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The Final Destination : Out With A Bang ?
The Final Destination 3D (DVD)
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The Final Destination 3D (DVD)
Advantages: Great opening sequence of American Stock Car Racing in 3D, good acting
Disadvantages: A completely unbelieveable storyline should you wish to link it to everyday events
A few weeks ago I sat in the cinema, and witnessed what I assumed would be absolute perfection. The reason for this was the theme of the trailer I had just seen. Being a massive fan of NASCAR, I was delighted to see a trailer that appeared to centre around some form of NASCAR. However my excitement was short lived when a loose screwdriver appeared to send the speedway into a well of destruction, before we then found out it was all just a dream in some guys mind. I thought to myself, this looks suspiciously like another instalment of the final destination series. Having never the first, and only seeing the second and third when it cam out on the television, I would probably not have been that interested in going to see 'The Final Destination' had it not been linked with a NASCAR theme.
Anyway, I got to the cinema and put on those irresponsible looking glasses that apparently make the whole thing appear 3D. Now, forgive me for stating the obvious here, but I had always thought television was already in 3D, so why do we all need to look like someone from Madness? But, wanting to get a good time from my overpriced ticket, I sat back and set about enjoying the film.
It is probably quite safe to say that after about five minutes, I would have been happy to leave. It was at this milestone that the motor racing stopped and craziness set in. The next hour and half followed the group of survivors who, like in the other films, were not sure they would be safe just yet. Apparently there was a way to be safe; cheat the oncoming death. Oh yes, well that is clearly obvious... Not the most indulging of storylines.
I did think the 3D addition had both good and poor points. I thought the whole concept of things leaping out at you was quite well done, though if you are in the slightest bit queasy or, how do I put it, afraid of blood, you could be in for a nasty surprise. The thing which contradicts this bonus though was, due to the film being in 3D, I kept getting the impression that it was more of a cartoon, as there was a higher use of apparent computer graphics. To some people, this could not be a problem, but when I go to see a film with real people, I don't really want to see them made of computers.
I feel it unnecessary to go into the whys and wherefores of each actor / actress with a mini biography of their childhood as every single name I did not immediately recognise. There was one stand out performance though, that of the security guard, Mykelti Williamson, (soon to star in Day 8 of the hit series '24') and he really gave the film a lot more depth, as an unlikely main character.
I would say that if you, like me, want to go for the NASCAR aspect, you are wasting your time and would be better suited tuning into SkySports 2 on a Sunday evening, but if you enjoy gore, death, misery, and plain ridiculousness, I can't think of a better film to suit.
Summary: A good film to watch if you don't want to take it seriously for a couple of hours