Final Destination 2 ★★½

D: David R. Ellis
New Line (Warren Zide & Craig Perry)
USA 🇺🇸 2003
90 mins


W: J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress
DP: Gary Capo
Ed: Eric Sears
Mus: Shirley Walker

Ali Larter (Clear Rivers), A.J. Cook (Kimberley Corman), Michael Landes (Thomas Burke), T.C. Carson (Eugene Dix), Jonathan Cherry (Rory Peters)          

Cash-in sequel which follows practically the same formula but substitutes a plane crash for a pileup on the motorway. One of the survivors from the first film is promoted to an "expert" on near-death experiences in this and swans around like cock of the walk while all the other characters are basically walking dead.
The death scenes are just as inventive as the first film but the story is complete codswallop. Two more sequels followed, both far inferior to this. Alas, as long as there's an audience there'll always be a Hollywood studio to exploit it.