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Final Destination 2

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Final Destination 2

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/31/03
performer:
A.J. Cook, Michael Landes, Ali Larter, Terrence Carson
director:
David Ellis
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
J. Mackye Gruber
genre:
Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

After violently disposing of plane crash survivors in 2000’s clever original, the Grim Reaper sets his scythe on tidying up loose ends — like coed Kimberly (A.J. Cook), who foresees a bloody highway pileup and blocks an on-ramp with her SUV. The death-defiers must then elude inventive executions like a flying fence. Heavy-handed (”Highway to Hell” plays on the radio) and with corpse-stiff dialogue, the gratuitously gory frightfest shocks mostly because it still manages to scare.

EXTRAS Pop-up screens — linking to digital secrets and more — make the film’s superfluous talking parts less tedious, and the commentary reveals a scene deemed too gross to make the final cut.

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