Final Destination 2

January 31, 2003 0 By Fans
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Plot

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe…Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 6.3/10 (56,093 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director:
David R. Ellis

Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd

Storyline
Clear Rivers has been living life in a mental hospital after the bizarre events that lead to the deaths of her friends. One day, she is approached by a girl named Kimberly who believes she had a premonition similar to her friend Alex who died . Clear has to either risk her life helping others, or stay inside the hospital the rest of her life waiting for her death to come. What will she do?

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

Cast:

A.J. Cook

Kimberly Corman


Michael Landes

Thomas Burke


Ali Larter

Clear Rivers


Jonathan Cherry

Rory


Keegan Connor Tracy

Kat


Terrence 'T.C.' Carson

Eugene Dix

(as T.C. Carson)


Lynda Boyd

Nora Carpenter


James Kirk

Tim Carpenter


David Paetkau

Evan Lewis


Justina Machado

Isabella Hudson


Sarah Carter

Shaina


Alejandro Rae

Dano

(as Alex Rae)


Shaun Sipos

Frankie


Andrew Airlie

Mr. Corman


Odessa Munroe

Biker's Girlfriend

Taglines:
Death may be closer than it appears.



Details

Official Website:
Movie House Commentary |
New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 31 January 2003

Filming Locations: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada



Box Office Details

Budget: $26,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,017,141
(USA)
(2 February 2003)
(2834 Screens)

Gross: $46,455,802
(USA)
(6 April 2003)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The school bus full of kids chanting "pile up" is from Mt. Abraham, the same school as all the victims from the first movie.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Tim is in the dentist's chair and the dentist is drilling his tooth, the dentist's hand go from both being on the right side of Tim's head to having his right hand holding the drill and the left hand around Tim's head holding the other instrument.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Host:
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since Velez Air Flight 180 exploded and crashed shortly after takeoff from JFK airport. It's a disaster that's affected many. None more so than Mt. Abraham High School, which lost 40 students and 4 faculty members in the crash…



User Review

Shock Value — 7 (Good Flick)

Rating: 7/10


You know that feeling you get when you're watching America's Funniest
Home Videos and the oblivious son hits his hapless father in the crotch
with an aluminum bat? It gets a quick reaction, like, ooh, I feel your
pain man.

FINAL DESTINATION 2 is a 90 minute or so string of those painful shots,
as each character one by one meets an unfortunate death by household
appliance. Bodies are slammed by trucks, heads are impaled, and limbs
fly through the air. When one of the characters dies when her car's
airbag explodes out of nowhere, I blurted “Yeah! Wow, did they do
that??? Yeah, they DID do that. Right on!”

Although the film has a very serious atmosphere about it, what with the
creepy score and people sincerely freaking out and everything, it still
retains a campy humor about it buried beneath its high-budget exterior.
Many movies would shy away from smashing up plastic ketchup-filled
dummies, opting instead to avoid the gore. Not FINAL DESTINATION 2!
This movie is an honest approach to movie-making, hearkening back to
the day when you got together with friends and said, “Okay, in this
scene we cut to the dummy falling off the building, it's run over by a
Mack truck, and it splatters chunks of blood all over that Oldsmobile
over there.”

As for the premise behind FINAL DESTINATION 2, how do I put it into
words? A.J. Cook has premonitions that people died in a nasty pileup on
the highway. Thing is, this never happened. And … she continues to
have premonitions that those same people will die in due time. Those
people eventually die. Did I get that right? The universal law of
nature is that, well, Death sometimes misses its mark and has to fix
its mistakes (which usually involves electrical equipment getting wet
and other freak accidents of home improvement). If this all sounds
convoluted, watch the movie. You'll see what I mean.

The premise of FINAL DESTINATION 2, as much potential as it might have,
doesn't make much sense and is pretty hokey, but if you medicate your
inquisitive mind with heavy sedatives, you'll be able to look past the
flimsy premise and enjoy the movie. I'm definitely looking forward to a
Final Destination 3.