Posted by: Mark | September 7, 2009

The Final Destination: Movie Review


The Final Destination (2009)

New Line Cinema

Director David R. Ellis

Running time: 84 min.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Bobby Campo,Shantel VanSanten
Haley Webb, Nick Zano, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Jessica Ritchie, Lara Grice, Stephanie Honore, Justin Welborn, Jackson Walker, Mykelti Williamson.

Story: A young man sees a vision of he and his friends dying at a race track. They escape, only to discover Death is hunting them down one by one.

“Just because you know it’s happening, doesn’t mean you’ll see it coming.”

First things first, I don’t know where to start. Okay, who doesn’t like Final Destination series? Yeah I know everybody likes the past 3 movies while others find the fourth movie “a simple, yet boring movie”.

First when I heard that the director of Final Destination 2 will be the director of this movie.. I thought it will be a mess. Because seriously, I don’t like the second movie. But the story was cool, so I like it. Good job direct Ellis.

Flying tire

Flying tire

This is a very good movie, but it was not good enough to be the fourth and final franchise of the movie series. You will enjoy the movie because it’s on 3D, or it can disappoints you for wasting your money for this movie.

The story kicks out from a guy who is seeing visions that there will be a huge crash on the racetrack. They survived because of him (Nick; played by Bobby Campo), and then afterwards the survivors started to die one by one until they reach their Final Destination.

The Visuals (3D Effect) 5/5

Good thing they put this movie on 3D, full effects. Awesome graphics, awesome effects. You will feel that you’re in that same situations as the actors. Blood will pop out on the screen, more gore will be seen and will jump out on your face. You will be experiencing crushing, slicing, burning, impaling and decapitation and some pop-out-of-your face 3D effect. Very good idea, it’s nice that they made it 3D. But this 3D gimmick was originally planned for Final Destination 3.

The Story 2/5

Too bad the movie lack of originality. It’s more like Final Destination 3: The Second Death, more like that. The story disappointed me though, because more likely, it has no originality than the past 3 movies. But if this is your first time to watch a Final Destination movie, then you will get excited to the other 3.


The Actors 3/5

The actors are the most important characters in a movie. In this movie, Bobby Campo and Shantel VanSanten made a great job for this movie. They gave their best, their shots. Nick Zano made this movie great too, without them the movie will sucks, big time. But the script can make you laugh.

The Death Scenes 5/5

Final Destination will be useless if there’s no any death scenes in the movie. Here’s the awesome part of this movie. New bizarre and gruesome deaths will freak you out. Especially when you watch this movie on 3D, you will be amazed by the amazing effects they put on this movie. The death scenes on this movie are way more awesome than the other death scenes from the past 3 movies. The race track, the pool scene and the escalator scene was a kick ***. and that girl who gets her head popped out by a flying tire. That’s gross but cool death scenes.

The racetrack scene was the main accident in this movie, tires and engine will impale people. Car crashes, and the whole stadium is destroyed. This is the part were you will enjoy the 3D.

The pool scene, Hunt (Nick Zano) this was my favorite part of the movie wherein his intestines got sucked by the pool – Spoiler. Highlight if you want to know.

Escalator scene

Lastly, that escalator scene, wherein that girl is sucked by the escalator This is the best and the most memorable death scenes of the movie.

Overall 3.5/5

You will enjoy the movie if you’re a hardcore fan of the movie series. But I admit it, I enjoyed the movie myself. This movie gave us two mega massacres. The racetrack scene and the other one is at the ending. But it’s so sad that they showed all the death scenes on the trailer, and that will take away the thrill of the audiences. A very good movie.

If you will watch this movie, better watch it on 3D. Because you know, you might waste your 1 hour and a half of your life in theaters. Overall, this movie will be the bang. But unfortunately, I think this is the last installment of the Final Destination series. So, better not to miss this.

I give this movie a 7.5/10 Fair enough.

Death saved the best for 3D



  1. Nice review, 4/5 I like the movie though, great 3D effects

    looking forward on your blog

  2. I didn’t watch the rest of the Final Destination series, mainly because I’m not in to seeing gruesome deaths. I’m more of the miracle cures kind of person (aspiring surgeon over here!)

    But lol I don’t know why, but I laughed when I read this: “and that girl who gets her head popped out by a flying tire”.

    OMG. That was hilarious.

    Great review btw.

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