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“Something’s gonna happen, we are all gonna die! All right? ‘Cause there’s gonna be a crash!”
– Nick

SYNOPSIS: After a young man’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end. – via IMDB

the final destination

GRADE 2Holy. Shit. This movie. The acting. The graphics and effects! Next level, I tell you. Gosh, I think it is relatively on par with The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. Impressive as hell. These movies have a relatively simple recipe, they do. A big tragic accident gets witnessed/seen in a premonition, someone freaks out and saves some people, then people start dying in the order they are supposed to, the original freakee realises this and tries to save everyone. Unsuccessfully. Without fail. So while the movies are a rinse and repeat of one another, they are cheesy fun. Until this one, that is. This one is just so damn meh, I didn’t actually even watch it too closely, to be honest. It was also worsened by the fact that the graphics and effects were given front and centre stage, and they were nothing short of cringe worthy. Take a look at the poster. See how heavily they are marketing the 3D angle? Yes, so you can just imagine what it is that we got… the above gif is an example of some of the finer points of the sketchy effects. Ugh. I hated this movie. The acting was beyond godawful, the dialogue was next level dodgy, the characters were all immensely unlikable, the deaths weren’t even that creative, and this movie tried way too hard all the time, and it failed. Terribly. I really don’t know what else to say about this movie. It was bland, unimaginative, boring, terribly executed and stupid to boot. There was not saving it, not even normal bad horror logic, and it was unforgivable. Seriously, these movies could have just remained a trilogy, or could really just have been a single movie without a million sequels. But no, money was afoot, and the studios threw money into something that evidently failed. Horribly. Especially in the form of The Final Destination. This was just unacceptable. Over the past few weeks, it would seem that most of you wonderful readers are in agreement that this movie is the worst of the lot. Definitely followed by the fifth one. I think. Should we take a poll here to ascertain this? I think we should. Let me know what your favourite movie is in this franchise, I will post the results next week with the final one!

26 thoughts on “Rapid Review: The Final Destination (2009)

  1. Natasha says:

    Great stuff as always bestie! This looks worse than Arrow!

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    1. Zoë says:

      This IS worse than Arrow, hands down!

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  2. renxkyoko says:

    I have seen just 2, the first and second. I stopped because there seems to be no solution.

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    1. Zoë says:

      There is no solution, ever.

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  3. Tom says:

    Well I guess I just got lucky by not having seen any of them 🙂 Maybe I’ll check out the first but I’ll be sure to stop right there

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    1. Zoë says:

      Yeah, the first three are just fine, but this is, undoubtedly, one of the worst movies I have ever seen!

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      1. Tom says:

        Worse than The Witch???

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      2. Tom says:

        Nah, just kidding. That movie was awesome. Saw it tonight. Stoked about it.

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      3. Zoë says:

        xD I was about to say, I thought you were so stoked for that AND the reviews are coming back really good for it hahaha. Hope to catch it soon!

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  4. emmakwall says:

    Agree with EVERYTHING you said. It’s a real shame because like you said, the films are good fun, I always enjoyed the Final Destination movies, well up until no.3 of course 🙂 I mean the first one was such a cool idea and really well made, so were the next two. Ah well.

    I voted!!!! 😀

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    1. Zoë says:

      Pffff, this movie was a total waste of my time! Glad to see we are in agreement, and thank you for voting 😀

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      1. emmakwall says:

        No problem! 😀 I usually tend to agree with you, I’ve noticed that!!! 🙂 🙂

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      2. Zoë says:

        It would seem we see eye to eye on quite a few things 🙂

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  5. abbiosbiston says:

    The things you do to yourself…

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  6. theipc says:

    JJB,

    I still stand by liking the fifth one : ) : )

    SSC

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    1. Zoë says:

      PSC,

      It’s still kinda way better than this… thing.

      JJB

      Liked by 1 person

      1. theipc says:

        JB,

        Any time I can watch Koechner get killed :

        #win

        SPC

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  7. alexraphael says:

    Saw the first two. At one point watching the second one, I thought the cinema had mixed the film up and were showing the first one again haha.

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    1. Zoë says:

      xD I can totally understand how you would get to that conclusion, it’s all rinse and repeat with these!

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  8. Yeah, it had gotten very repetitive and vacuous by this stage, although I do think the fifth is a bit better!

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    1. Zoë says:

      The fifth was definitely better than this hunk of junk, but a far cry from the first two.

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  9. I really liked the first few movies (I have a hard time keeping them separate in my mind since they are so similar). I haven’t seen 4 or 5. It’s a shame things turned so sour.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I totally get what you are saying – they do all just run together eventually. Yep, definitely went bad, fast.

      Liked by 1 person

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