Wednesday, August 17, 2011

FINAL DESTINATION 2 (2003)

This is one of those rare situations where the sequel is actually better than the original. Instead of an airplane disaster, this time it's massive highway pile-up that was shot so well it would have made Alfred Hitchcock smile. I actually watched this movie twice in the theater just to see that scene again. So anyway this chick saves a random group of strangers by jamming up the entrance ramp and now Death is all pissed off...or maybe the story is even deeper than that.

An engaging story is nice, but we're mainly here for the kills and FD2 fucking delivers! Some of the best of the entire series actually. I can't decide which one is my favorite, but the dentist office one is fucking great and really funny. One of the things that makes Part 2 so successful is the ground rules are already laid and it just gets straight to the action and never really lets up for the entire movie. A fun ride from beginning to end (but especially the first hour), hilarious kills, fast pace, fake tits, minor blood/gore and in my opinion the best entry in the entire series. Check it out!

The one complaint that I do have is [SPOILERS!!!] why does the gorgeous blond friend of the main girl have to die at the very beginning of the movie? When she died I almost started crying like I was watching IRON GIANT or something. [END OF SPOILERS!!!]

True story: I'd already seen this in the theater once, so I took a girl I was seeing over to the dollar theater to watch it on a Saturday night. She was a little confused as to why I wanted to go to a rundown theater, but once the kills started our fellow audience members started screaming and jumping around nonstop. It was fucking hilarious. If I had a dollar for every time somebody said "cracker", "honky" or "pinky" I'd probably have at least $40. One guy got really excited and yelled out "That's white folks for ya!" I'm not sure what he even meant by that. LOL.

Part 1 - Final Destination
Part 3 - Final Destination 3
Part 4 - The Final Destination
Part 5 - Final Destination 5