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“Ok, what if, for example, the last in line were to make the utilitarian choice. Kill themselves. Well, wow, that’s pretty much gonna ruin any plan Death’s put in motion. And even better, I think that’s gonna save, five skipped lives. Any takers?”
– Ian McKinley

SYNOPSIS: A clairvoyant high school senior has a premonition of a fatal roller coaster accident at an amusement park that involves her and her friends. Her vision prevents her and her friends deaths, but the unseen forces of darkness once again set out to kill the survivors that were supposed to die in the freak accident. – via IMDB

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GRADE 6.5Another film down! This was the last of the actual decent ones, if you ask me. The next installment is absolutely terrible! But this one? Still had things going. Yeah, still some cheesy effects, but not as bad as some of the others. Also, this one, while following the recipe, just felt a little different. I don’t know if that just boils down to it looking better overall. Let’s go with that. Final Destination 3 had some brilliantly gross and creative deaths in it, and I know one that particularly stands out is the tanning bed debacle, because really, that was some sick stuff right there. Eeeeew. Also, the nail gun death was also pretty nasty, and worked. Come on, we all know we watch these movies for some strange, complicated deaths and all, sketchy effects aside. You know, typical of a horror movie I can’t really complain of things that would be important in a normal movie. Example? How Wendy and Kevin weren’t friends to start with, and then after both losing their partners, they get really tight. I get that nothing brings people together faster than tragedy, but there was no way that it was built up, put together cleanly, just suddenly happened. But that is a typical horror film for you, logic is not the most important thing, the gore and death and fear is (though really, if you worked on it more, the fear would seep in better and linger longer, but then it is no longer a popcorn flick because it has substance). I also wasn’t a big fan of the concept of the photos showing how everyone was going to die. Sure, it was different from the others, and sure, it didn’t show exactly how they were going to go, but instead of the clues being hidden in other places, they were smack bang right there in the photos, and only there. Anyway, it was another fun watch, maybe not as good as the last two,  but not bad.

17 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Final Destination 3 (2006)

  1. emmakwall says:

    Nice review Zoe! TOTALLY agree this is where the Final Destination movies should have ended, I kind of think of them as a trilogy anyway 🙂

    I think the 2nd one is my favourite, the car pile up is such an intense start to the movie!! But I do really like all three. Like you say – another fun watch!

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    1. Zoë says:

      🙂 Thanks Em! Yeah, sheesh, the next two were just awful really. Meh. I enjoyed the second one quite a bit. It was pretty crazy!

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      1. emmakwall says:

        They were awful, especially the one made especially for 3D! 😦

        But we have the trilogy still 🙂

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      2. Zoë says:

        That was the fourth one. UGH. Worst movie of the whole series, it looked AWFUL.

        TRILOGY being the key word. Not saga. Not franchise. Not anything other than trilogy xD Sort of like how I feel about Indiana Jones.

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  2. I LOVED these movies! I agree with you and Emma though. It’s good they ended with #3. Awesome review Zoe!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thank you kindly Kim! Everything after this was so messy :/

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  3. ruth says:

    OMG that gif!! I don’t think I can handle this flick, looks far too gory!

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    1. Zoë says:

      xD Yeah, these Final Destinations do push for the real gory, creative deaths haha.

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  4. table9mutant says:

    Last of the decent ones? Shit – there were more than three?! Lol. I do like this series (which I thought was a trilogy). Guess I can stop at this one, then? 😉

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    1. Zoë says:

      There were! There were FIVE! o.O Madness, right?! Yep – you can totally stop at three and not miss anything.

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  5. Jordan Dodd says:

    FLASHBACK! Dayum I haven’t seen any of these movies since I was a teenager. I remember really liking the first one, but that was a loooong time ago.

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    1. Zoë says:

      xD Then it totally serves the purpose hahaha. Yeah, the first one was the best of the lot, for me, but the second and third were also quite cool. It is after that where the major issues come in.

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  6. vinnieh says:

    Gotta say these movies don’t half have some inventive death scenes in them. Who comes up with the stuff?

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  7. Victor De Leon says:

    dont think I got this far in the series. will give this one a go. thanks!

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    1. Zoë says:

      This will be the last one you should give a shot xD

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  8. theipc says:

    SJB,

    HMMMMM I remember liking the 5th one….. O.o

    PSC

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    1. Zoë says:

      xD Well, after the fourth one it did look a hell of a lot better!

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