The opening of Final Destination 2 (timber truck on the highway) is also a fantastic scene. I can't remember if the rest of the movie holds up as a sequel but the opening was definitely memorable
I will still never drive behind a truck carrying any vertically oriented, long objects.
My favorite scene of the FD2 is when the giant glass panel falls on top of the idiot kid spooking the pigeons. That was awesome. I used to pause it and then in slow motion you see the dummy stand double getting pulverized!!!
Scarred a generation from driving near logging trucks for sure. Then I actually had one spray me with stones on Alaska highway last year and our windscreen exploded glass on us so that has just reinvigorated my fear...
But yes, that opening scene is awesome!!!
2 is my favorite of the series. 3 was the worst.
Two was the last one before they got more and more ridiculous. Still a couple of over the top deaths, but nothing like the later ones.
I love this movie. It was such a great twist on the slasher genre, which was in the middle of it's post-Scream revival. You can tell how successful the franchise was because anytime there is a news report, video, or article about a freak accident, people will immediately describe it as 'like something out of Final Destination.
I really wish they had kept the 'Death as an entity' hook in the sequels. I loved how you'd get clues about Death's presence such as a gust of wind or a strange shadow moving along the ground. It really played into the idea that something was genuinely stalking them. Something you couldn't hide from or fight back.
I often joke that being a parent of a toddler is like the first ten minutes of a Final Destination movie. "That's gonna kill her. That's gonna kill her. That's definitely going to kill her."
I'm always amazed that everyone gets the reference. These movies were really popular.
It really just became a game of most over the top kills. In the first one all the deaths seemed like accidents, horrible coincidences. A guy slips in the bathtub and a girl gets hit by a car. The most gruesome one was Stiffler but even that just looked like a freak accident .
One of the sequels involved a guys insides being sucked out through his ass at the bottom of the pool. Another had someone rear-ended and the engine of the other car popping out and taking his head off. In the history of the world has either of those 2 things ever happened in real life?
To this day, I still think about the final destination movies if I'm in the highway behind a truck with a bunch of pipes and stuff.
IIRC the original idea was a pitch for an X-Files episode.
I watched it in 5th grade and had full blown existential crisis for about two weeks. I was terrified of everything. Not of freak accidents, just of the concept of death is inevitable and will happen messed me up. Great movie though
This is some Final Destination shit
Have you seen the end of the fifth one? Definite Final Destination stuff.
Ali Larter was my first film crush when I was a wee boy. she did that terrible movie with beyoncé and idris elba and was the entire reason I watched that movie
You just brought back an old memory. I just remember Beyoncé beating her up (for good reason).
Turns out she's a bit of a racist and was a bit of a cunt to her co-star in Heroes.
I remember Devon Sawa was in like every movie in the 90’s