5. The Final Destination
Oh man, The Final Destination. Honestly, I could still watch this movie and be entertained, but there are so many low points. The fourth installment in the series came out in 2009 amid the big 3D trend and it really relies too heavily on that gimmick. It’s directed by David R. Ellis and stars Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, and Nick Zano. I don’t know why they went with the title that suggests it’s the last movie in the franchise, but it’s pretty comical now looking back.
Of course, this is a Final Destination movie, so it follows the traditional setup of a group of friends who escape death. This time around, they’re at a car race that goes wrong, and after their survival, they soon discover that death is still coming for them.
The best part of The Final Destination is the deaths, hands down. The movie is definitely creative in its death sequences, which use a combination of practical and special effects to create unforgettable and disturbing moments. One of the most memorable deaths is when the character Hunt is swimming in a pool and gets all of his organs sucked out of his butt. Though we don’t actually see it happen, it’s hard not to be on the edge of your seat knowing it’s coming.
The pacing in The Final Destination is also pretty tight and gets the action going very quickly, which is a plus. But of course, we ranked this one last for a few reasons. The acting is pretty bad and the characters are underdeveloped. The storyline is predictable and full of jump scares and shock value. Overall, it’s a weak movie, but at least it’s fun at times.