Saturday, 5 September 2009
The Final Destination 3-D
The latest installment of Death citing its revenge on good looking teenagers...........but this time.......Death is in 3d!!!!
The Final Destination 3-D is the fourth installment of final destination series which involves a group of friends in which one of them foresees an accident and stops them from being involved in it. That is basically the entire plot from the tried and tested films so far. First we had a plane crash, then a motorway car pile up and finally a roller coaster crash. This time around? A speedway race car crash. The premise is the same but that doesn't mean there still isn't some entertainment to be had from this series.
First of all, the deaths are as cheesy and as brutal as ever including a swimming pool, an escalator and a hairdressers but the best deaths probably came right at the start when we see how the characters would have died had they been in the accident. Also this is the first film of the series to be presented in the latest gimmick to come around again, 3-D. As not being a big fan of 3-D I was expecting the film to be the worst yet but thought this new effect worked very well in making the deaths seem more creative than usual. The 3-d effects used in the first 15 minutes of the film were great but from there apart from the occasional effect it was as if the makers had forgot they were making a 3-d film.
Also wearing big uncomfortable glasses (which I have a picture of at the bottom of the review) for the entire film isn't the best way to enjoy a film. Overall I would say if you go to the cinema and see this film the 3-d option is probably the best however you will have to pay more. But if you wait and catch this film on DVD then definitely just watch the 2-d version as the effects will look terrible on the small screen.
Overall I have to say I did enjoy this film. The 3-d effects were a nice change but albeit a gimmick and would still much rather go see a 2-d film 9 times out of 10 for me. The film was good and I will be seeing it again when it comes out on DVD. If you are a fan of the series so far then you will love this installment as it is more of the same with more twists and turns than ever.
Rating - 8.0/10
Final Thoughts - 3-D isn't all that it is cracked up to be, but people being killed off by seemingly coincidental accidents is. Worth watching for a laugh and a scare.
RETRO - The glasses for viewing films involving horrible deaths.