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Final Destination 2000

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one...

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Call me a freak, but I'm a huge fan of both FD and all of its sequels.

Today was the first day of school since after half term:rotten: It was rather crap, Sam was mad more talkative than usuall!!!! Anyway I watched Final Destination last night and it was really good, well i only saw the end part but still good!! I also wanna see xmen 2 which comes out on the 10th. I asked nathan to join so that I have someone else to talk to on here.....BYE for now
There is a quote from spiritual writer Thomas Merton from his autobiography, "The Seven Storey Mountain" that reads:

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

These words resonate through me when I reflect upon Final Destination, the tale of a young man with the uncanny ability to foresee the imminent death of himself and those around him who struggles relentlessly against an entity hell-bent on closing the book on their fates. The young man is Alex Browning, and when signs tell him the Paris-bound plane he and his French class are boarding is going to blow up on take off, Alex takes heed of these visions. The disruption that occurs ensuing his panic results in he, five classmates, and one teacher being thrown off of the plane. Hostility and resentment transform into horror and disbelief as they witness their flight burst into a ball of fire above the city.

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was kinda boring. It had its good parts the second one is better.
it would have been better if it continued after the ending and showed ali larters character in the nut house like she is in the second one. havent seen it in a while so dont know if i've changed my mind about it since i've seen the second one.
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Final Destination 2 16/02/04

A highly entertaining extension of the TV series. Feels almost the same, but the benefits of Hollywood. The music in particular is the main link to the TV show, which unfortunately was ignored in the sequel. I'd forgotten how much I liked this movie. It's almost a 'complete' film - a complicated plot, yet everything fits nicely into place in the end, even the over the top helicopter sequence. Great on repeated viewings, particularly second or third times, when more is discovered, if you were only half paying attention the first time.
Film 9/10
Video 7/10
Sound 8/10
Extras 1/10
Overall 8/10
I saw Final Destination last night. Thought it was cool, hence my 9 rating. I ended up watching it at 1am on the Sci Fi channel. The rainy weather caused me to sleep from 5pm to 10pm, so I was very awake at that time. I was hesitant at first to watch it right before going to sleep, since it was somewhat of a horror film, but I've been wanting to watch this for awhile now. I swear that after I watched it, I was seeing my field of view distorted, as if death was coming after me too. Could have been the muggy weather too.

Well, I got to sleep right after and I had the most vivid dream. I was in class and about to give my presentation once the first presenter was done. It was this student named Helen (who I happen to think is cute). She actually gave her presentation last week, so it wouldn't be the same when I give it tomorrow, but I am second tomorrow. She was using a VCR to demo something and it was malfunctioning on her. I was trying to fix it by changing the channels and pressing TV/VCR. I think I dreamt that part because I was trying to train myself to use my remote in the dark while watching this movie. Anyway, I finally got it working, but it was too late and it was my turn to present. As I was about to get up, someone was applying pressure to my spinal cord. The pain felt so real and I started complaing out loud, but the person wouldn't stop. I couldn't even see who was doing it. I actually ended up waking up screaming and it turned out Anastasia was digging her elbow into my spine. This has actually happened atleast once or twice in the past. After that I went back to sleep. But it was amazing how vivid the dream was, just like how vivid it was in Final Destination. And of course the pain felt so real, because it was. I hope this isn't a prediction for my actual presentation tomorrow :eek:

The rest of my day before I took a nap was uneventful. I just fertilized my lawn before the rain started, but as it was drizzling. I was trying to work on my Presentation, but that didn't happen. Instead, I ended up reorganizing the closet in the computer room, listened to a guy talk about Panspermia on CTC AM and of course fell asleep. Today I'm going to make sure to drink plenty of tea to wake me up(I made iced tea yesterday too). I already took a Ginseng pill. It looks like it's going to rain again. Maybe I'll work out using some new excercises in my GNC mag.
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The opening sequences of Final Destination have a haunting power, not because they are particularly well-executed, but simply because the premise appeals to our universal fears. Alex (Devon Sawa) is a mild-mannered teenager about to board a plane with his friends and their teacher to take a school trip to Paris. Before getting on the plane, he has a vision of it erupting in a ball of fire, and refuses to board, convincing his friends to stay off the flight. Minutes later, the group stands horrified in the airport waiting lounge as the plane does indeed explode. At this point, I was completely engrossed in Final Destination (which I had assumed would just be another dumb teenage-slasher movie). Unfortunately, after the great opening which questions the nature of fate and has a tremendous power, Final Destination turns into...well, just another dumb teenage-slasher movie. The police suspect that Alex may have been involved in the plane's destruction (since he was the one who backed away from boarding it), and even his friends begin to suspect Alex may not be on the level and keep their distance from him. Unfortunately for the friends, the real villain is not Alex but the Grim Reaper himself...and he is angry that he was cheated out of his rightful victims. As a result, Alex's friends begin meeting their maker in a series of gruesome coincidences...some of which are so elaborate they are more humourous than frightening. Final Destination is certainly more enjoyable (on the level of guilty pleasure) than most teen horror films, if only because it has the courage to have its central villain be Death himself. It is also, in its own half-baked, half-assed way, something of a meditation on fate. Yet Final Destination eventually cheats the audience just as much as Alex cheated death...for the execution of the film is so sloppy and occasionally campy, it's difficult for us to care about what happens. Certainly, the movie is not as nasty or mean-spirited as the similarly self-referential Scream movies, but it can never make its characters seem human enough to be truly frightening (nor does it make them cartoonish enough to be funny). Evaluating Final Destination by the standards of its fellow teenage horror movies (such as the inane I Know What You Did Last Summer series), it is certainly one of the better efforts. Unfortunately, that still makes it quite bad.

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FINAL DESTINATION (James Wong, 2000) - 6.5 / pro
I liked the basic idea right from the start and the film mostly succeeds to make the simple premise interesting. I wished the death (or better the writer) would have a little more imagininative and creative.

THIEF (MICHAEL MANN, 1980) - 4.0 / con
I didn't like Michael Mann's first film the least. The formula "con-man meets a girl and does one last job before he can quit and is betrayed by his 'employer'" is ordinary. Unfortunately Mann neither brings anything new to the table or makes the worthwhile by succeeding in any other field. The visuals are not on the same level as his later films and the dialogue is sometimes pretty bad. James Caan doesn't save the film from drowning.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (Robert Aldrich, 1962) - 8.5 / PRO
I have the strange feeling that I might be much more enthusiastic about this film than most of you are. To me it's the best film I have seen in almost three months.
The two leading actresses are magnificient. First of all they have to be cheered for their willingness to particpiate in this film. Bette Davis is incredibly versatile in this film. Somtimes she is mad, sometimes sadistic. Sometimes she behaves like the husnband in this relationship and sometimes she is jus an innocent kid. Joan Crawford isn't less impressive. The moment, when we see for the first time is heart-breaking. The film is part drama, part thriller and works of both. The film is slightly too long, but the end is beautifully composed and the line "we could have been friends" give the film some impact at the end.
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