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The Final Destination (2009)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  28 August 2009 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Final Destination 4  »

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Budget:

$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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The race track is called "McKinley Speedway" which was the name of the Town, High School and character Ian McKinley (Kris Lemche) in Final Destination 3 (2006). See more »

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During the car wash scene Janet is seen having trouble with the moon roof on her vehicle. When she drives up to the car wash you can seen the top of the vehicle and the moon roof is clearly closed. Minutes later Janet is seen closing the moon roof. See more »

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Lori: Janet, come on! We have to leave right now.
Janet: No. No, I can't keep doing this, okay? You're both nuts.
Lori: Janet, we gotta go. Come on.
Janet: No. Don't you see? This is where I was supposed to be in the first place, not that stupid race. I was meant to see this movie.
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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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Burning Bridges
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Avoid this film if you can...
6 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went out with some friends tonight and everyone wanted to see this movie, and it had been a long time since I saw a horror movie, so I thought it might be fun.

I saw the original "Final Destination" when I was younger and thought it was an interesting idea, and that movie was pretty well done. This movie, however, follows the EXACT same formula, in every way shape and form. No new plot devices are used, making this movie feel exhausted and uninteresting.

All the characters are incredibly cliché for a teen horror flick. The nice, protagonist couple, the bitchy friend and her sex crazed boyfriend, etc. Not to mention the completely unnecessary sex scene in the middle of the movie, which only was shown to make sure male viewers remained moderately interested in this poor excuse for a movie, I imagine? The 'horror'. Ohhh, they loved gore, alright. Too bad that the gore came off as laughable instead of scary. I honestly can say that I was never once grossed out by the excessive amount of blood they showed, no matter how much they tried. Every 'death' that occurred in this movie was so incredibly far-fetched that it was extremely difficult to take seriously.

In conclusion, I do not recommend this movie. If you look at this as a comedy instead of horror, you may enjoy it more. You also might enjoy it more if you get drunk first. However, seeing it sober as I did will be very painful, you have been warned.

*****SPOILERS***** Also, while there are many goofs in this movie I'm sure, I would like to add that this film contains a HUGE plot hole towards the end that made me want to rip my hair out. Water would NOT extinguish a chemical fire, it would only make it worse. I believe that this was taught in... elementary school? wtf.


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