Thursday, October 11, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 11 - Movie 2

Final Destination 2 (2003) takes place a year after the events of the first movie and essentially follows the same formula, only this time the premonition involves a spectacular highway pileup of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The people who were meant to die, but were kept from being where they should have been when the highway accident occurred band together to try and beat death before they are all killed.

The Rube Goldberg death traps this time around are often more elaborate than those in the first movie, and often turn out to be false; close calls again narrowly evaded. Other complications are introduced that keep the story feeling fresh, and the characters involved this time around all tie into the events of the first movie. The characters are just as superficially developed as in the earlier movie, but things are kept moving at a pace that keeps you involved enough that this isn't a distancing factor.

So far, I'm pleased, and pleasantly surprised at how much I'm enjoying this franchise.

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