HOME |  JOIN |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
Mission, The
Wild Life, The
Eve of Destruction
Mad Death, The
Lost in Vagueness
Sleeping Beauty
Allure
In Search of Dracula
Fantastic Woman, A
Emmanuelle II
Far from Vietnam
Inherit the Wind
Post, The
King Frat
Commuter, The
Mister Buddwing
Kiki's Delivery Service
Z-O-M-B-I-E-S
Mansfield 66/67
Old Enough
Bleeding Steel
Double Hour, The
My Generation
Geostorm
Pendulum
Certain Magical Index: The Movie - The Miracle of Endymion, A
That Good Night
Psychopath, The
My Beloved Bodyguard
.44 Specialist, The
   
 
Newest Articles
Boris Goes Bonkers, Bela Goes Bats: The Old Dark House and Mark of the Vampire
Charles Bronson's Mid-70s: Breakheart Pass and Others
Kids in America: The Breakfast Club vs Metropolitan
80s Dance-Off: Staying Alive vs Murder-Rock vs Breakin'
The Cinematic Darkside of Donald Crowhurst
Dutch Courage: The Flodder Series
Coming of Age: Boys on Film 18 - Heroes on DVD
Country and Irish - The secret history of Irish pop culture
Wash All This Scum Off the Streets: Vigilante Movies
Force the Issue: Star Wars' Tricky Middle Prequels and Sequels
Rediscovered: The Avengers - Tunnel of Fear on DVD
Sword Play: An Actor's Revenge vs Your Average Zatoichi Movie
Super Sleuths: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes on DVD
Stop That, It's Silly: The Ends of Monty Python
They're All Messed Up: Night of the Living Dead vs Land of the Dead
   
 
  Final Destination Buy this film here.
Year: 2000
Director: James Wong
Stars: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke, Chad Donella, Seann William Scott, Amanda Detmer, Brendan Fehr, Tony Todd, Chad Donella, Forbes Angus, Lisa Marie Caruk, Christine Chatelain, Daniel Roebuck, Roger Guenveur Smith, Barbara Tyson
Genre: Horror
Rating:  6 (from 3 votes)
Review: After a premonition of disaster Alex Browning and his fellow students are thrown off a plane only to see it explode just as he predicted. But it seems no one can cheat death as the survivors are each meeting a gruesome end in freak accidents. Can Alex work out what's going on and save his dwindling group of friends?

Rich or poor, young or old we've all got one thing in common, we're all going to end up as worm food eventually. But can we evade the Grim Reaper? That's the central theme of Final Destination which eschews the usual slasher movie villain instead opting for the ultimate bad guy, death itself. What this amounts to is an enjoyably gruesome version of the board game Mousetrap as a succession of protracted mishaps befalls our accident prone protagonists. These protagonists are the usual mix of American teenage archetypes, but it's not the kind of film where audiences are really asked to care deeply about the cast. The only real actor of note is gravel voiced Tony Todd, in a creepy cameo that would probably be filled by Peter Cushing if this were a vintage British chiller.

Final Destination sticks to a familiar formula with a young hero disbelieved by clueless cops investigating mysterious deaths, and desperately trying to convince his friends before they meet their demise. But its fun and gleefully gory premise is a breath of fresh air in an overcrowded genre, and there's a devilish playfulness to the whole thing that lifts it above its rivals, right up to its cheeky finale.
Reviewer: Jason Cook

 

This review has been viewed 1900 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (2)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Which film has the best theme song?
Spectre
The Ups and Downs of a Handyman
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
  Jamie Nichols
Andrew Pragasam
George White
Darren Jones
  Butch Elliot
Enoch Sneed
  Mark Scampion
   

 

Last Updated: