THIS CAR WASH IS KILLING MEEEEE!!
Final Destination will always have a place in my heart as the Movie that some Aussie in my 'then' local blockbuster really liked. All you have to do is hear the words “Final Destination” in that wonderful accent, and you're sold. That being said, I've never bothered to watch any of the Final Destination movies strictly because of it's formula. Attractive young adults try to escape Death's creative genius. How I found myself watching “THE final Destination” (the 4 and 3D instalment) I will never understand why, but I became thoroughly disappointed as that is 82 minutes of my life I will never get back.
I guess it's not really my thing and I probably shouldn't be writing this review. But I think what's makes this movie 'all the terrible in the world' is it's deliberate use of 3D. Perhaps I'm a crotchety old man at my young age. But this 3D fad is probably and most likely bullshit. I suppose if Final Destination had any shred of dignity it would be in how the people die. But with the use of 3D it looks less cool, and actually very cartoony. (Because 3D likes to use the POP OUT AT YOU) Approach.
I assume that every Final Destination movie uses the same formula. Because at least one person has to be aware of what's going on, or else they wouldn't be trying to cheat death for an entire [Standard Movie Runtime] but because this group of people escaped from a Nascar Meltdown, Buddydudeguy figures these people are still being targeted by death, and figures he can save everyone. But everybody knows you CAN'T CHEAT DEATH.
"We should have taken the stairs!"
Throughout the movie everybody dies in the most unrealistic way possible (That's not how the pool drainage would work, no matter how much Death has his grubby little hands on it). Hilariously thought, in one point of the movie, a string of events that are plausible ways a person could die, never happen at all. I cringed more at the fact that nobody died at the more convenient situation. Only for them to be offed in a way that the line before their inevitable passing was supposed to be a punchline. (The "knock knock Banana, knock knock Banana, knock knock Orange" Formula).
Even though this is the 4 movie (in 3D btw) Final Destination is so formulaic that you know what going to happen, so I guess that's the reason why you want to watch these movies in the first place, because someone is going to die in some way and you want to see it. So for that I can't hate it. I would go halfers, but I'm knocking it down a bit because of my own taste in movies. It comes in, does what it does, and you were already happy with it from the start or you gave it a try and now know to pass every other time.
Fun Fact: This movie also deals with the terror of racism.