Final Destination

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Final Destination
Not a good way to start the franchise.
Genre: Horror
Directed By: James Wong
Produced By: Warren Zide
Craig Perry
Glen Morgan
Written By: Jeffrey Reddick
Starring: Devon Sawa
Ali Larter
Kerr Smith
Tony Todd
Cinematography: Robert McLachlan
Distributed By: New Line Cinema
Release Date: March 17 2000
Runtime: 98 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $23 million
Box Office: $112.9 million
Franchise: Final Destination
Prequel: Final Destination 5 (Chronologically)
Sequel: Final Destination 2

Final Destination is a 2000 horror film directed by James Wong. It was distributed by New Line Cinema. The film stars Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, And Tony Todd. The film took place in 2000 where the film follows the High School students surviving the explosion of a plane and learn about Death and Death would later take lives of those who were meant to die on the plane.


In 2000, Alex saves his school friends from death when he gets a premonition that their plane will crash. Unfortunately, they all begin to die one after another in horrifying ways.

Bad Qualities

  1. While the premise is really original, it's sadly ruined with horrible execution, making it come off as another generic teen horror flick.
  2. Almost none of the death scenes are too scary at all. Most are increasingly outlandish and rather laughable. An example would be Terry's death. It's just her being hit by a bus. Simple as that.
  3. Terrible acting, especially from Ali Larter as Clear Rivers.
  4. Some of the characters are mean-spirited, and example would be Carter Horton, he is a mean-spirited, generic, and a very unlikable character in this film. He bullied Billy Hitchcock at the Airport and being a jerk to the other characters in the film.
  5. It's very highly predictable. Usually, you already know which character's going to die right before they even meet their untimely death.
  6. The whole movie lacks suspense for the most part. It doesn't have any buildup or anything.
  7. Plot holes: When the train crashed into Carter's car, the train didn't stop, instead the train just keep on going on its journey after it crashed.
    • There's also another plot hole. When the plane exploded, how did the shockwave manage to make the windows break?
  8. There are a few flaws that the creators didn't do any research about anything.
    • The bus didn't honk at Terry when she was on the road, when it should have done so.
    • The Railroad Crossing Scene had one mess of flaws.
      • When a Freight Train was about 50-40 seconds from smashing into Carter's car, (which was still stalled) his car's seat belts somehow broke.
  9. The dialogue is absolutely very dreadful to listen to, especially in the scene where William Bludworth talks to Alex and Clear at the funeral home where Todd's body is at.
  10. The story didn't even explain how Alex, Carter, and Clear went to Paris, France, if Alex had a premonition on Volee Airlines at the beginning of the film.
  11. The deaths are too over the top and ridiculous. They get worse in the sequels that follow.

Good Qualities

  1. Alex Browning and the other characters are likable. Plus, Devon Sawa's performance as Alex is decent.
  2. Pretty good soundtrack.
  3. The idea for an explosion of an airline is decent.


Crictial response

The film received mixed reviews from critics. It holds a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 96 reviews, with an average rating of 4.78/10. The site's consensus of opinion is that "despite a panel of X-Files alums at the helm and a promising premise, flighty performances and poor execution keep Final Destination from ever taking off". Metacritic holds a film a 36/100 "generally unfavorable reviews". While IMDB Holds A 6.7/10 rating. Despite the mixed reviews, it received positive reviews from the audience with a 68% audience score rating and on Metacritic, it had an 8.7/10 "universal acclaim" from the user scores.

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13 months ago
Score 2
So, this is my very first page, on Awful Movies Wiki! :)


10 months ago
Score 1
why this film?


3 months ago
Score 0
Two years after I created the page, Final Destination is still a failure.


3 months ago
Score 0

Ok reason #2: "Similar to Jaws: The Revenge, the film had only 5 kills (287 on plane if counted)." is just bs.

Jaws: The Revenge only has 3 kills, and this movie basically has 287 deaths.


3 months ago
Score 0
That's because I was acting like a silly guy back then.

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