starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche
Gore, gore, and more gore; when movies like SAW, Hostel and The Devil's Rejects had introduced to cinema around the middle of 2000s the concept of long, torturous, overkill, bighead business types wanted to cash-in to these movie's successes by putting the splatter back into horror and thriller movies. Thus, the once clever and tense dead teenager series Final Destination had to step up its game to cater to the new wave of gore-hungry audience, even if it meant re-telling the same plot all over again.
This time around, we join in highschooler Wendy and her friends on a local fair to celebrate the last days they had in McKinley High. What should have been a fun night for everyone on her batch, it ended tragically when a roller-coaster accident took the lives of some of the school's students. The strange thing was, there should have been more victims that night, but after Wendy suddenly got a vision that foretells the upcoming disaster, she ended up saving some of them, something of which she's not too thrilled about as it cost her a social life and gave her one hell of a survivor's guilt.
It will, however, go for the worse when one by one, the survivors are dropping like flies in one fatal accident to the next. All in the same pattern they were supposed to die in the accident. Now Wendy had no choice but to figure out the pattern and the clues to stop the inevitable force hunting them down, or be next on Death's list and too everyone else she cares for.
FD3, as far as I can tell, would have been a rather dull entry to the series as it is beginning to repeat the same plot that backbones the first two films, as by now we all know what's going on and you can tell who will die first and then the next, the only thing that'll keep you guessing is how. And by "how", they answered it with loads of stage blood and shredded latex, by far the only winning factor to this entry.
|Tanning Bed. A cheerleader's Bestfriend turned enemy!|
|And just when they thought it was over~|
They always claim that third time's the charm, but I guess that isn't applicable for all. Well, maybe it's in a way, that's still true for Final Destination 3; gorno-addicts and enthusiasts might find a worthwhile time through this one, as too those who're willing to trade out smarts for bloody parts. It could have been worse, and I mean really worse-*COUGH*THEFINALDESTINATION!- so let's just thank the invisible forces for these small mercies, and hopefully this series can continue a stable footing.
7 riders mangled in roller-coaster accident
2 females incinerated in malfunctioning tanning beds
1 male head shredded by a truck engine fan
1 male had weights crushed his head
1 female gets nailgunned on the head
1 female impaled by a broken flag pole
1 male crushed by a falling cherry picker
1 female crushed by a dislodge train wheel
1 male filleted in between the train and tunnel wall
1 male and 1 female mangled in train derailment
A number of passengers mangled in train derailment
1 female ran over by an incoming train