Box art for Final Destination 2

Final Destination 2

drama, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

Death may be closer than it appears. Voluntarily locked away in the perceived safety of a psychiatric hospital, the lone survivor from Final Destination lives in constant fear that Death is coming to claim her.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

OFF for kids age 16
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
4 out of 5

Gruesome, ridiculous, really bad waste of time.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is very gory and that death is a meaningless event held up for entertainment value. Many of the accidents involve everyday items, which might lead some audience members to view their surroundings in a much different way. Several college age kids use drugs in a casual, off-hand manner that the other characters appear to accept. Parents in this movie seem unwilling to discuss possible peril with their children and are powerless to help their teens survive.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the characters' different reactions to surviving the accident, and facing the continuing danger to themselves. One of the characters proclaims that he is the master of his own fate and that therefore he will not die. Parents might discuss this concept of fate and the role of our own actions to influence our futures.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews


- Andrew O'Hehir,, Friday, February 7, 2003

Fresh: You'll gasp, you'll flinch, you'll cringe, but mostly you'll scream.

- C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, January 31, 2003

Rotten: That there is an audience for a movie in which innocent people suffer hideous accidental deaths is troubling enough, but that a group of creative people chose to direct their energies on this repulsive spectacle simply provokes disgust.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, January 31, 2003

Audience Reviews

2 stars

This film is a lot more gory than the first one, and it really emphasizes more on tongue in cheek style comedy. You are found laughing at part where you're supposed to be scared, and holding onto your seat. The outcome of everyone's demise is pretty predictable, a lesser film than the first, but watchable for an unintentional laugh. Final Destination 2 features some of the worst acting ever put to film, and the decisions the characters make seem very stupid, every character getting knocked off seems to make stupid decisions. While the first Final Destination film was very intriguing and had a very interesting concept for a storyline, this one basically tries to redo the first film, but injecting the script with unintentional laughs. Like I've said, at part where you're supposed to scared, you laugh. I view this film as a comedy horror film, and nothing more. Unfortunately, the third entry follows the same path and becomes like the second film a barely decent "horror" film. The film suffers from being predictable to having a bad cast and bad script. The only thing going for it is the elaborate death sequences, and even that is not enough to redeem this borderline watchable horror film. The way to see the sequels to the first Final Destination film is a guilty pleasure, because thats what they are. They manage to entertain, but it's obvious that the filmmakers are starting to run out of ideas when the sequels start to being more funny than scary.David R. Ellis helms this second entry and try to do something good on screen, but the end results are mixed and the film like I've said a so-so blend horror and comedy. If you decide to watch this second entry, you might be disappointed because you'll find it very predictable, and more slapstick comedy oriented. However it's pretty entertaining despite all it's faults because the characters seem to intentionally put themselves into harms way, and it's very thrilling, and enjoyable to watch idiocy happen on screen.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, October 12, 2010

3 stars

"That's why death is working backwards. It's tying up all the loose ends. Sealing the rift once and for all." Yep, when a movie has dialogue that silly, you expect it to be pretty ridiculous. And that's exactly what Final Destination 2 is. It's even more over-the-top than the original movie was. A new group of people once again escape death in a huge accident, only to face further absurdly elaborate attempts on their lives. The death scenarios were all pretty entertaining, and if you weren't tired of the formula after the first movie, you'll probably enjoy the escalated efforts of this second installment. It's literally just more of the same, but guessing how each person is going to die is the kind of light entertainment that just doesn't get old, for me.

- lewiskendell, Saturday, August 7, 2010

4 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Tuesday, August 3, 2010