Final Destination 2

Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 12 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. It ain't art. But as a cinematic house of horrors, it more than fills the bill.
  2. 50
    The plot is just a delivery system for a series of gruesome, convoluted, and--depending on your tolerance for sadism--hilarious freak accidents.
  3. A tight, rockin' popcorn flick packed with nasty kicks, the year's first major sequel is a rare beast, matching and in some ways superseding the original movie.
  4. 40
    The cast of the original looks Shakespearean in comparison to Cook and her hapless cohorts, but to be fair, those first dead ducks had a real script to explore, which this bunch does not.
  5. A series of Grand Guignol skits played for mean-spirited laughs.
  6. Has a ghoulish wit. It's not as cheekily knowing as the "Scream" movies or as trashily Grand Guignol as the "Evil Dead" franchise, but like those pictures it recognizes the close relationship between fright and laughter, and dispenses both with a free, unpretentious hand.
  7. If this is your idea of fun, step right up.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Suffers from the same rancid dialogue and acting problems as the original but with a much funnier pulse. The real progenitor here is less the previous pic than the sick-funny horror cinema of George Romero.
User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 302 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 52
  2. Negative: 9 out of 52
  1. May 17, 2015
    0
    Final Destination was brilliant and always will be. The first movie was never meant to be made into a series.
    This sequel is beyond lame and
    Final Destination was brilliant and always will be. The first movie was never meant to be made into a series.
    This sequel is beyond lame and corny. All the effects are overdone and intended to shock you but they make you cringe and are overly gory. The movie provides more laughs than scares and in horror movies that's usually not the intention.
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  2. Sep 22, 2011
    4
    "Final Destination 2" ain't horror. It's comedy.
  3. Sep 5, 2011
    5
    Some of you heard my skateboard joke that I was trying to describe about the first installment of this series. Well, this time, I'm not gonnaSome of you heard my skateboard joke that I was trying to describe about the first installment of this series. Well, this time, I'm not gonna use that joke in this one. I was really waiting for a sequel that would wipe out the original. Don't get me wrong. It wasn't the worst, but it was just predictable. Then, at last, Final Destination 2 has been an improvement, but that's not saying much.

    Don't like: The predictable story, the pointless characters, the forgettable soundtrack and the lame bickering and arguing used from the first movie.

    Do like: The premise, the acting, the realistic death scenes and the clever writing.

    So, to sum it, not good, not bad, mediocre installment, but way better than the first. That's it.

    5.0 out of 10
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