Final Destination

Published October 26, 2022

Final Destination

Film info

  • Title Final Destination
  • Director James Wong
  • Year 2000
  • Run time 1hr 38m
  • Genre Horror
  • Tagline No accidents. No coincidences. No escapes. You can't cheat death.

Alex Browning is embarking on a trip to Paris. Alex experiences a premonition - he sees the plane explode moments after leaving the ground. Alex insists that everyone get off the plane and 7 people including Alex, are forced to disembark. All watch as the plane actually explodes in a fireball. He and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. One by one, the survivors of this doomed airline voyage from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.

Live blog

Time Comment
4:02 He was already suspicious of death and the future the day before. Interesting.
5:48 Are they French students and don’t even know ‘allons-y’?
10:34 They’re struggling to make the plane look menacing, I’ll be honest.
13:41 “Notre voyage commence!”
15:54 Yea, I would get off the plane if I had a vision like that too.
19:23 This is such a good premise for a movie.
29:51 “Don’t talk to me, you scare the hell out of me.” Good teaching there.
32:13 Ooh, yay, this is when the Casualty style bits start.
37:05 I didn’t realise the killer water retreated like that.
43:45 Hooray, the mortuary guy.
51:39 “That’s Death’s design.”
56:58 Long matches for the win!
1:07:28 Now Carter’s asking the right questions. “Did you know she was going to be next?”
1:10:58 Ah, okay, now I’m not going to want to get into two door cars.
1:17:05 This is like next level doomsday prepping.
1:25:34 So many things can kill you.
1:30:07 Love that he just carries the seating plan around in his pocket.


I really like this film. I’ve seen it before and previously found it really gruesome - I guess watching a lot of more grim TV recently has made me enured to it because it wasn’t too bad. I think it’s a clever premise, even if it doesn’t all stack up 100%, and it makes for some edge-of-your-seat moments, even when you know what’s coming! I wanted to watch this one to be able to watch the next couple, but I’m glad I got to revisit this… it must be the strongest in the series.

Rating: 5 / 5

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