When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.
When Wendy Christensen has a vision of an accident on the roller coaster, resulting in her and her friends' deaths, she instantly begins to panic and gets off the ride, causing a few of her friends to get off as well. The remaining friends, including Wendy's boyfriend, are stuck on the roller coaster and find themselves involved in the accident. With death waiting around the corner, Wendy and Kevin Fischer must try and work out death's plan, before they and the remaining survivors end up dead.Written by
At the end of the credits you will hear the mortician (William Bludworth) laugh. See more »
The new 2-Disc DVD contains a feature when you can control what happens throughout the movie. You can make decisions on characters actions, which results in changes through the course of the movie. There is plenty of new, re-shot footage, and different death scenes and survival scenes. See more »
I recently had a PM conversation on the topic of horror films with someone who doesn't like horror films . They mentioned my review of FINAL DESTINATION 2 and thought the film might have been better if the film had set out to horrify or repulse the audience rather than amuse or entertain them . I felt this was unfair since the FD movies work in a similar manner to the classic episodes of CASUALTY where the audience are trying to second guess the script as to what happens next . We see a lingering shot of a chip pan thinking it'll suddenly burst in to flame only to have our expectations quashed as a plane crashes out of the sky fatally injuring the occupant of the house . CASUALTY started losing a lot of acclaim when it started to metamorphoses in to yet another soap opera . Having said that after you've seen FINAL DESTINATION 3 you start to realise how much the franchise did become a wasted opportunity
FD 3 is directed by James Wong who also co-wrote and co-produced the film along with Glen Morgan . Both men worked alongside Chris Carter in making THE X FILES a massive television success on both sides of the Atlantic . They have a heritage in making the fantastical credible , they're not idiots but with hindsight the FINAL DESTINATION series isn't as good as it could have been . To be fair the first movie does inject a slightly different take on the horror genre with teenagers not being killed by a monster but being killed by destiny itself . The second movie was a definite improvement in that the protagonists were drawn from a larger demographic of society including a mother and child . With the third film we're back to teenagers again . FD 2 had no input from Wong and Morgan and is considered the best in the series . Can you see who may be to blame that the series didn't reach its full potential ?
The emphasis on teen characters panders to the demographics of a teen audience . Perhaps in the first film we had adult characters instead of adolescent ones the series may have taken off as an intelligent horror series with wider appeal and acclaim ? As it stands FD 3 is populated by very unsympathetic high school students . The muscle bound jock , two bitchy self centered bimbos who need to top up on their tan before attending a memorial service etc . One can't help thinking this would have been a much more memorable horror series if Wong and Morgan envisaged the films as being geared towards intelligent adults who want horror films that don't talk down to them . As it stands FINAL DESTINATION 3 isn't bad but isn't great either and shows how limited and formulaic a franchise can become
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