Final Destination 2 (2003) Movie Review

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Final Destination 2 (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Thriller, Action
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Final Destination 2 Plot Synopsis:

Clear Rivers has been living life in a mental hospital after the bizarre events that lead to the deaths of her friends. One day, she is approached by a girl named Kimberly who believes she had a premonition similar to her friend Alex who died. Clear has to either risk her life helping others, or stay inside the hospital the rest of her life waiting for her death to come. What will she do?

Final Destination 2 (2003) Review

Final Destination 2 (2003) is an American supernatural thriller horror movie that is the sequel to Final Destination (2000) and the second installment of the Final Destination series. Director David R. Ellis (Shark Night 3D (2011), Cellular (2004), Lethal Weapon (1987), The Final Destination (2009)) did a spectacular job directing his second movie. I have seen some amazing directors lately putting out some incredible movies and did not have much experience at the time - I am wondering why those directors did not direct more movies and instead pursued other careers. The movie contains nudity, sexual language, violence, brutal deaths, twists, bad language, drug use and frightening intense scenes especially when viewed in 3D.

Final Destination 2 takes place one year after Flight 180 exploded with some of the students that were going on a school trip to Paris, France. Kimberly Corman (A.J. Cook - The Virgin Suicides (1999), Out Cold (2001), Criminal Minds (2005)) and her friends Shaina, Dano (Alejandro Rae - Elysium (2013), Blade: Trinity (2004), Boot Camp (2008)) and Frankie are planning on spending their spring break vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida. On their way, Kimberly has a premonition that everyone will die from a huge car crash that is caused by logs falling off of a truck. She stopped her car and in a result saved about eight people from dying including a lottery winner, pregnant person and her friends. Deputy Marshal Thomas Burke (Michael Landes - 11-11-11 (2011), Burlesque (2010), Special Unit 2 (2001)) was one of the people that was detained after Kimberly stopped her car. He questioned Kimberly and seconds later the premonition happens and takes the lives of her friends Shaina (Sarah Carter - The Vow (2012), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), Shark (2006)), Dano and Frankie.

Thomas questions Kimberly and soon learns of Flight 180 and the survivors. He then began researching what happened to the surviving passengers and found out that Alex Browning was the guy that saved many lives and died from a falling brick. All the passengers from Flight 180 who survived, except one are now dead. Thomas became scared after lottery winner Evan Lewis (David Paetkau - Man of Steel (2013), Flashpoint (2008), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)) that was saved on the highway died after a ladder fell and killed him after he escaped a fire. Thomas and Kimberly went on a mission to try and save everyone from dying that did not die on the highway pile up. Kimberly goes to meet the only survivor Clear Rivers (Ali Larter - Final Destination (2000), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)) from Flight 180 volunteeringly stayed at a psychiatric ward. Clear takes Kimberly and Thomas to meet the mortician William Bludworth (Tony Todd) that warned her about her outcome. William told the crew that pregnant Isabella Hudson (Justina Machado - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Call (2013)) from the highway pile up is the only way they all can survive. If Isabella give birth to her baby then everyone will be saved, and Death will not follow them. Watch the movie to see what happens to the remaining survivors that I did not mention and also the ones I mentioned.

Everything was exceptionally great about this movie and watched it for a fun filled action movie roller coaster ride because that is what it felt like to me. A roller coaster ride in a good way where you want to ride/watch again.The special effects were mind blowing, and so were the sets. I was so excited writing this review and will have a Final Destination marathon one day.

  • Final Destination 2 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 6.01
  • IMDB: 6.2
  • MetaCritic: 3.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.8

About Final Destination 2 2003

Title: Final Destination 2
Year: 2003
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 136,189 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 136,189
MPAA Rating: R
Final Destination 2 Cast Starring: Tony Todd, Ali Larter, Aaron Douglas, Andrew Airlie, Roger Cross, John Stewart, Justina Machado, Benita Ha, Alejandro Rae, Christina Jastrzembska, Shaun Sipos, Marrett Green, Roger R. Cross, Jonathan Cherry, Eric Keenleyside, James Kirk, Sarah Carter, A.J. Cook, Jill Krop, Noel Fisher, Darcy Laurie, Veena Sood, Fred Henderson, David Paetkau, Alison Matthews, Lynda Boyd, Alf Humphreys, Keegan Connor Tracy, Mark Lukyn, John R. Taylor
Final Destination 2 Writers: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Final Destination 2 Director: David R. Ellis
Box Office: $46,500,000
Production: New Line Cinema
Language: English
Country: USA, Canada