Thursday, February 19, 2009
Final Destination 2 (2003, Ali Larter)
I remember first hearing about Final Destination 2 and being glad that the series was back. I was curious to see how the story of cheating death would continue and honestly didn't have my hopes too high.
This time, a young girl named Kimberly (A.J. Cook) is driving down the highway and witnesses a disastrous multi-car accident. As it turns out, Kimberly was actually daydreaming. She stops traffic, believing that it was a sign just as the accident she envisioned happens. Soon after, everyone whose lives she saved start dying. She learns about a similar occurrence that happened a year before and seeks out the only survivor, Clear Rivers (Ali Larter). Together, they try to cheat death before it is their turn to meet the reaper.
Final Destination 2 is a solid follow up to the first. The deaths are great and there is a lot of suspense. It is good to see Ali Larter back and the car crash in the beginning of the film is mind blowing. There are some aspects of the story that get a little contrived, but overall it's a solid film.