When one thinks of the all-time great horror movies, the idea of sequels usually brings on a stronger queasiness than the film itself. But, as the trilogy of “Final Destination” comes to a conclusion, each installment has only improved upon the original.I went to see “Final Destination 3” anticipating inventive death scenes and cringe-worthy gore. I wasn’t disappointed; as car engines, nail guns and even tanning salons proved to be more tortuous than I ever imagined.
If you haven’t gone to see any of these Oscar-unworthy movies that do in fact entertain audiences, here’s the premise: A group of attractive teenagers, led by Wendy Christensen, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kevin Fischer, played by Ryan Merriman, escape imminent death after getting off of a roller coaster set for disaster, only to find “death” has a plan and that they now must interpret death’s signs in order to survive.
Both Winstead and Merriman also appeared together in abysmal sequel “The Ring Two”.
While the characters in the first two installments did know the order of death to come, they were left to figure out the signs almost by sheer coincidence. “Final Destination 3” gives viewers a better understanding of how its characters are able to defend themselves against death’s vengeance through the use of photographs that portray their impending doom.
No matter how much you enjoy or despise this film, you will look out for possible danger in your everyday life.
No, “Final Destination 3” is not going to get any sort of praiseworthy award. Nor will it break any box office records. But if you’re looking for an enjoyable film that, unlike the current trend, goes for entertainment over controversy, then see “Final Destination 3” and escape boredom as you watch others try to escape death.