April 28, 2000

When they kill someone, they kill the fuck out of them.

Seriously, they kill people like 5 or 6 times. Which is damn cool. And it’s gory as hell. There’s blood everywhere. So it’s another typical teen slasher.

Actually, Final Destination was better than I thought it would be, though that’s not saying too much. There is no plot to speak of and the acting talents contained in the film are negligible, except for the lead, Devon Sawa. (Ali Larter, the whipped cream slut from Varsity Blues, stunk big time.) The special effects were standard fare and the writing was mediocre at best, downright awful most of the time. (That whole scene where they break into the funeral home was severely retarded.) Why did I give this film 3 BOBs then???

Atmosphere. It’s all about the atmosphere. The mood set by this film far surpasses the shortcomings of the rest of the film. At one point, I actually jumped out of my seat. Not that far out of my seat, but out of my seat, nonetheless.

One thing about the special effects. Above, I said that the special effects were standard. By that, I mean that technically, they were within the range of the usual special effects. However, the lengths to which they went with the special effects were pretty amazing. When the plane exploded, they showed people getting charred down to the bone and dying horribly. When that spazzy kid (who kind of reminded me of Carter King, the pyro prince of UTD) got decapitated, they showed it in full, squirting glory. Kickass!

So, if you’re bored, go catch it. You may be amused by it.

Year – 2000
Rating – R
Runtime – 98 minutes
Genre – Teen Suspense
Director(s) – James Wong
Writer(s) – Jeffrey Reddick, Glen Morgan
Actor(s) – Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Tony Todd, Daniel Roebuck
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Get away from me...you scare me." - Miss Lewton (Kristen Cloke)