With Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Mykelti Williamson, Krista Allen, Justin Welborn, Andrew Fiscella, Justin Welborn

Written by Eric Bress (based on characters created by Jeffrey Reddick)

Directed by David R. Ellis

As has become the staple of the Saw franchise, the Final Destination predecessor's main aim of stringing together a series of creative and ridiculously plotted death sequences has become the staple of modern commercial horror. What got started with the innovative first installment has become a classic horror thread of teen fodder. Death is still alive and well (har!), an invisible stalker that cannot be destroyed or cheated - when you miss your time, Death will find another way to off you.
This 4th chapter has a bunch of friends narrowly missing a fatal demise at a car racing event. One of them has a vision of destruction of a car causing a deadly crash into the spectators. His panic causes the group and several people around them to leave the stadium, sparing their lives. But, the Grim Reaper wants his souls and has other plans for them, from being dragged burning by a truck and sucked into a pool vent, to shot through the head by a pebble and blown up in a movie theatre. Naturally they figure out their dilemma and try to figure out a way to stop this deadly momentum.
The ridiculous chain reactions causing these and many other deaths is a guilty pleasure when it comes to these popcorn munchers, but what made this a bit more fun in the cinema was the filmmakers' 3D edition making full use of the gimmicks at their disposal to gross out the audience with splatter or make them duck. But, unfortunately (just like other 3D horrors including Scar and My Bloody Valentine), the South African DVD release of The Final Destination is strictly in 2D...
For the gorehounds there are extra scenes included as a bonus feature, but nothing as extensive as the previous chapters' bonus features.

3 / B
- Paul Blom

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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