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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary and clever
Final Destination is one scary horror movie. The suspense is sensational and the deaths and the premonition were ingenious!

When Alex has a premonition of a plane he's on exploding, he gets off along with his friends. Then, the plane explodes before their very eyes! Was his premonition true? Now, because Alex had the premonition th fbi think that he caused it...
Published on 17 Sept. 2006 by Mr. M

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2.0 out of 5 stars There was a great film trying to get out.....
The plot of Final Destination is an interesting one. A student has a premonition that the plane he is boarding will crash. So he panics and gets off at the last minute. A few of his friends and a teacher (who acts like an ill conceived brat) follow. But death isn't too happy about that, especially when said plane does crash. So death is now after the survivors in order to...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scary and clever, 17 Sept. 2006
Final Destination is one scary horror movie. The suspense is sensational and the deaths and the premonition were ingenious!

When Alex has a premonition of a plane he's on exploding, he gets off along with his friends. Then, the plane explodes before their very eyes! Was his premonition true? Now, because Alex had the premonition th fbi think that he caused it. Only to make matters worse, his friends are being killed one by one in the order they were supposed to of died on the plane. Death is stalking them because they cheated it.

The acting and directing is superb and this is a top-notch horror!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly intelligent horror thriller!, 7 Feb. 2003
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Final Destination is a great combination of black humor, horror and basic thriller. The movie opens admirably at the airport, Devon Sawa has a vision of his plane crashing before a class trip. He and several others get off the plane only to discover that it does crash, but things take a turn for the worse when they all begin to die strange deaths. Sawa, Ali Larter, and Kerr Smith all play their roles very honestly and naturally. As for the supporting characters, Kristin Cloke, Chad Donella, Seann William Scott, and Amanda Detmer all turn in excellent performances. Tony Todd makes an amusing and well conceived cameo as a sinister mortician who may or may not be death himself. The death scenes are original and unexpected and the special effects are breathtaking. The plane crash is one of the most realistic you will see. This movie also makes you think about destiny and how you live your life. Final Destination is definetly on the top of my teen horror favourites and a nice change from scream type movies. It's suspenseful, it has a great story, the deaths are unique and the gore is a visual treat. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a good film with a young cast, 27 Jan. 2006
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A group of high school students escape an airline crash in which their friends were killed.

Some time later events start to happen that make one of the students,alex,start to think that death it self has come back to finish of his work.
This region 2 dvd has some extras including a couple of games,a bit of fun.
A very good thriller/horror with a strong cast of young new actors and actresses.you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Death loads of fun, 26 Mar. 2005
Wow what a brilliant film, this is 1 film that will not let u down.
This is a must buy film, also on the dvd u get a death clock which calculates how long u will live,
only touble is it says i do not have long left, so this might be my last review :(
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'll see you soon!, 31 July 2012
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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Before taking off for Paris, Alex Browning has a vision that the plane is going to explode. Pannicking he gets off the plane and in the mÍlée a teacher and a group of his class mates are forced off the flight, the plane goes on to explode in mid air, killing everyone on board. But pretty soon after the disaster strange accidents start to befall those who got off the plane, it seems that death is out to get them.

With the number of hugely disappointing teens in peril movies that were made post the success of Wes Craven's hugely successful Scream, it's refreshing to find one that is, well, refreshing. Not purporting to be anything other than a wickedly entertaining piece of horror based nonsense, Final Destination is inventive, funny and above all else, shock laden. From the opening, and terrifying air crash sequence to the clever and gross way that our protagonists shake hands with the grim reaper, this film is gloriously proud of its horror intent. One peak at the surnames of the characters will tell you just how into their horror roots the makers are here, whilst not a homage movie as such, James Wong and his team clearly know what makes a modern horror picture work. If you find yourself complaining about the writing then you clearly are missing the point of Final Destination's existence, either that or you are in fact dead yourself! Two fun but vastly inferior sequels would follow, but really this is the one to watch, as good a 100 minutes of horror fun as you could wish to have, I dare you not to jump! 9/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You can't beat a good bit of cabbage!, 9 Feb. 2004
There I was, summer of 2001, the night before I left home to start a new life at Grad School in the States and I get together with my high-school buddies to kill one last keg and watch one last movie, and some smart-arse has to choose…Final Destination!
I swear, the plane rides I had the next day were pure skin-crawling, bowel-loosening terror.
Final Destination has an interesting enough premise - can you escape destiny? After a premonition and a messy, graphic, boy-am-I-glad-I'm-not-flying-tomorrow plane crash, 7 kids find themselves in this exact situation - They've cheated death, but for how long?
Well, about 98 minutes should do it…
The film was made by the Morgan/Wong partnership who were responsible for a lot of the early X-files episodes, you know, the good ones. You can see that influence seeping through into this film, with a malevolent, unstoppable, anonymous killer and a brilliant sense of timing, suspense and action help raise this above standard teen horror fare. Not that far above mind you, but the plot inconsistencies are swept away by the drama and the slightly daft premise is obscured by the rising tension.
Final Destination isn't going to set the world on fire, but there are far worse ways to spend an evening… As they say in the movie, you can't beat a good bit of cabbage!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Final destination is fab, 14 May 2003
This film is rather special. It's very unique and has an original storyline which makes it stand out from your average teen adolescent horror thriller movie. Alex chance browning (devon sawa) has a vivid vision of the plane flight 180 he and his other school mates are travelling on will explode on take-off leaving no survivors, minutes before the plane is due to take off, alex shares his vision with many onboard but is branded a fraud and removed from the plane for disrupting the passengers and the overall morale onboard.
In the departure lounge, alex and 6 other passengers including clear (ali later) and carter (kerr smith) six and argue about alex's hysterical outburst and how it cost them half a day in paris. Suddenly as they watch the plain take off its explodes, leaving no survivors and making alex prime suspect in the investigation.
This event means that death has now a new design, since alex and 6 others were meant to die on the plane, a new design is set in motion through which the remaining lucky 6 survivors of the plane crash with slowly and uniquely be bumped off.
Watch this thrilling movie and its scary and well executed direction.
If you want more, then watch the sequel, which interlinks the events of flight 180 in the first films with events which are forseen in the second.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There was a great film trying to get out....., 15 April 2014
The plot of Final Destination is an interesting one. A student has a premonition that the plane he is boarding will crash. So he panics and gets off at the last minute. A few of his friends and a teacher (who acts like an ill conceived brat) follow. But death isn't too happy about that, especially when said plane does crash. So death is now after the survivors in order to correct the way of order.

The first twenty minutes are not too bad. But the film evaporates, especially the final third. There is a very awkward scene with Tony Todd, who is only introduced it seems to spoonfeed us the story. Talking about awkward scenes, what type of self respecting teacher 'protects' her student against an innocent hari krishna distributing leaflets and then mouths a swear word at him? For an introduction to a character we are supposed to have sympathy with later on, this is a disaster.

The script is weak, but it's the characters who really suffer. Not one has any depth to them, and not one is likable enough to care for when they do die. It's all utterly contrived and a real bore by the end. Horror fans will have fun with the characters names named after some of the most influential persons associated with the genre. Valerie Lewton, Hitchcock and Schreck to name a few.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You can run, but you can't hide from Death, 26 Aug. 2003
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Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
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Final Destination manages to find its own little niche among psychological thrillers such as Scream and The Sixth Sense. With X-Files veterans James Wong and Glen Morgan at the helm, the movie is all but guaranteed to be entertaining and gripping. The plot works well as a whole, but some of the minutiae and details may make your brain hurt if you try to delve too deeply into them. Some impressive special effects and exquisite timing squeeze as much fun as possible out of the twists, turns, and thrills collected here, and the actors play their roles quite convincingly.
Alex Chance Browning (Devon Sawa) obviously does not love to fly, but he shakes off several bad omens to board the plane taking a large group of his classmates to Paris. Just before takeoff, he has a premonition of imminent disaster and ends up getting himself, five classmates, and a teacher, thrown off the plane. While his fellow stranded travelers tell him off and ridicule his claim to have somehow seen the plane explode after takeoff, the plane does indeed explode just as Alex predicted. These six other people seem more upset than grateful to Alex for having essentially saved their lives, and he finds himself a social outcast and even a person of interest to the FBI. Things only get worse from here. His circle of seven survivors begins to die off one by one, and Alex begins to see a pattern in these events. He comes to believe that he somehow messed up Death's plan, and now Death is coming to claim the lives of the seven who were supposed to die in the plane crash. He figured out that plan once already, and he is determined to figure out whatever new design Death throws at him. If he and any of his friends are to survive, Alex must outsmart the Grim Reaper yet again, a tough task indeed.
There is not as much character development as I would have liked in Final Destination, but this does keep one from getting too attached to a character slated to die. The relationship between Alex and Clear Rivers (Ali Larter) is especially ambiguous. One character really stands out in the movie, despite his relatively short appearance: Tony Todd (of Candyman fame). He plays a disturbingly dark, strange mortician whose ruminations about death really push the horror aspects of the movie to a higher level. The death scenes are, for the most part, quite delightful. One in particular occurs so suddenly and out of the blue that you have to just stop and give the moviemakers a little love. A decapitation scene came off a little unrealistically, but all of the other special effects were quite impressive. I have to say I really love the ending of the film; it is such a rare thrill to see a cold-blooded concluding moment rather than a sappy fairy tale ending.
Speaking of fairy tale endings, that is exactly what the first cut of this movie had, along with a romantic element that ultimately found itself on the cutting room floor. Not only can you see the deleted scenes and alternate ending on the DVD, you can learn the reasons why the changes were made. The DVD includes a short documentary discussing the screen tests done for the film; as a result of these screen tests, the movie was altered rather dramatically in order to better please the intended audience. This documentary provides some great insight into how movies actually get made. A second documentary tells the story of a real-life "intuitive investigator." While this 19-minute feature is interesting up to a point, I really do not see why in the world it was included here. Back on the plus side, there are several commentaries of the movie included on the DVD. Final Destination is quite a good movie in and of itself, and this bounty of extra features makes the DVD a great purchase for those who enjoy psychological thrillers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This could have been a classic..., 16 April 2012
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I always think of this as a recent release (maybe because of all the sequels) so was shocked to find it came out in 2000... and I'm only just seeing it!

As a general rule horror films divide into two types: those for adults, (increasingly... or so it seems) those for the teen market. Final Destination is clearly aimed at the latter which is a shame because the set up is so ingenious that if it had been made for adults, quite possibly it could have become a classic, especially if it was a platform for a serious discussion of free will and destiny. As it turns out, the beginning is clever, scary stuff after which it becomes rather predictable, with just ever more inventive ways to kill off the remaining cast. The result is fun but I couldn't help feeling this was something of a wasted opportunity.
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