Sunday, February 12, 2006

"Final Destination 2" review

Final Destination 2 (2003)

Directed by David R. Ellis
Writing credits Jeffrey Reddick

Ali Larter.... Clear Rivers
A.J. Cook.... Kimberly Corman
Michael Landes.... Officer Thomas Burke
Tony Todd.... William Bludworth

Watch the signs! Another teen prevents people from dying. Death gets upset. Soon Death will come for them all and have his revenge. Death has got a sick sense of humor. For some reason he likes planting ominous signs all around so people can have a sense of how they will die. The survivors try to cheat Death by beating his design. The foolish ones ignore Death's helpful clues and die horrible deaths.

People die in ghoulish accidents but you can't help but laugh. "HAHAHA..See! That's what you get. You should have looked at the warnings stupid! They were right in front of you!" The accidents are gruesome but funny when you take into consideration all the foreshadowing Death likes to give. For instance...


Before the heroine pulls onto the highway, you hear a bus full of students chanting, "Pile up! Pile Up!". Then she sees a kid playing with his two car toys, smacking them together. The best one is when the guy who just won the lotto is cooking. Notice the magnetic letters on the side of his refrigerator. One of them drops into his food. Notice what word the remaining letters spell. That Death is pretty hilarious. He spelled the guy's demise out! Watch the signs!

Overall, I enjoyed it. "Final Destination 2" is gruesome fun.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 for getting me to laugh at doomed fools

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