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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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Janet
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Racist
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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 Reaper 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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Death saved... the best for last. 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)  »

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Final Destination 4  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,633,395 (UK) (28 August 2009)

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

(at around 6 mins) The company Bill Wall Leather is featured in most of David R. Ellis' films. In Final Destination 2 (2003) the character Evan Lewis wears a shirt with the name on it as does Eric Christian Olsen's character in Cellular (2004) and in this film the race car that help causes the accident is sponsored by it. See more »

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(at around 43 mins) 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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Hunt Wynorski: That's a lot of Tampons for one woman.
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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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A series of fatally unfortunate events
2 September 2009 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Arriving on local theaters without the benefit of 3-D, the novelty of "The Final Destination" goes doubly kaput, as it not only lacks inspired deaths and sympathetic characters, but also because the flatness of David R. Ellis' body bag-fodder isn't mitigated by whatever shallow entertainment an additional dimension might have brought.

Eric Bress' script wastes no time in shaping its interchangeable characters as, apparently, Death has to immediately dive into placing its cardboard victims in intricate fatalities that have been the series' central gimmick. Nick (Bobby Campo) experiences a premonition of a disaster in a race track and manages to get a few people out, who would have otherwise died. As per the franchise's tradition, Death won't be cheated and it starts to do anything -- like toppling cans and letting waters drip -- to create a ripple of events that would eliminate the survivors.

Despite showing how lame entertainment can be entertainingly lame with "Snakes on a Plane," Ellis -- who also directed "Final Destination 2" -- doesn't strive for an ounce of creativity, resulting to a terribly disposable fare that fails to hit its its mark despite aiming so low. And as embodied by the narrative shortcuts this gorefest constantly employs, the Rube Goldberg set pieces start to feel less impressive than mechanical, which makes one believe that Death has worked itself too much over the last three installments.


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