Final Destination is a tricky series of films. While the idea of being able to see and prevent the deaths of those around you has always been something that fascinated me, the first two film’s execution of these deaths in creative and unstoppable ways was really interesting and creative. I stopped caring about the “Final Destination” series after the second iteration however, and found that another new cast of stereotypical non-believers of the premonitions to be just plain annoying.
This is now the fourth installment of the series, and the once fascinating and creative deaths that had be intrigued at first have turned into laughable, poorly executed special effect-ridden disasters. It was bad enough that the tagline was “Death saved the best for 3D” - which implied that the only reason anyone would ever want to watch this film was for the kitschy aesthetics portrayed in a third dimension. When renting this film, we didn’t have an opportunity to watch it in 3D, which could have made the terrible acting, poorly executed plot, and awful script a tad more bearable knowing that we at least had a chance to see the film in it’s intended format. Sure, you can see the knives “coming at you” through the screen, but it seemed like stretch to imagine that this film NEEDED to exist.
Hopefully they make good on their promise, and make this The FINAL Destination.