While watching a car race at McKinley Speedway, Nick O'Bannon has a premonition of a car crash that will result in many casualties, including several people that are in the audience. Nick convinces his girlfriend Lori, along with his friends Hunt and Janet to leave. A security guard named George Lanter, along with a racist named Carter, a mother and her two sons, and several other people follow Nick out. Shortly after they leave, Nick's premonition comes true. When survivors start dying, Nick, his friends, and George must try to find the remaining survivors and save them from Death before it is too late.Written by
The film's McKinley Speedway accident is similar to a real life disaster: the 1955 LeMans Speedway Disaster, in which a multi-car collision launched an engine block, hood, and other wreckage into a packed grand stand, killing 84 people in total. The deaths included spectators being cut in half by the flying hood "like a guillotine", the engine block crushing a swathe through the crowd; an explosion and fire also occurred, which added to the death toll. See more »
(at around 1h 13 mins) After Nick sets off the sprinklers by waving a wooden stick on fire at them, you can see him twitch and slide around his other arm slightly, which is supposed to be nailed to the wall and therefore immobile. See more »
What's with that? She went from uptight but normal to uptight and totally insane.
Why do you gotta be a prick? She saw somebody die.
So did we.
Yeah, and we're all freaked out. Would it kill you to be sensitive?
I don't know. I've never tried it.
[Hunt begins to leave]
Where are you going?
If you're right about this whole crash thing, then I'm going to make the most of every moment I have left. So I'm gonna do what I do best: I'm gonna get laid. If I'm dying, I'm trying. Keep up the good ...
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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 »
Available in 2D and 3D on both DVD and Blu-ray. See more »
For me, a rating of 5 out of 10 means I didn't like the movie, but I didn't hate it either.
"The Final Destination" is a 3D horror thriller gimmick. Even though I saw this in 2D, there were many elements that were very obviously designed to be in 3D to take full advantage of the medium.
However, the film itself just isn't good.
The acting is terrible. The story is formulaic. There's nothing really interesting as far as the plot. No discussion of death. No new interesting concepts. Lots of fluff in the form of false kills. And the entire film from the opening credits to the closing credits is about the methods in which these people die.
What this movie is really about is killing young, attractive individuals in a manner which will compliment the 3D. Nothing else. It's just killing people using a Rube Goldberg device or a flying object in 3D.
Some of the special effects are good, and a few of the deaths are interesting, however, the film doesn't really do anything for me. It's just kind of there. I don't really hate it, but I don't really like it either. I also don't really care for 3D in general. I think it's a stupid way of getting you to pay a little extra, like IMAX (which is a bigger screen and some extra speakers. Yaay).
Overall, if you like the 3D gimmick; you're just looking for a movie to take a few friends to and have a little fun; and you don't really care about plot, characters, or story, you might have some fun. To anyone else, I wouldn't really recommend it. It's just a studio gimmick and can be easily ignored.
5/10 - Nothing special.
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