Movie Number- 25
Title– The Final Destination (2009)
Genre– Supernatural Horror
Branden’s Rating– 3 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 5 out of 10
Average Rating– 4
Netflix Rating– 2 Stars
Comments– This one finally came in from Netflix, and it was disappointing all around. Our first disappointment came when we tried using our 3-D glasses that we got in theatres for My Bloody Valentine 3-D, and they wouldn’t work. So, we were forced to watch the movie in 2-D. And it was bad. The acting was terrible (especially the actor playing Gary), the script was atrocious, and some of the deaths were terrible. The deaths, the main reason I watch the Final Destination series, were some of the worst in the series, including a couple (I won’t spoil anything) that really ruined the movie for me. The movie was completely uninspired, and even worse the Final Destination 3 which we reviewed a while ago. Though I don’t think it will, this really should mark the end of the Final Destination series- I can’t see it going anywhere better from here. Avoid this movie (I have been reading that the 3-D effects are not as cool at home, even with the correct glasses, as they were in theatres, so it isn’t worth it for that, either). Bad-Average.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.