The Final Destination is a catastrophe in and of itself.
| Original Score: .5/5
Imagine a film that features an endless cavalcade of people being eviscerated in the bloodiest and bone-snappiest of ways, yet which somehow manages to inspire the audience to envy the victims.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
screams 'made for TV'
| Original Score: C-
There's absolutely no reason for The Final Destination to exist other than the only one Hollywood studios really care about: a cynical cash grab. [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Like too many horror franchises, a premise that was once scary has evolved into something campy and self-aware.
| Original Score: 2/4
...if you've seen one such movie, you've seen them all, and one is too much.
| Original Score: 3/10
If The Final Destination is what horror fans want these days, be very, very afraid.
| Original Score: 1/4
Selling bland fatalism to kids, it's the work of crooks.
The film showers you with gore while dumping a motor engine in your lap and poking you in the eye with a burnt stick.
| Original Score: 2/5
The characters are crash-test dummies, with dialogue to match. Yet Eric Bress' script is mockingly self-aware, framing the film as the ultimate example of violence as entertainment.
| Original Score: 3/5
The final (really?) film in this lifeless franchise about the inevitability of death, which typically comes in the form of some grisly three-dimensional accident.
The new film has been expertly shot in 3-D, and the extra dimension does punch-up the impact of the franchise's famously intricate set- piece snuffings.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Where some of the previous installments have been quite clever, the focus here is entirely on angling the camera so that something else can rush at us.
A tired imitation of the first film in the series, the 3-D offers little to improve this vacuous and unnecessary sequel.
As a thriller, it's damn effective. It had me sitting anxiously on the edge of my seat, knuckles whitened, not because of a gory death, but because of the suspenseful build up to one.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
What does it say about us when we go to cinemas to see people die in gruesome, yet inventive ways?
...a fitting follow-up to its trio of like-minded forebears.
| Original Score: 3/4
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You might just as well stay home and watch one of the other three, where at least there will be some devilish wit and ironic humor in evidence.
| Original Score: D
would be a genuinely terrible movie (even as far as horror sequels go) except for its mordant sense of humor