Final Destination movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES THE GRIM REAPER IN FINAL DESTINATION OFFER PLENTY OF SCARES AND GORE?
The film beholds a constant sense of dread and features scenes of horror violence that makes it too intense for kids. However, Final Destination is outstanding due to its concept and execution.
Alex Browning is among his fellow schoolmates on a trip to Europe when he receives a premonition that the airplane they’re boarding will crash. But when he and some other students are thrown of the plane after he screams to warn everyone, the plane explodes after take-off. Now, Alex must try to intervene with Death’s plan before it catches up to each of the survivors.
Director: James Wong
Cast: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Seann William Scott, Amanda Detmer, Kristen Cloke, Chad Donella, Tony Todd
Writer: Glen Morgan, James Wong, Jeffrey Reddick
Release Date (Australia): 13 April 2000
Runtime: 98 minutes/1h 38m
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English, French
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film contains strong supernatural horror themes, sustained sense of threat and depictions of death. There are verbal references to suicide and sequences depicting the explosion of a plane.
The film includes gory depictions of supernatural horror violence in the form of impalement, decapitation, strangulation and a character being hit by a bus, often accompanied by blood sprays, spatters and gore detail.
The words “f**k”, “s**t”, “ass”, “d**k” and “damn” are used throughout the film.
A woman’s breasts are viewed in a magazine.
The film contains verbal and visual sexual references.
R (for violence and terror, and for language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Every scene from the plane crash and on continues to build up the suspense and sense of dread that the filmmakers are going for, to the point where every object feels like a tool fatally set in place by the grim reaper. It’s not a terrifying classic like The Exorcist that will frighten audiences for many generations to come, it’s not the master of the suspense genre like Halloween, and it’s not directly poking at fun clichés like Scream and other horror satires are, but Final Destination is still a fun, suspenseful and riveting horror movie to keep you on the edge of your seat!
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