Alex is boarding a plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. Shortly after Alex, a group of students, and his teacher are thrown off the plane, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Alex must now work out Death's plan, as each of the survivors falls victim. Whilst trying to prevent the next death, Alex must also dodge the FBI, who believe that he caused the explosion.Written by
(at around 1h 15 mins) Alex's chicken spread was actually mushed up banana. See more »
(Around 26 minutes) The TV reporter refers to the NTSB as the "National Transportation and Safety Board." The "and" changes the meaning of the name entirely, and is not actually a part of the name. It is actually called the "National Transportation Safety Board." See more »
[in Carter's car]
Stay below the speed limit. And, oh: don't pass on the right.
Wait a minute. I'm havin' a vision here.
You're the next one man.
Hey, man. Why'd you say something like that?
Because if you don't shut up, *I'm* gonna fuckin' kill you!
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The opening credits are done in a ghosting format. See more »
There was an alternate ending filmed where Alex Browning gets decapitated by a stray rudder from a downed police helicopter. See more »
All the Candles in the World
Written by Jane Siberry
Performed by Jane Siberry
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Quite good for a teen slasher flick
I really liked this movie. It's probably one of the better teen slasher flicks to ever hit the screen.
Let's face it: teen slasher flicks are not outstanding cinema. The writing is always lame, the plots are even lamer, they're usually vehicles for the latest trends in fashion and music and showcases of the heartthrob and/or bombshell-of-the-month. They're really just vehicles for post-pubescent hormonal stimulation.
But "Final Destination" is different. First, it has real imagination going for it. The plot is unlike your typical "madman in the corn chases teenage bombshell through puddles," it actually took some thought to put this together. It's not just shock-factor movie-making, they actually sat down and outlines how all the deaths would work in a way that keeps the plot alive. A tale of kids trying to cheat death's design is much harder to write than a dude with a chainsaw.
Then there's the death scenes themselves. Outstanding! I love a clever death scene in movies like this ... it's why you pay the $8! And these are some doozies. You can tell the filmmakers sat around for hours simply trying to find the coolest way to kill people. And if you have a sick mind (like yours truly), you'll find these death scenes simply hysterical! A really good movie. 8 out of 10. I'm giving it a high score because it's outstanding within it's genre.
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