Final Destination (2000)
Director: James Wong
Main Stars: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith
Storyline: A teenager has vision of him and his friends dying on a flight. He prevents them from the tragic accident and now death is haunting them down.
Review (Spoils): Alex (Devon Sawa) board’s a plane and gets a weird graphic vision about a plane crash and all are involved in it. He freaks out and he and some of his colleagues get exhorted from the flight and lord behold it crashes. Death is not happy and he is coming back and knocking each one off one by one with freak accidents in the order of the plane crash vision.
This is a great storyline and it was unique. The graphic intro vision of the plane is over the top and it keeps you on the edge of the seat. Yes this movie screams teenage type film but we are outside of the cheesy lines and love stories and more into “how are we going to escape death”? The acting is average but the whole point of the film is graphic over the top accidents which makes this film a classic for its time. We have hangings, brick smashing, bus smashing and a nasty shard of metal flying. The series is known for its nasty kills.
Rating: This is the first of a unique and great series. The opening sequence is one of the best accident scenes out there and the storyline of death is coming back to take what was stolen from him is a great idea.