Monday, July 24, 2006


After publicly recommending the Final Destination film franchise, I got a barrage of shocked emails. Now I'm as pretentious and can be as irritatingly smug as the next arthouse film buff and am no lover of Hollywood trash, yet I believe these films are great. Why? Not for the scripts, not for the storyline, nor for the acting, but for the remarkable and unique killing set-pieces. Each one is like a beautiful artwork to be admired and revered. I find the dark humour, the unique beauty, and the inventive cinematography, of these individual set-pieces totally inspiring.

Can't wait for the next instalment.


adam said...

i saw this movie also after boycotting the entire series. but i was impressed by the softcore porn level of violence in the film relating to the various deaths. the sunbed scene was wunderbar! as was the ending, which would have been a kick in the groin for anyone wanting to have a lovely day after leaving the cinema.

Lee said...

I totally agree with you here. It's a decent idea raised to another level because if its ingenious kill set ups. First time since the early 80s that I can remember being so truly mind blasted by the joys of graphic violence. Will be renting #3 asap.

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Q. said...

a lot of friends think i'm crazy to go see these movies. but i totally agree with you : the death scenes are really great! in the destination final two, the car wreck on the highway is perfect. Most people don't see there is (almost) always a great moment in any blockbuster. it can be the acting, the light, the words, or just the music.
and anyway, if you don't go see it, don't talk about it.