5.2/10
87,560
297 user 222 critic

The Final Destination (2009)

R | | Horror | 28 August 2009 (USA)
Trailer
2:12 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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.

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick (characters)
Reviews
Popularity
2,075 ( 811)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Director: Steven Quale
Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from Death itself, which seeks out those who escaped their fate.

Director: James Wong
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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.

Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Director: James Wong
Stars: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith
Saw IV (2007)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Louis Ferreira
Saw V (2008)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Director: David Hackl
Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell
Saw III (2006)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen
Saw II (2005)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G
Saw VI (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Agent Strahm is dead, and FBI agent Erickson draws nearer to Hoffman. Meanwhile, a pair of insurance executives find themselves in another game set by Jigsaw.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell
Saw (2004)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director: Jim Gillespie
Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Campo ... Nick
Shantel VanSanten ... Lori
Nick Zano ... Hunt
Haley Webb ... Janet
Mykelti Williamson ... George
Krista Allen ... MILF / Samantha
Andrew Fiscella ... Mechanic
Justin Welborn ... Racist
Stephanie Honoré ... Mechanic's Girlfriend
Lara Grice ... Racist's Wife
Jackson Walker ... Cowboy
Phil Austin ... MILF's Husband
William Aguillard William Aguillard ... Kid #1
Brendan Aguillard Brendan Aguillard ... Kid #2
Juan Kincaid Juan Kincaid ... Newscaster
Edit

Storyline

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 Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No mercy. No escape. No limits. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 4 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,408,309, 30 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,477,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,167,139
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 19 mins) The racist is seen drinking Hice Pale Ale. This is the same brand of beer that was seen in "Final Destination 2" and "Final Destination 3". In Final Destination 2 (2003) there is a drunk driver driving the Hice Pale Pale Beer truck before the pile-up, and in the third film it drives past the drive-through behind Wendy and Kevin and squishes their truck against the wall. The name "Hice" comes from the stunt coordinator Freddie Hice who did the stunt work for "Final Destination 2". See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Hunt Wynorski: [about Janet] What's with that? She went from uptight but normal to uptight and totally insane.
Nick: Why do you gotta be a prick? She saw somebody die.
Hunt Wynorski: So did we.
Nick: Yeah, and we're all freaked out. Would it kill you to be sensitive?
Hunt Wynorski: I don't know. I've never tried it.
[Hunt begins to leave]
Lori: Where are you going?
Hunt Wynorski: 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...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits run over a "greatest hits" of the kills in earlier installments, presented as 3D CGI X-rays. See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in 2D and 3D red/green on DVD and Bluray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th, Part 3: 3D (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Burning Bridges
Written by Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Glenn Gyorffy (as Glenn "G5" Gyorffy)
Performed by Anvil
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
A Nutshell Review: The Final Destination 3D
27 August 2009 | by DICK STEELSee all my reviews

If you're a fan of the franchise, you'd know the drill by now, and can probably mentally run through all the cliché moments you'll be expected to see being played out on screen once again. Start with a spectacular death-defying escape from certain demise, and because Death cannot accept those who cheated on him, hence begins that hunter-prey game where the Death's invisible hand starts to design some elaborate life-ending sequence for its victims, sometimes with some wickedly black humour thrown in.

Seriously though, Death has turned hip in the series, allowing a select group of survivors led by a prophetic messenger, if anything just to challenge himself to pick them off one by one through the simple rule of elimination in order of the premonition, dangling the carrot that whosoever can break any of his death traps, will be worthy of a second chance in life, not. One thing's for sure, an audience is not going to just walk in and expect great acting or high drama. All we want, simply and crudely put, is to see how brutal or comical death can result from sometimes the most ridiculous of set ups.

To top its predecessors, this installment had its introductory big scene set in stock car racing, which is the perfect avenue for 101 things to go wrong, and when they do, have thousands of potential victims to pick off from. While the very first movie had a spectacular, and some say too realistic for good taste in having witness from within a plane break up and explode upon take-off, this one had an adrenaline pumping race that got enhanced thanks to the latest gimmick in town, 3D.

And while some films are presented in 3D format without exploiting its 3D elements to the maximum, The Final Destination milked every single sequence that it could. From the get go you have objects darting around and flying toward you, be it huge tyres or mashed body insides, everything got hurled toward you from the screen, which I have to admit made me duck a couple of times, having deliberately chosen to sit up front so that the screen totally enveloped my field of vision. But there were still some sequences that looked quite cheaply done though, akin to the quality of those made for television movies due to a smaller budget devoted to effects. But for what it's worth as a 3D film, this is one of the better contemporary live action ones out there now.

One does not expect Oscar winning material in its storyline or acting, though the eye-candy cast made sitting through this film palatable, even if they're acting range comes with vast rooms for improvement. The film's relatively short, clocking under 90 minutes, and had enough cheat sheet deja-vu moments (which included the opening credits priming you on what to excpect) to repeat itself for the sole purpose of bloating the runtime. It also ran out of steam in its final act, leading to a very convenient and rushed conclusion which was just probably director David R. Ellis' way of saying "I do not know how to end this".

Will there be another Final Destination? Sure, if the writers can dream up of another shocker of an opening sequence to set the stage for more deathly carnage to happen. It's no brainer, and if box office results this opening weekend prove to be stellar, then we should expect this franchise to develop some legs to keep going on. And on. But if that happens, this will be viewed in 3D, or naught.


83 of 127 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 297 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed