Fans of the Final Destination franchise will be happy to know that they are currently working on a Final Destination reboot.
The Final Destination movies are regarded as great slasher flicks, only they don’t actually feature a killer. Death is an invisible force that causes agonizing freak accidents to occur to anyone who has cheated death and survived.
They didn’t reveal much of the plot or whether this one ties in with the previous five movies. It says that the plot revolves around a group of first responders and their choices about whether to save people and what comes with it when they cheat death.
Sounds like to me they are putting a new and hip spin on the original plot of these films.
No word yet if the legendary Tony Todd (Candyman) will reprise his role as death’s conscience. He played in the first two movies and in the 5th movie as a type of coroner who knows a little too much about what the main characters are dealing with.
The first five films revolve around the same thing, one character has a violent premonition of a horrible accident and saves themselves and a few others from death. Then months later, those who survived begin to be killed off in a series of freak and ultimately gruesome accidents as they created a rift in death’s design by still being alive.
Definitely interested and looking forward to more to come about this new film!!
In honor of the reboot, I’m going to rank the five films from the best to average. Because let’s face it, none of these films are bad.
Final Destination Movie Rankings
Final Destination (2000)
The original is the best and is definitely a great concept for a horror movie. In the film, a high school senior (Devon Sawa) has a violent premonition about an airplane where he and his classmates are killed in an explosion.
He creates a scene that gets him and a few others (Ali Larter, Kerr Smith) kicked off of the plane and moments later the airplane explodes. Having cheated death, the survivors begin to be hunted down by death and are killed off in freak accidents.
One death that was particularly gruesome was when actor Seann William Scott gets the upper half of his head sliced off by a huge shard of metal. By the end of the film, a few survivors remain as they learn how to cheat death again, not realizing it is a neverending cycle that sets up the events for a sequel.
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Survivor Ali Larter returns for the sequel to help a young woman played by A.J. Cook of Criminal Minds after she saves a group of people from a nasty interstate pileup. This by far is the coolest of the sequels, the deaths were fast and fierce and overly gory.
Actor Tony Todd reprises his role in this one as the spooky coroner who knows something about death’s design. What makes this sequel the best one is that the people she saved in her premonition all had previously avoided death some other way and it has returned to tie up some loose ends where several people end up in pieces. Definitely recommend!
Final Destination 5 (2011)
So far this was the final entry in the series and it was a pretty good one. A young man saves a group of his coworkers from a disastrous suspension bridge collapse after having a freak premonition.
Shortly after they begin to die just like in the previous films. This one offers a new and interesting twist where the survivors learn if they themselves kill someone in their place, then they are safe from death’s design.
A few good kills in this one surround an appointment to have laser eye surgery done and a nasty death at a massage parlor. We get to see many people crushed and impaled throughout also and one of the survivor’s entire body breaks during a gymnastics routine. Quite gory fun throughout.
Final Destination 3 (2006)
This one was pretty decent, even though some of the deaths were not as menacing. It’s about a high school teen who has a deadly premonition about her and her friends dying on a rollercoaster accident. This one they look through pictures of that night before the accident that predicts how they might die. The tanning bed deaths in this one standout.
The Final Destination (2009)
The fourth installment they got pretty lazy with featuring some very uneventful deaths throughout. The part I enjoyed was the premonition at the race track and towards the end at the multiplex.
There are a few semi nasty deaths, but not heavily explicit or violent as in the three previous films.
So here you have it, my rankings of the five Final Destination films.
Again, I was very excited to read last week of a reboot Final Destination film in the works! Is this something you would want to see? Keep it here with All Everything Entertainment for the latest news in entertainment.