Final Destination 2 (2003)
USA / English
"It's not over yet... "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.
Shock Value -- 7 (Good Flick)
You know that feeling you get when you're watching America's Funniest
Home Videos and the oblivious son hits his hapless father in the crotch
with an aluminum bat? It gets a quick reaction, like, ooh, I feel your
FINAL DESTINATION 2 is a 90 minute or so string of those painful shots,
as each character one by one meets an unfortunate death by household
appliance. Bodies are slammed by trucks, heads are impaled, and limbs
fly through the air -- in other words, things that make you go "oooh!"
When one of the characters dies when her car's airbag explodes out of
nowhere, my eyes hiccuped with a "Yeah! Wow, did they do that??? Yeah,
they DID do that. Right on!"
Although the film has a very serious atmosphere about it, what with the
creepy score and people sincerely freaking out and everything, it still
retains a campy humor about it buried beneath its high-budget exterior.
Many movies would shy away from smashing up plastic ketchup-filled
dummies, opting instead to avoid the gore. Not FINAL DESTINATION 2!
This movie is an honest approach to movie-making, hearkening back to
the day when you got together with friends and said, "Okay, in this
scene we cut to the dummy falling off the building, it's run over by a
Mack truck, and it splatters chunks of blood all over that Oldsmobile
As for the premise behind FINAL DESTINATION 2, how do I put it into
words? A.J. Cook has premonitions that people died in a nasty pileup on
the highway. Thing is, this never happened. And ... she continues to
have premonitions that those same people will die in due time. Those
people eventually die. Did I get that right? The universal law of
nature is that, well, Death sometimes misses its mark and has to fix
its mistakes (which usually involves electrical equipment getting wet
and other freak accidents of home improvement). If this all sounds
convoluted, watch the movie. You'll see what I mean.
The premise of FINAL DESTINATION 2, as much potential as it might have,
doesn't make much sense and is pretty hokey, but if you medicate your
inquisitive mind with heavy sedatives, you'll be able to look past the
flimsy premise and enjoy the movie. I'm definitely looking forward to a
Final Destination 3.
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