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Final Destination is a great horror movie

With a great premise, but I fucking hate Devon Sawa's character.

by Anonymousreply 55September 16, 2021 5:37 AM

I like the unhinged lady teacher with survivor guilt.

If you have the original DVD of this movie, look for the actors' commentary. It's one of the best I've ever heard on a movie.

by Anonymousreply 1September 13, 2021 2:45 AM

Devon Sawa ended up being a pretty hot daddy.

Did not see that coming

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by Anonymousreply 2September 13, 2021 2:48 AM

They are all well done. The third film, the one that begins with a roller coaster accident, is fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 3September 13, 2021 2:49 AM

[quote]I like the unhinged lady teacher with survivor guilt.

Oh God, she was a mess. I love the way death got her.

by Anonymousreply 4September 13, 2021 2:49 AM

I went to the theater and saw the first film a few days after returning from a college trip to Paris & London. So that was fun. I think the first one is the best of the group.

by Anonymousreply 5September 14, 2021 3:00 AM

They're all on HBO Max. I've just started Final 5. It truly is a great concept.

by Anonymousreply 6September 14, 2021 3:33 AM

Just started watching 3 again. The little sister kind of looks like a man.

by Anonymousreply 7September 14, 2021 3:50 AM

Jeeze that roller coaster opening is scary.

by Anonymousreply 8September 14, 2021 4:02 AM

I saw the first one in the theater too (can’t believe that was over twenty years ago!)

I remember this death scene in particular, which made everyone in the theater collectively jump out of their seats 😱. Twenty years later it’s been copied so much that it makes me roll my eyes whenever I see a character on tv or in a movie meet their demise in this same way…but back in 2000 it was a new and original visual effect, maybe the equivalent of the hand grabbing Amy Irving from the grave at the end of Carrie.

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by Anonymousreply 9September 14, 2021 4:39 AM

You beat me to it r9. That was a shocking and very original death.

by Anonymousreply 10September 14, 2021 4:42 AM

The main male lead in 3 was really cute.

by Anonymousreply 11September 14, 2021 5:05 AM

Thanks r9. Whet to Kerr Smith?

by Anonymousreply 12September 14, 2021 5:08 AM

Each of the FD films had at least one hot guy…another reason I miss the franchise.

by Anonymousreply 13September 14, 2021 5:09 AM

Exactly, R13. Each has a hot piece of ass. 4’s Bobby Campo is my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 14September 14, 2021 5:15 AM

5 seems a bit too cinematic/high-quality compared to the teen horror fun of the others. It looks like some kind of high-end thriller series.

by Anonymousreply 15September 14, 2021 5:25 AM

The lead in 5.

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by Anonymousreply 16September 14, 2021 5:33 AM

R11, Ryan Merriman was his name! Yeah he was pretty cute in the movie.

R16, oh man, thank you for that. Haven't seen 5 since theatres ten (!) years ago, but dayum...

by Anonymousreply 17September 14, 2021 6:50 AM

It sort of bugs me how all the students are so good looking. They board the plane and it looks like a fashion runway show. No fat kids, gawky kids etc at that school.

by Anonymousreply 18September 14, 2021 6:52 AM

Jeff, the creator, is a good friend of mine and one of the nicest guys in the world.

For whatever that's worth.

(I hate horror and have never seen the film or any sequel.)

by Anonymousreply 19September 14, 2021 8:09 AM

[quote]Twenty years later it’s been copied so much that it makes me roll my eyes whenever I see a character on tv or in a movie meet their demise in this same way

You ain't kidding:

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by Anonymousreply 20September 14, 2021 8:24 AM

I just finished the 5th one. The ending twist is pretty good and I totally didn't see it coming. I wonder if they're going to make anymore.

by Anonymousreply 21September 14, 2021 1:44 PM

Loved the first one, especially the classic horror film names of some of the characters. Was very original and coming not so long after the TWA flight 800 incident, more than a little disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 22September 14, 2021 3:28 PM

The death of the two girls in the tanning bed still haunts me. The most horrifying to watch in my opinion. But I have only seen the 3 first movies, not into terror movies at all.

by Anonymousreply 23September 14, 2021 3:38 PM

Glad to see there are other fans. These movies have long been a guilty pleasure.

by Anonymousreply 24September 14, 2021 4:11 PM

The fifth one kind of gave me the sense of : "we're a big-deal franchise now, let's now take ourselves very seriously, and plug-in some of that high-end Twilight aesthetic" and cut down on the laughs by about 80%.

by Anonymousreply 25September 14, 2021 4:18 PM

Number 6 is in pre-production but who knows if it will actually get made.

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by Anonymousreply 26September 14, 2021 4:20 PM

This appears to be a Lithuanian remake but IMDB has it listed as a documentary 😆.

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by Anonymousreply 27September 14, 2021 4:51 PM

Horror is not my genre at all, but I saw the first one for some reason and that scene with the bus made me jump out of my seat.

by Anonymousreply 28September 14, 2021 4:56 PM

Sean William Scott's character's death was laugh out loud funny. Somehow the obnoxious doofus was the best character of the movie

by Anonymousreply 29September 14, 2021 5:08 PM

Sean William Scott's character's death was laugh out loud funny. Somehow the obnoxious doofus was the best character of the movie

by Anonymousreply 30September 14, 2021 5:09 PM

Now whenever I see a TV or movie character standing or walking casually on a street, I find myself yelling at the screen “Get off the street! Get off the street!!!”

😁

by Anonymousreply 31September 14, 2021 5:13 PM

Love the series, but part 4 is fucking terrible. The rest are all pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 32September 14, 2021 5:14 PM

R19, I used to see him almost every day I went to the Starbucks near Trader Joe's. He was always very nice and cute.

by Anonymousreply 33September 14, 2021 5:17 PM

I don’t remember 4 being any worse (or better) than the others. What didn’t you like about it r32?

I do recall it had a very hot Nick Zano, in addition to the hot lead Bobby Campos!

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by Anonymousreply 34September 14, 2021 5:19 PM

Way too Canadian.

Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 35September 14, 2021 5:25 PM

Michael Landes was a very handsome and likable lead in the second film. I always thought he deserved a bigger career.

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by Anonymousreply 36September 14, 2021 5:26 PM

[quote] It sort of bugs me how all the students are so good looking. They board the plane and it looks like a fashion runway show. No fat kids, gawky kids etc at that school.

I have absolutely no problem with this, especially for this particular genre. I watch horror movies for the cheap thrills and the hot guys!

by Anonymousreply 37September 14, 2021 5:30 PM

Man, I had a huuuuge crush on Bobby Campo in part 4 (that scene where he's in just his boxers!!). You can catch him in multiple Hallmark Christmas movies.

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by Anonymousreply 38September 14, 2021 5:40 PM

3 was the worst.

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by Anonymousreply 39September 14, 2021 5:45 PM

3 is funny and trashy. I like it. 5 is morose and feels like a slog.

by Anonymousreply 40September 14, 2021 5:47 PM

She just has Ewan's baby. She talked about it last night on The Late Late Show.

by Anonymousreply 41September 14, 2021 5:48 PM

4 was just hard to root for anyone. Maybe it was the script or a less talented group of actors, but it felt a little boring to me.

by Anonymousreply 42September 14, 2021 6:01 PM

I especially liked the mass casualty scene that opened each movie.

1 - airplane explosion

2 - highway crash pile up

3 - roller coaster accident

4 - race car stadium total fuckery

5 - bridge collapse

Of these scenes I personally found #2 to be the most effective, as it’s the one I could see myself in much more than the others. #4 was stupid fun but I can guarantee I’ll never attend a NASCAR event in this lifetime!

by Anonymousreply 43September 14, 2021 6:29 PM

The 2nd seems to be the one that most people remember and relate to. You always seem people posting memes about how scared they are whenever they're driving behind a log truck because of that movie.

by Anonymousreply 44September 14, 2021 7:08 PM

[quote]Glad to see there are other fans. These movies have long been a guilty pleasure.

It's a guilty pleasure for me as well, especially seeing that it doesn't take itself seriously.

This is probably my favorite death; I laughed my ass off (and rewound several times -- don't judge me).

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by Anonymousreply 45September 15, 2021 12:20 AM

Can anyone recommend any other 'horror' series like this? Where it doesn't take itself too seriously, the gore is cheesy and fun?

by Anonymousreply 46September 15, 2021 12:27 AM

[quote]4’s Bobby Campo is my favourite.

For R14.

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by Anonymousreply 47September 15, 2021 1:22 AM

[quote]Love the series, but part 4 is fucking terrible. The rest are all pretty good.

The Final Destination (also known as Final Destination 4) is the highest grossing instalment in the franchise so far, but it received the worst reviews(28% on RT).

Coincidently, it's also the only one not to feature an appearance by Tony Todd as mortician William Bludworth.

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by Anonymousreply 48September 15, 2021 1:33 AM

One of the more memorable death scenes:

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by Anonymousreply 49September 15, 2021 1:36 AM

At a party, a gay guy was telling me he sold his script to Hollywood and it’s making a movie of it. I rolled my eyes and assumed he was making it up.

Lo and behold, it was true and it was Final Destination!

by Anonymousreply 50September 15, 2021 1:42 AM

Whoops!

Let's try that again.

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by Anonymousreply 51September 15, 2021 1:44 AM

John Waters is a fan of the franchise and has said several times he'd like to be in one. He's even introduced the first film at festivals as one of his favorites. Actually, you can see a poster for his movie PECKER on the wall of Devon Sawa's bedroom in the first film.

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by Anonymousreply 52September 15, 2021 2:10 AM

4 probably made the most money due to it being released in 3D. The ticket prices are more expensive.

by Anonymousreply 53September 15, 2021 5:03 PM

The Tom Cruise-looking guy in 5 is really cute.

Watching now. They sucked out all the humor. The deaths are creative, however.

by Anonymousreply 54September 16, 2021 5:32 AM

I saw it in the movie theaters. I remember the bus scene freaking everyone out!

The rest sucked they ran out of ideas.

by Anonymousreply 55September 16, 2021 5:37 AM
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