4. Final Destination 2
The Final Destination series starts off strong with the first movie, but it unfortunately takes a dip in quality with the sequel. Final Destination 2 came out in 2003 and was directed by David R. Ellis. It sees Ali Larter reprise her role as Clear Rivers, with A.J. Cook and Michael Landes joining the cast.
In the sequel, the big near-death event goes down when the character Kimberly has a premonition of a deadly pileup after logs fall off the back of a truck. Yes, I’m still scared of driving behind trucks because of this movie. The main characters who escape death start to experience accidents that are meant to kill them, and they band together to try and survive. Like all of the movies in the franchise, Final Destination 2 features creative and fun death sequences. That’s always a plus.
One of the most brutal deaths in Final Destination 2 is the elevator decapitation scene, which I’m sure had viewers spooked over elevators for years to come. We also get that silly but effective barbed wire scene which sees the character Rory literally sliced in half.
On the other hand, though, the sequel doesn’t develop its characters and it’s hard to even care about their fates. The plot is predictable and not memorable, and overall this is probably the most forgettable entry in the series.