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I thought three had put pay to any more sequels, but the 3D pull must have given them ideas (bad ones). This time a race track is the setting for deaths stalk after a guy has a premonition and "saves" some people. People who are so shallow that I am surprised death hadn't got his act together and topped them sooner.
I said after I saw Final Destination 3 that I wouldn't bother with any more, but a chance to see number four for free was too good to turn down. All I can say is I'm glad it didn't cost me anything because this is easily the worst acted movie I've seen in a long time.
The plot is exactly the same as the other Final Destination films, in the first the idea was new so it was good, in the second they tried to add a way to beat death so that was good. The third film added nothing new at all, and all this one has is the 3D, which on DVD/blu-ray doesn't really help it (should I have had glasses?). You can see where the 3D scenes were and it's really must just be a gimmick to get bums on cinema seats.
The main race track premonition scene, in addition to looking fake actually seems to break the laws of physics; they obviously never listened to Scotty from Star Trek.
The cast are all unknowns to me, and from this I really hope they never get to perform in any more films, the main character of Nick O'Bannon played by Bobby Campo is as wooden as you can get, you can see him just mouthing lines with no emotion at all. The girls are just eye candy, and the obligatory sex scene is just funny, any excuse to see some fake boobs.
I'm not 100% sure if this is supposed to be a horror as all I did was laugh. In fact the presumably unintentional comedy is the only thing I enjoyed. It's a shame as the first two films were actually pretty good and had some great shock moments.
The film is very short, thankfully, but at least the pace was quick, with a plot this thin I can't see how they could have made it any longer.
The special effects are laughable, highly obvious CGI and highly obvious rubber heads and presumably the entrails of some slaughtered animal to add some gore. I would not recommend this film unless you really like comedy with added gore.
So, I think you've probably got the point that I didn't think much of this film. It has characters you don't care about, death scenes that were more comedy than horror and a paper thin plot lifted directly from the previous films in the series. It's not really got much going for it at all. This series went past it's final destination long ago.
B Movie Cast List
Bobby Campo - Nick
Shantel VanSanten - Lori
Nick Zano - Hunt
Haley Webb - Janet
Mykelti Williamson - George
Running Time : 82 Mins
Directed By: David R. Ellis
After the disappointment of Final Destination 3 which saw a group of teenagers attempting to cheat Death after escaping from a rollercoaster crash, FD returns with its next big budget installment which, I have to say, is much better than the last feeble offering!
This time around, the setting is a Speedway race with Nick O'Bannon the one chosen to recieve a premonition of the grisly death awaiting him and his friends should they stay seated where they are. As with Final Destination 2, the opening sequence is by far the most gruesome, violent and bloodthirsty scene of all the movie with some truly great cinematic moments and more "WTF?!?"'s from me in the first few minutes than with any other movie! Obviously Nick and his friends manage to escape with their lives and this is where the film's narrative REALLY begins......because although Nick and his pals have survived, Death has a plan and, as anyone who has seen the last few movies will know, you can't cheat Death!!
This is a great film with some awesome, nasty moments though nothing quite matches up to the initial bloody shock at the beginning. Still, this film is chock full of ties to the first film that FD3 never had with a couple of similar-styled deaths, references to the doomed Flight 180 that originally started this whole franchise off and even an advertising poster dedicated to Clear Rivers Water! (This last, a very subtle reference as one of the characters from the first film, who also starred as a cameo in FD2 and turns up again in FD5, was called Clear waters!)
It is not the best of the series by a long shot, but like I say, it is a vast improvement on number 3 and my only complaint is that the opening scene sets the bar high and nothing that comes after ever quite manages to reach those dizzy heights of nastiness! But it is a lot of fun and though critics will no doubt accuse it of being predictable and following an already-done-to-death (excuse the pun) formula, there is a lot here to like and I look forward to seeing number 5 which purports to be a prequel set before the original movie!
*Note - This is a movie only review for the 2D version*
I absolutely loved the first 3 Final Destination movies and was so excited when they released a fourth. However, having an unexplained fear of the cinema, I never got around to seeing it. So with my free Blockbuster rental (see previous review), I decided I would finally find out if they could pull off following on from an amazing trilogy!
The Final Destination -
Released in August 2009, 'The Final Destination' is the fourth instalment in the Final Destination series and if the first to be presented in 3D.
The movie opens as a race track where, after a fatal accident, everyone in the stands is killed. In true Final Destination style, we then rewind back to the start of the movie where our main character, Nick, 'wakes up' and starts to realise he has just seen all of this and trying to convince people to leave. Soon after they leave, everything that we have already seen happens and they realise that they have cheated death.
However, when the survivors start dying in a series of freak accidents, Nick soon realises that they were not supposed to survive the accident and that they must, again, cheat death.
Okay, I understand making a fourth movie after the trilogy did so well. And I understand presenting the movie in 3D because everyone seems to be doing it these days. I even understand that, because it is in 3D, some things are going to have to fly out of the screen at you.
What I don't understand is why every single death in the movie was done in 3D. Why the clues as to who was next were no longer subtle hints but, again, random objects just flying out of the screen. And why this didn't really seem like it had anything at all to do with the previous 3 films?
There was no Tony Todd, who has appeared in all of the other movies (even Final Destination 5). And there was hardly any mention of the previous accidents; the only reference being a few '180's here and there that you had to really look out for!
Despite my disgust at this movie, I watched Final Destination 5 after and came to the conclusion that this one was released simply because it was a good idea for a 3D movie and the name would attract more people to see it.
I do believe that if this did not have a 'Final Destination' title and give you hope of it following the story from the previous 3 movies, it would have been a good 3D movie. However, in 2D it looked terrible; everything that was supposed to fly out at you just looked like a bad cartoon.
Also, there seemed to be too much of a build up between the initial accident, survivors starting to die and Nick realising that they were all supposed to die. So that when it got round to people actually being killed, everything seemed really rushed. Even the way that people died was rushed, which made some of them really unrealistic (I can't really say much more without giving them away).
To add to all of this, the acting wasn't great and I found myself hoping that they wouldn't work out who was next on the list, just so they would hurry up and die!
Overall, I was not happy with this movie at all and felt as though I had wasted an hour and a half of my life watching it.
I would not recommend any Final Destination fans watch it as it just ruined the whole idea of carrying on from the originals for me!
However, I feel like I have to say, I would recommend Final Destination 5 and, if I were watching them all again, would watch FD3 then go straight to FD5 and just skip this one.
Sex scene, check.
Blood and gore, check.
Pointless, tedious, predictable, boring, unoriginal plot, check.
This film is really bad. It seems as though the creators thought that the 3D aspect would attract enough fools to watch this movie and there was no need to even try and write a good script. They were right, it debuted at the top of the US and UK box office.
This film is really flawed, it's as though they were just trying to bring the franchise to an end as easily as possible. There was no fun in this plot at all. For example, when the main guy (anyone remember his name?) walks by the scaffolding, that fortunately seals his fate, he says 'it pays to be safe' (it's that cheesy) or something along those lines. I wonder what is going to happen now? Maybe the scaffolding will fall and somehow inadvertently kill the guy? Yep. And it's not even funny-predictable, it's just plain lazy. The deaths are extremely predictable and it just leaves the viewers waiting for the film to end.
The modern take on the horror genre has, as a rule, not impressed me. There seems to be an increase in levels of gore and what you see, but inversely this actually makes the films less interesting. No longer does the imagination play any part in the viewer's enjoyment of the film as all the shocks are offered to them on one obvious offal filled plate. A modern franchise that I do have a soft spot for is the 'Final Destination' films as they ignored the recent spate of the regular psychopath motif in favour of good old supernatural elements. Death itself is the killer and this is far more nerve wracking yet another torturer. The 'Final Destination' films are silly and have some great scenes; surely 3D would only improve on this?
Nick is out with a group of friends at the local NASCAR track when disaster strikes - a car flies off the track into the crowd wiping out people left, right and centre, including Nick himself. Then he wakes up. This was a premonition of what was about to happen; in a blind panic Nick forces his friends and a group of strangers to leave, only for his premonition to come true for those left behind. These lucky few are far from safe as it looks once more as if someone has tried to cheat death's design. One by one the group will die in mysterious circumstances unless Nick can make sense of the new visions he is receiving.
'The Final Destination' is the fourth film in the franchise, the first to be in 3D, and by far the worst. I had the misfortune of only having the 2D DVD version to watch so was bombarded with bland imagery that purports to be in 3D. Even if I did have glasses on and the BluRay version, I have the distinct impression that the 3D was very last minute as the best elements come in a series if visions that have nothing to do with the actual live action. A series of CGI weapons wobbling in front of me does not make for exciting entertainment.
I always feared that with the resurgence of 3D that filmmakers would concentrate even more on visuals instead of story and character development. 'The Final Destination' is a prime example of my fears coming true. The first three films were nothing more than highly entertaining popcorn horror films, but they did a great job at creating entertaining set pieces. 'The Final Destination' falls completely flat in this one area, the only thing it actually needed to do to be worthwhile. All except two of the set piece deaths are boring and undermined by the need for 3D visuals. The shots are more static, the camera work slightly further out, and the pay off ruined by the need to fling things towards your face.
Blaming the 3D effects alone is a little harsh as the other elements of the film are also far worse than its predecessors. The franchise has specialised in hiring bland teen actors, but this version takes the biscuits with the handsome leads being boring, the comic relief being dull, and the slutty character a cold fish. Hiring the right people to kill off is the very basic element that the film needs to do.
Overall, I would have to blame the David R Ellis, the director. He has let the pull of 3D take away from what made the first three films such good fun. As the director of the second in the franchise he should have the chops for the fourth. I felt that in many ways the second film is the best as it had a lighter touch and played with the format. Here he takes it deadly serious and makes the film pious. It is a completely daft set up by its very nature, so to play it straight does not work. Ellis is unable to create any original moments of terror and those set pieces that do exist are bland.
As a fan of 'Final Destination 1, 2 and 3' I was sorely disappointed by the fourth outing. It was about time that the series began to run out of steam, but this was more like it stopping and reversing itself into a ditch. Gone is the slight campiness of the later films and it is replaced with the dark tone of the first. However, whilst that was a fresh new idea, it feels well worn by now. The slow build up of tension that marks the best deaths in the franchise is missing from 'The Final Destination' in favour of wizzy special effects designed for 3D cinemas. I have to assume that they looked bad on the big screen, in 2D and on DVD they look unwatchable at times.
Director: David R Ellis
Starring: No one
Price: Amazon uk £7
The version I saw was the 2D version, but you should be able to get the 3D version on both DVD and BluRay. Neither will have the Read3D of the cinema and will resort to the old fashioned Red/Green system.
My disc was also void of any extras.
I really enjoyed the premier Final Destination movie 10 years ago and watched all the sequels with great anticipation. Unfortunately none of them came even close to matching the suspense of the original.
The basic premise remains the same in this latest release. The lead character gets a premonition of an event which leads to the deaths of many people, including himself. The premonition then starts coming true, at which point the main character averts the deaths of himself, his friends and some other people by escaping from the looming disaster. The story then unfolds with nature attempting to correct itself by killing off the survivors who walked away from the disaster that should have killed them.
The storyline in this fourth incarnation really is very weak. It bases itself around the original concept but doesn't expand on it or enhance it at all. Viewers of the original will find it boring because they know exactly what's going to happen.
The incidents leading to many of the deaths are poorly thought out and are so unrealistic they are just ridiculous. Screws spontaneously unfastening themselves, aerosols gliding across surfaces and self-locking vehicle doors. It just doesn't work.
There are a couple of gory moments, but to be honest they made me laugh not squirm.
This is a very poor movie. Fans of the original will be very disappointed and will end up feeling they have just wasted 90 minutes. Avoid.
Final Destination 4, The Final Destination
The Final Destionation is the first Final Destionation movie in 3D, but if that makes it better?
Running 81 minutes
Director: David R. Ellis
Country: United States of America
Bobby Campo as Nickolas "Nick" O'Bannon
Shantel VanSanten as Lori Milligan
Haley Webb as Janet Cunnigham
Mykelti Williamson as George Lanter
Nick Zano as Hunt Wynorski
The story Final Destination 4
The story takes place about ten years after the first movie. A group of friends are at the track watching a race with cars. It's a dangerous race where always lots of cars crashes and that's why most people are watching it, for the action. One of the group, Nick O' Bannon, has a premonition of a horrible accident at the racetrack where he and his friends are going to die! After he wakes up he's in total panic and wants to get out of there. His friends follow him and they just make it out of there on time. When they are standing outside, confused, they can hear car crashing, screaming people and explosions. They quickly understand that they cheated dead, but dead don't give up that easily! Short after the accident one of the survivors dies at a accident and the others realise their time is up soon!
This is the fourth Final Destination movie and there are a lot of unknown actors in this one. That doesn't mean the acting is bad. I thought the group of friends came across believable and that they are really scared. Bobby Campoo plays the part of Nick, who has the premonition. I thought he was believable in his fear. But of course it's more about the action and the scenes where the people die because of some weird accident and the way its done. I have to say the actors did a pretty good job in dying and good enough for this movie.
Image and sound
This is the first Final Destinations that is showed in 3D. For me they really didn't had to do it, because it makes no big difference. Some of the moments are quiet funny in 3D but they don't really add something to the movie. The first three Final Destinations movies felt more real and believable then this one. The 3D looks cheap and quickly done. It's clear they didn't have a lot of experience in making a movie in 3D. I just saw the movie Avator in 3D and you just can't compare the 2 movies. If you see Avator first and then this movie, you would just laugh. The sound is good though and I really enjoyed it during the scenes with the accidents.
The Final Destinations does fit in with the rest of the Final Destination movies if you look at the story. But it does feel like another repeat of the first movie with the big accident in the beginning and then smaller ones where the survivors dies. I do like the way people die and it looks very dramatic and the way they shot it looks good, although it does look sometimes a little bit unbelievable. But that's ok. The movie fails though with the whole 3D thing. It just doesn't look right! It looks cheap and simple and I had rather see the movie without it. It takes the exciting and drama away from the movie. If you like the Final Destination movies then I would see have a look but otherwise just stick to the first three movies.
...I think that they maybe trying to trick us, I hear the 5th installment is already being made!
Nick has a preminition at a race track that he and his friends, as well as many others are going to die in a freak accident. He gets some people to follow him out of the stadium and they survive. However, this isn't what 'death' has in mind and seeks vengance killing all the 'survivors' off one by one.
It was quite amusing (but also made me cringe) when Hunt's (the movie's stereotypical jock) entrails were sucked out through his butt hole. So much for his lucky coin!!
The ending is quite good as well and doesn't disappoint.
It really is amazing how they can keep coming up with these outrageous ways to kill someone. This film's death scenes are usually high speed and gruesome... I love it! For me, I think that this makes the predictability of the film acceptable.
The Final Destination films, they are there for one reason only and that is the cool death scenes, only this time they are in 3D.
When the first Final Destination came out it was new, refreshing, a good story that made you think without actually being a film you had to use much brainpower with. It came with quite a cool storyline and some great enjoyable gory death scenes. The films that come after it have been there for one thing and one-thing only, gruesome death scenes. We all know the people are going to die, the question is when and how and that's what keeps us coming back to these films. And with this latest film you get what you expect but its even better, its in 3D.
The characters aren't anything more than in the last couple of films, you sort of get to know them without delving into any major character development and you follow these through the film from the start with the big death scene where everybody dies to the end where they either cheat death or don't. The actors themselves are neither good looking nor engaging and the dialogue really isn't good but it works.
Death scenes, which is what we are after are fantastic in this. There are some quick shock deaths, some gruesome deaths and some damn right sick inducing icky deaths. We start at a big driving Nascar event and build from there. The first scene is always the best for me in the Final Destination films; it's the big scene that hooks you straight away.
This film only differs from the latter couple of efforts by the fact its in 3D. This is a whole new ball game Alice (No idea who Alice is, sorry). This film uses 3D far better than Avatar in my book. You feel more engaged and a part of it. You get objects that fly right at and past you. People on screen look like they are in the middle of the room and objects appear to float in front of your very eyes and around the room at every opportunity.
Never has a film offered so little new ground and yet been fresh at the same time. Yes without the 3D this would just be the latest and the poorest offering in the Final Destination franchise but it does have 3D and that interaction and coolness factor raises it to new levels. I enjoyed myself and I can't see why anyone else wouldn't, provided he or she like that kind of thing. Blood, guts gore and death in an interesting way. Half the fun of these films is just trying to guess how everyone will die. It's the 3D that makes this people, sit back and enjoy.
There are not many DVDs nowadays that I actually buy when they are first released as I pay a subscription to Lovefilm to receive film rentals through the post. Generally Lovefilm are good for sending me new releases or films that I actually want to watch and rather than pay full price for a film I'm only likely to watch once I will watch them on rental and then buy later when reduced in the sales.
There are a few exceptions to this rule though and some films I will buy on the day of release and the Final Destination films are an example of this. Released and bought by me on December 28th 2009 I have only just got round to watching this film tonight, and whilst it's still fresh in my mind I thought I would write a review on what I have just seen.
Normally for film reviews I tend to give a brief description of the plot before giving an opinion but with The Final Destination I will just go straight to my opinion as if you have seen any of the 3 preceding films you will know exactly what the plot is. Nothing has changed with the concept or storyline with the latest in the series, a young adult has a vision of a tragic accident that kills a lot of people and manages to escape along with his friends and a few random strangers. Death doesn't like being cheated and so accidents occur to the survivors of the tragedy who should have been killed and they end up dying in the order they should have been killed.
The Final Destination offers absolutely nothing new to the series apart from the fact that it was filmed in 3D and the double DVD release offers both the 3D and 2D versions on 2 separate discs. Having missed going to the cinema to see this film I attempted to watch the 3D version at home, but like other recent releases who have tried to capitalise on this it just doesn't work on a home system and is far better on a large cinema screen with proper 3D glasses and not the cardboard red and green pair that you get with the DVDs.
After sticking with the 3D version for about 20 minutes to watch the opening accident I turned off the disc and replaced it with the 2D version and watched it again. I imagine that in a cinematic environment this opening set piece would have been incredibly impressive as it does look visually complex and these opening sequences are always the best part of the films (number 2 being the best of the series) sticking with the 2D version for the remainder of the film I was left feeling that the makers had finally managed to get enough mileage out of this concept and having read previously that this was going to be the final instalment I have to say that this is the correct decision.
As already stated there was nothing new in this film and if you have seen the other 3 you may be left feeling with a sense of de ja vu. The death scenes were good although being a certificate 15 they weren't as gory as some of the other instalments and CGI effects were very heavily relied on. You don't feel any sympathy for any of the characters and they are all pretty much one dimensional their only purpose is to look good in front of the camera before being hacked to pieces or shot through the head.
All in all it is a disappointing end to what was a great series and out of the 4 films this was the worst in my opinion. The 3D effects were the selling point of this film and now on DVD this isn't a saving factor. If you have seen the other 3 and fancy spending 78 minutes watching a rehash of the other films then this is one to watch, personally I would recommend you adding the title to your online DVD rental list if you have one or wait a couple of months before it inevitably reduces to a few pounds on Amazon.
I paid £9.98 for this new and Amazon are still selling it at that price, however it is slightly cheaper on Market Place but even then it is expensive at just over £8.00.
From me The Final Destination only warrants an average 2.5/5 but as I can't award half a star on Dooyoo I will generously round it up to 3 stars, this is very generous though as it wouldn't be a film I would recommend anyone rush out to buy.
Thanks for reading.
I'd just like to point out that I watched this without the 3D glasses, therefore watching it in 2D.
~~~ Synopsis ~~~
A day at the speedway track turns into a nightmare for Nick and his three friends when he has a premonition of them all being killed. The group leaves the stadium just in time to miss the destruction, which takes place inside, and 'Death' soon starts tying up the loose ends.
~~~ My Opinion ~~~
The fact I was watching it in 2D made the film less enjoyable. It was clear that a lot of focus had been put on making things fly towards the audience, which in 2D isn't at all impressive.
This focus on the 3D aspect had a big impact on the creativeness of the deaths in the movie. They were all pretty basic, with nothing clever about them and overall quite silly.
The story follows the same path as the previous three movies in the series, but is in no way as well put together in this fourth edition and seems as though it was made for the sake of making it.
Overall I didn't enjoy this movie. The deaths weren't clever and a lot of the situations the victims were in could have been easily avoided. This stupidity made the movie quite frustrating and in the end the people, who were killed, deserved it. Even watching it in 3D would have made this a good movie and clearly the movie was made to cash in on the 3D market with a second rate movie.
Bobby Campo ... Nick O'Bannon
Shantel VanSanten ... Lori Milligan
Nick Zano ... Hunt Wynorski
Haley Webb ... Janet Cunningham
Mykelti Williamson ... George Lanter
This is the 2009 fourth installment of the final destination series.
This film was directed by David R Ellis.
The movie is just an add on to the other three movies which see a small group of youngsters at McKinley race track, one of the youths has a vision of a deadly accident and a number of people exit the stadium only to realise they have escaped death when the boys vision becomes a reality.
As usual death comes back to collect the souls he has lost out on.
This movie is made in 3D but as I rented it from Blockbuster the movie is not 3D which was a bit dissapointing.
All Final Destination fans will probably be as dissapointed as I was, as the movie just dosen't have the horror effect of the last three movies.
The acting was pretty awful too.
I think they should have stopped at three movies as the last one was not really up to scratch but as usual in Hollywood they just cannot seem to stop while the going is good.
The cast are a handful of pretty High School kids as usual.
I suppose this would be worth a watch if you got the 3D version but otherwise I would give it a miss its 79 minutes of purely terrible script.
Available from Amazon U.K for £9.98 with free delivery.
Sometimes 3D films focus so much on the special effects they forget some of the more important things like plot development and interesting dialogue instead relying on the thrills created by the extra dimension to stimulate the viewer and hold their interest.
It has to be said though that Final Destination 3D does lend itself really well to the whole 3D genre and the special effects are pretty impressive. A number of times I was made to jump out of my skin, not literally but you know what I mean, however the down side for his film is that the plot is pretty weak and the acting is nothing to write home about either.
In the film the main character Nick O'Bannon is played by Bobby Campo and it opens with Nick witnessing his own grusome death and that of others and the remainder of the film is him attempting to avoid his inevitable fate, it is a well worn premise for the FD series of films. Much of the action takes place around a race track which naturally lends itself to the 3D experience with bits of car flying around and out of the screen.
It is only an average film at best, the acting is rather weak and stereotyped characters do not help the whole production, it is also rather predictable in the way that the plot is developed and apart from the 3D feature it has nothing new to offer the viewer.
This review is for final destination 4 on dvd, I apologise that i can't tell you how much the dvd costs because i had borrowed it from my sister-in-law. but if you go to www.Amazon.com, i'm sure it will be reasonably priced.
The film starts at a race track during a grnd prix, when the main character has a disturbing premonition of a car crash that leads to the collapse of the stadium, which causes everybody there to die.
In true final destination style the main character saves a group of people from their awful fate and whilst everyone else perishes, a select few go on to see another day.
Then one by one the survivors die in horrific ways.
The new aspect of the film is that instead of the lead character getting wiered feelings or intuition, he has full blown dreams about the pending deaths.
Personally I thought the plot was predictable and just boring full stop.
As a fan of the final destination films, this one just left me feeling unfulfilled and a little annoyed at how bad this film had become.
The only redeeming thing about this film is the gore, it does keep true to it's reputation of making you cringe when someone gets killed and I must admit that it keeps you guessing about when and how there going to die.
Unfortunatly thats the only watchable thing about it, as the characters are unconvincing as real people and the acting is extremly bad.
I have watched the first three final destination films many of times, but I doubt very much that i'll ever watch this one again.
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The Final Destination series used to be fun; it had that kitschy sense of its own silliness and just went with it, delivering hilariously gruesome kills alongside an interesting premise. However, with the thought that audiences might start getting bored with this idea, New Line Cinema have added a 3D gimmick that sadly doesn't manage to reinvigorate what is by now a truly flagging series.
It's the same schtick we've seen before - an attractive teenage, Nick O'Bannon (Bobby Campo), has a premonition that a huge accident is going to happen on a speedway, and thus he escapes, only for the accident to happen. However, everyone that escaped as a result is now being picked off by death one by one, in an increasingly absurd means, some of which are admittedly quite gruesome for a 15 rating.
The problem is that this is a very tired concept by now, and the film does nothing to really move things forward. It has an almost clever idea about suicide, but never follows through with it, and also there's some very painful 3D referencing in the film's third act that goes beyond being laughably cheesy. The cast predictably aren't up to much, but with this limited script, that's no surprise. The film also fails to capitalise on the 3D gimmick particularly, and resorts to the lazy "generic item sticks out of screen" dross we've seen on some of the lesser 3D films.
Despite a few nifty kills and the 3D gimmick, The Final Destination is a crass cash-in that offers nothing in way of originality or particular wonder. A shoddy script, terrible visual effects, and numerous missed opportunities to shake things up causes one to hope that this is, indeed, the final Destination.