The Final Destination Movies

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  1. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    At last I got around to watching this series. I watched one of these each night for the last night and my impression of them is that yeah "dead teen movies" and that's precisely what they are really, they're a collection of dead teen movies with maybe the exception of the fifth one in the series which seems to be people out of their teens and in the adult world despite the way they all acted like overgrown teenagers.

    I have to say that the first movie was the best of the lot, followed by the second one and those first two movies are the best of the series. After that for me at least I felt like the quality just dropped and kept dropping and while production looked good the movies themselves just felt flat for the most part. The fourth and fifth one just felt like they had all but given up on a cohesive story and just wanted the deaths to happen as fast as possible. Sure there was a story with both those movies but it just didn't feel like it was a big deal, that they wanted to just get on with it and show us the gore.

    This is just my impression. I really thought by the time the last one ended that they had either run out of ideas or the ship had sailed its last time since the fifth movie also ties into the very first one in a huge way at the end.

    In terms of effects and look I'd give the series a 8/10 for some amazing effects and gimmicks in terms of how they killed characters off. Not sure how many of the deaths were plausible to happen but they went all out to make them at least look good and gruesome.

    I would really have to give the whole series a 7/10 but the first two movies for me were the best.
     
  2. Spaceman Spiff

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    I liked the fifth one, particularly the twist that the characters could find someone to take their place. Honestly, that should have been introduced into the series earlier.

    Tying it back into the first one was neat, too.
     
  3. Tosk

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    I quite liked 1 to 3, sort-of enjoyed 5, and absolutely hated 4.

    It's been quite a while since I watched it, but didn't the characters turn out to be wrong about that? That "someone to take your place" was just their mistaken idea of what was actually the "it loops back around" method from the first movie?
     
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    That sounds like everyone I have ever dated, so what's the issue? :P
     
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    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Here's a fun theory I read on reddit that maybe the Tony Todd character is Death but the one doing the killing is Fate and he's messing Fate's plans up by giving people clues.
     
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    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I saw one years ago and mostly enjoyed it. The gimmick was fairly novel since it wasn't about a serial killer, monster etc. offing people. Still didn't have much interest to watch more though.
     
  9. John Clark

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    My little group went and saw all of them at the cinema.

    Thought they were pretty fun, but I haven't seen them in a while.
     
  10. Admiral2

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    I sat through the first three before I gave up. The premise is dumb.

    Death missed his chance to kill you? It's Death. He could drop your ass from a heart attack at any time, but in these movies he goes out of his way to set up these Rube Goldberg/Better Mousetrap ways for the people to die. He doesn't want people to know it's him? Why? It's Death! It's not like anybody can stop him.
     
  11. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I actually like the theory that it isn't Death even though the characters have said that but rather it's Fate and Death is the Tony Todd character trying to hassle Fate by leaving clues. The theory being that Death and Fate became rivals.
     
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    That just makes it worse. Death only controls your dying. Fate controls everything about your life, which means, again, there's no reason for this cosmic entity to pussyfoot around ending you, no matter who warns who. If I'm Fate and i want you dead, I grab the scissors and snip, period.
     
  13. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Oh I know but that's a fan theory that has gone around over the years.

    Yes the movies are silly