The Final Destination (The Final Destination 4 3D) Blu-ray Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 6.0
Video 9.0
Audio 9.0
Special Features 7.0
Total 6.1
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: 82 minutes
Reviewer:
James Wright
Classification: R18+

6.1


The Final Destination
The Final Destination 4 3D

This 3D gimmick has arrived on Blu-ray that is unfortunately one of the worst sequels of this franchise and contains a rather uninteresting story about a group of people that you really don't care for. Final Destination 3D follows Nick (Bobby Campo) and while watching a Nascar race with a group friends, he has a horrific vision or premonition of a deadly crash that causes over 50 people to die, including himself.

Through a series of circumstances, he proves to his friends that his vision was real and then he unwillingly sets in motion a chain of events that causes him, his friends and a group of people to leave the site of the foretold crash. Once outside, his premonition actually happens and 52 people at this race die horrifically. To compound the situation, Nick and his girlfriend (Shantel VanSanten) discover that those who survived the crash are actually being killed in bizarre accidents, one by one in the order of the original premonition.

Whether a gift or a curse, Nick continues with his visions of how they will die which is made worse through some really horrendous computer graphics which is obviously designed for 3D. Of course, Nick and Lori learn from Google that they need to break death's chain in order to ensure that they are not killed and as they run around town to prevent these deaths, the inevitable still occurs.

The problem with The Final Destination is that the deaths are too implausible, especially the circumstances of how they occur, whether it's a man in his pickup truck being dragged through the street and caught on fire or a man being sucked through a swimming pool drain, it's too unbelievable and quite laughable at times.

Previous movies were a touch more serious and the deaths were more thought out, as opposed to a chain of events. The biggest issue that I had with the movie were the characters and unfortunately you didn't really care for their well-being and they were clichéd archetypes which included the loyal boyfriend and girlfriend, the jock sex addict and his high maintenance girlfriend and then you have a MILF, redneck and security guard who are also just as bad.

The good thing about the Final Destination 2 was that they actually met someone who survived death, albeit it didn't help but it gave the story more credibility than just a Google search. Of course, this movie is clearly targeted for the teenager market who may enjoy this film, however for someone who has watched their fair of movies that included just about every genre created, The Final Destination thoroughly misses the mark of the original films.

The only saving grace of the film is the impressive video quality on Blu-ray that looks amazing but unfortunately the 3D aspect is only in standard definition and uses those hideous red/blue glasses as opposed to polarised. The sound matches the high definition perfectly and needs to be heard loud, especially the spectacular start that is unfortunately a little too reliant on bad CGI. Lastly, you have a wide gamut of special features that is only for those who enjoyed the movie but for me, this was one sequel too much.

Seen much better!






 
 



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