Alex Browning is among a group of high school students readying themselves for a trip to Europe. When he suddenly has a premonition their airplane will crash, he screams to warn the others but instead he is thrown off of the plane.
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
The infamous beach scene was originally shot with a romantic subplot between Alex and Clear. See more »
(at around 25 mins) The newscaster said after the crash that the group consisted of 40 students and 4 teachers. This means that during the scene where they all got kicked off the plane, there was no reason for the conversation between the two teachers and the airline worker about how one of them had to get back on the plane to watch the students. There were already two other teachers on board, so the French teacher who went back on the plane in actuality would not have had to die. See more »
Starts very well, but gets a little too silly toward the end.
A minor SPOILER here.
A very good premise that gradually - and inevitably - drifts into teen horror film territory. I say inevitably because there is a group of teens involved so obviously there can be no long-term seriousness. Still, I was a little surprised just how unseriously the movie ends. When one compares the excellent beginning with the ridiculous horror/comedy ending, it is like looking at two different movies. It's a pity that the premise wasn't taken and "assigned" to a cast of adults, i.e. that a "serious" horror film wasn't made. Nevertheless, FD is never dull; even the obviously weaker second half. The flight disaster scenes are terrific, the murder scenes are very good, and there is real interest as to what is going to happen next, in spite of a premonition that the conclusion can't and won't be satisfactory. The conclusion is almost like a mockery of all the previous happenings (the movie turns from horror into the horror comedy genre). Easily the dumbest scene, however, isn't the ending but the way the aggressive teen turns around his car to beat up the movie's main hero, and nearly kills the bicycle-driving teen - while completely ignoring the fact that he nearly killed him and caused an accident! That was really, really dumb.
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