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,
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.
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!