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The Final Destination (2009)

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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.

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Storyline

In a car race in McKinley Speedway, twenty-something Nick has a premonition of a deadly car crash with many casualties in the audience and convinces his girlfriend Lori and his friends Hunt and Janet to leave the place. They are followed by the security guard; a racist guy; a mother with her children and a mechanic, that are saved from death. When the racist guy and the mother die in mysterious and creepy incidents, Nick and Lori research and find many similar cases in Internet. They try to lure The Ripper to break the chain of deadly events and survive, but destiny does not help them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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For 10 years, one franchise reinvented Death. On August 28th, Death saved the best for 3D. See more »

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Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 4  »

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$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,633,395 (UK) (28 August 2009)

Gross:

$66,466,372 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

The Final Destination series began when Flight 180 crashed in Final Destination (2000). At the race track, the victims are seated in area 180 (as shown on a sign behind them) and the video camera footage briefly shows the number on the screen and a bus in the final scene is clearly marked on the roof as number 180. See more »

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When the old patient at the hospital tells the Asian medical worker that he killed a lot of them in Korea, the Asian medical worker replies that he is Chinese, implying that the Chinese did not participate in the Korean War. However, China did participate in the Korean War and many Chinese soldiers died there. See more »

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Hunt Wynorski: We just lost a really hot MILF.
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Opening credits run over a "greatest hits" of the kills in earlier installments, presented as 3D CGI X-rays. See more »

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As a movie, it's terrible. As a Final Destination movie, it is incredible.
3 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This entry to the series takes a different approach. From the moment I saw the X-rayed-death-scene opening credit sequence with the hard rock cover of the creepy main theme of the series, I knew that the movie was not to be taken seriously, and a little help from the third dimension drove that idea home.

The Final Destination is a caricature of itself and the the entire series for that matter. This film was made with the knowledge that people still see these films for the ridiculously over the top and creative death scenes. Its like watching the trap go off in mouse trap; Its the only thing people came for.

There are about a dozen deaths in this entry as opposed to the regular 6-8 and the majority of them are fairly lengthy. Little attention is payed to the story or the characters but why bother? We've seen all this before? And I find that the hammy dialogue that the characters do manage to sputter out, only enhances the self-parody.

Fans of the series are either going to love it or think its OK and almost everyone else will hate it. SO If you've stuck it out through the other 3 films, check it out, and don't take it seriously.


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