - the epitome of what a Final Destination opening should be. The rest of the film feels disappointing after the opening. The deaths are all pretty good, I've always loved watching the sheet of glass falling in slow-mo and all of them give me giggles. I wish AJ Cook wasn't such a mole though, I spend the entire run time wishing she'd get it and yet she doesn't - way to let me down.
Me pareció más de lo mismo. Las pocas cosas añadidas fueron unos leves giros en la trama, no muy determinantes.
If I could start everyday by erasing my mind and then re-watching the first reel of this film again, I would be happy. The set piece that starts this film out is soooo violent and ridiculous, and simply brilliant, that it lifts up the rest of the film just by virtue of it's presence. Not that this film is bad enough to need such a tent pole. Without the car crash sequence you're still left with enough dopey death scenes, silly characters types, and knowing winks, that the film isn't just better than the original, but stands as a pretty decent piece of schlock on it's own. For every terrible thought out death (basically any death that simply relies…
Slightly better (read: more gory) than the first. Watching these movies feels like reading a Simpsons comic book. An easy way to pass the time.
- 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…
- Safety Not Guaranteed
- Charlotte's Web
- Final Destination 2
- The Silence of the Lambs
And we're done!
Who would have guessed!
No I'm off to have my brain lobotomized.