Final Destination [VHS]
Having boarded an aeroplane ready to embark on a school trip to France, Alex (Devon Sawa) suddenly has a premonition that it will explode. He tries to convince his friends to disembark, causing so much trouble that he and six others are eventually ejected before take-off. Shortly afterwards, standing in the departure lounge, they see the plane destroyed in a mid-air explosion. Later, after three of the ejectees have died in strange circumstances, Alex becomes convinced that death feels cheated, and is now trying to collect back the debt. Can Alex convince his other friends of this before they too meet their untimely ends?
While hardly a spiritual upgrade of the slasher film, this high-concept teen body-count thriller drops hints of The Sixth Sense into the smart-aleck sensibility of Scream. Helmed by X-Files veteran James Wong, who co-wrote the screenplay with long-time creative partner Glen Morgan, Final Destination is an often entertaining thriller marked by an unsettling sense of unease and scenes of eerie imagery. It suffers, however, from a schizophrenic tone and a frankly ludicrous premise. A high-school Cassandra, Alex Browning (Devon Sawa of Idle Hands), wakes from a pre-flight nightmare and panics when he's convinced the plane is doomed. His ruckus bumps seven passengers from the Paris-bound plane, which immediately explodes into a fireball on takeoff, but fate hasn't finished with these lucky few and, one by one, death claims them. Wong brings such a funereal tone to these early scenes of survivor's guilt and inevitable doom that the already far-fetched film threatens to veer into unplanned absurdity. Thankfully, the tale loosens up with a playful morgue humour: one of the victims winds up the splattered punch-line to a grim joke and elaborate Rube Goldbergesque chains of cause and effect become inspired spectacles of destruction. Final Destination is a pretty silly thriller when it takes itself seriously, and the filmmakers play fast and loose with their own rules of fate, but once they stick their tongues firmly in cheek, the film takes off with a screwy interpretation of the domino effect of doom. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Very creepy, violent and a little bit gory. But don't let the old special effects put you off. Fantastic acting all round too.
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 :(
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!!!
The picture is sharper, but no massive difference to the DVD, maybe in certain parts it stood out more than in other parts.
I was pleased though that there is a cast commentary on the blu ray that wasn't on the DVD.
This has always been one of my favourite horror movies from the early 2000s. So I had to buy it on Blu Ray. For what it cost I'm happy.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing film. Shocks galore. The best of the five or six films. RecommendedPublished 1 month ago by Rich H
finished off my collection with this very happy arrived safely and well packaged many thanksPublished 4 months ago by paula piggin