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The Final Destination trilogy of films are the ultimate guilty pleasure in the Horror genre. I don't know why, but I don't hate the series, I find them quite decent, and comical at times. However this first entry in the trilogy is the best, and semingly most serious of the three that I've seen. The film surrounds a high school (Devon Sawa) who has a vision of the plane he's on to go to paris on a fiekl trip explode in midair shortly after take off. As the plane explode, it's not long thereafter that the seven survivors die one by one in the order that they were seated on the plane. Obviously Final Destination is yet another teen horror film, but it's actually one of the better ones to come out. I found this film to be pretty good considering. The acting is not great, I mean it's Devon Sawa, not exactly a class actor. What I love the most about the first one is the story, it's a pretty original concept and the Idea is, but because of the acting, it falls flat and doesn't quite soar. Even if this film doesn't quite soar due to the acting, it still does manage a few good entertaining moments. Of all the Final Destination films that I've seen, this has suspense, thrills and horrifying moments and what it does that the sequels don't do is try to make the viewer uncomfortable. Which is something thats well done in this first entry. However this is not a perfect horror film, and will probably won't stand the test of time, but for what it is, it's pretty entertaining. Final Destination is the best one of the trilogy and despite it's flawed story, it is pretty original, and is one of the best teen horror films to come out in the teen horror era. However like most of the teen horror films like Scream, Urban Legend and I know what you did last summer this film will most likely be forgotten in the next ten years to come. A true definition of a guilty pleasure.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, October 12, 2010