Wednesday, August 17, 2011

FINAL DESTINATION 2 (2003)

This is one of those rare situations where the sequel is actually better than the original.  Not that the original was bad, I thought it was really good, but part 2 is just better. 

Instead of an airplane disaster, this time it's massive highway pile-up that was so badass, I actually watched this movie twice in the theater just to see that scene again. 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 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 (especially during that first hour), hilarious kills, fast pace, some 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. [END OF SPOILERS!!!]

Part 1 - Final Destination (2000)
Part 3 - Final Destination 3 (2006)
Part 4 - The Final Destination (2009)
Part 5 - Final Destination 5 (2011)