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The Final Destination (2009)


I love how they call this The Final Destination, not Final Destination 4, but THE Final Destination. Like this is going to be the last one.

Young Nick O’Bannon (Bobby Campo) thinks he’s cheated death when he keeps a grisly premonition from becoming reality, saving his friends and himself from being crushed in a catastrophic accident — but the survivors soon realize that fate has other plans.

So if your not familiar with the last three films, or any of the films for that matter, basically the whole film is just one crazy, and cool sequence of a person being killed, one after another.

In all honesty I liked the first, and second one, with the second being my favorite, and the third is just one I didn’t bother seeing at all, but this film just doesn’t feature the type of kick that those two did. I didn’t see it in 3-D, but I can see that the directors just found anyway they could to make the coolest deaths, that would look cool while splashing at the camera. I will admit the death scenes are pretty cool, but compared to the second, and first, their just alright.

The main problem with this film is that the writing is terrible. Everybody talks in this choppy, cliched, tone, as if the writers just took stuff off bumper stickers and wrote it down as dialogue. And what’s even worse is that these people don’t even seem real at all. Like the way they look, and the way they react to their life being in danger. If I knew I was going to die, I think I’d be a little bit more scared, and worried than how all these people were. In the other ones there was actually some comedy that wasn’t too in your face, but this one had none of that, and if they did have some bits of comedy, it was unintentionally cause the dialogue had me cracking up, I kid you not. It’s not scary for horror movies, just really goofy.

The acting is pretty terrible here too. This dude Bobby Campo seems like he could do something with a good script, but this just isn’t that script and he gives a bad performance to say the least. The chicks in this film are pretty bad in this too. I don’t even remember their names, but all I know is that their just terrible, and I kind of wanted some of them to get killed off right away. However, the best of the best is in this film………..get ready for it……….it is…….Mykelti Williamson!!! I bet your all probably wondering “who in the hell is Mykelti Williamson??”. For do not fear my friends, check out this clip and then you will understand who the legend behind the name truly is. Yeah, that’s right, it’s Bubba everybody. I laughed when I saw his name on screen, and when I saw him I just went he finally lives on. I kind of like it when I see guys like Mykelti get material like this, not as bad as this, but enough exposure, for everybody to see that you’re still alive and working.

Consensus: The Final Destination provides the always faithful cool death sequences, but is just so terribly written, acted, and for a horror movie standards, just isn’t scary.

3/10=SomeOleBullShitt!!!

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5 responses to “The Final Destination (2009)

  1. Shubhajit Lahiri August 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Exactly!!! Couldn’t agree with you more.

  2. Franz Patrick August 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    You just know this is not going to be the last one. It’s kind of like the “Saw” series. You want it to die but it just won’t. Looking forward to “Scream 4,” though. At least that one has the potential to be both scary and funny.

    I think this one is slightly better than “Final Destination 3″ if that’s even possible. Haha.

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