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The Final Destination

The Final Destination becomes an endurance test. It

  | March 07, 2014 09:48 IST


The Final Destination
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  • Cast:
    Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb and Mykelti Williamson
  • Director:
    David R. Ellis
The Final Destination - rest in pieces is the fourth film in The Final Destination franchise. These films are based on the not-so-profound idea that when you got to go, you got to go. When it’s your time, death will find you no matter what.

So in each film, characters cheat death and are then bumped off in new and vicious ways. This idea can barely sustain one film. So it’s hardly surprising that the fourth is absolutely vapid.

Here too, a bunch of bland teenagers cheat death because one of them has a premonition. But death comes stalking and claims its scalps by dismembering, decapitating, burning, gouging eyes out - you get the idea.

There is no suspense here about who will die. The suspense is only how they will die.

Each gruesome death is triggered off by some small, bizarre thing. Gasoline cans, nail guns, screwdrivers all play villain. It’s 3D so lots of sharp objects and body parts come flying at you.

I have a very low threshold for gore but if you find it entertaining, you might be engaged by the first few bump-offs.

But after that The Final Destination becomes an endurance test. It’s boring and tacky and not frightening in the least.

I’m going with one star and recommending that you find some other destination instead.
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