The Final Destination

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  • Summary: On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapseOn what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare, Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave...escaping seconds before Nick's frightening vision becomes a terrible reality.
    Thinking they've cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one--in increasingly gruesome ways--Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. (Warner Bros.)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. Too many digital effects ruin the spell of a tactile world of evil objects scheming your demise. But even a mediocre FD is better than more Jigsaw.
  2. It's no exaggeration to say that the actors have less personality than the pipes, nail guns, grinding gears, decaying beams, and slowly spreading oil spills that are fused, with a kind of empty-dread technical precision, into Rube Goldberg torture devices.
  3. 50
    Ellis and screenwriter Eric Bress even go all meta on us with an "Inglourious Basterds"–esque finale set inside a 3D cinema, though their set pieces never quite muster the giddy brio of "Final Destination 1" and "3" auteur James Wong at his best.
  4. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    30
    The Rube Goldberg variations are repetitive and devoid of the visual snap that helped distinguish James Wong’s "Final Destination" (2000).
  5. The new gimmick here is that all the flying body parts and absurd impalements come in 3D. And that's about as inspired as anything gets in this edition. Story and character get chucked to the sidelines as the arena has room for only death scenes.
  6. There used to be entertainment in the dodging and wit in the scripts; now there’s 3-D.
  7. 11
    As mesmerizing as watching bread toast. Death, be not proud, indeed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 65
  2. Negative: 36 out of 65
  1. Jan 9, 2012
    9
    I've never watched a movie in the series before this one, but I found it easy to get into eve though I haven't, and honestly I really liked, II've never watched a movie in the series before this one, but I found it easy to get into eve though I haven't, and honestly I really liked, I enjoyed the concept, interesting deaths, and the movie unique sense of humor, and honestly it reminded me a lot of the Saw series, so if you like those movies I believe you'll like this, and it's not really scary just gory, and not even that gory compared to the Saw series, and I personally didn't find it scary (and I'm probably the worlds biggest chicken) so I doubt you will either if that's what your worried about, so if your not into watching 20 somethings die in gory ways then this is not for you, but if your like me and for some unexplainable reason like stuff like this, then this may be a entry point to for a new series to get into, and after this movie a pretty awesome looking one at that. Expand
  2. TTT
    Aug 19, 2011
    6
    The good of this film is the incredible effects and the violence by characteristic of the genus.Some creative element, but a very badass movie...
  3. Nov 3, 2013
    3
    What was this crap? This silly and predictable fourth installment, "The Final Destination" is just utterly disappointing. You can't cheatWhat was this crap? This silly and predictable fourth installment, "The Final Destination" is just utterly disappointing. You can't cheat death, but you can cheat audiences over and over again. But hey, look at the title, this might just be the last installment in the series. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2010
    2
    this movie is just bad just like the ones before it. Hollywood has pretty much made the same movie 4 different time and there going to do itthis movie is just bad just like the ones before it. Hollywood has pretty much made the same movie 4 different time and there going to do it again in 2011 with final destination . the acting was horrible and the special affects were just as horrible. If you are not watching it for free you are wasting your money Expand
  5. KrisH
    Aug 28, 2009
    2
    Worst in the series. Horrible ending and some of the worst acting of them all. Intro credits were the best part. It went downhill from there.
  6. marcelp
    Aug 29, 2009
    0
    It was too predictable...skip it.

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