Final Destination 2

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Overview

Death lurks, and two teenage girls try to figure out where he's heading, in this sequel to the unexpected teen horror hit Final Destination. As Clear Rivers Ali Larter, the only surviving passenger of the ill-fated Flight 180, waits in a mental institution, certain Death will claim her, Kim A.J. Cook, who has begun to display precognitive powers, is driving along the highway when she sees a terrible accident in which several cars crash into a logging truck. Moments later, the horrible vision is gone, but Kim is ...
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Overview

Death lurks, and two teenage girls try to figure out where he's heading, in this sequel to the unexpected teen horror hit Final Destination. As Clear Rivers Ali Larter, the only surviving passenger of the ill-fated Flight 180, waits in a mental institution, certain Death will claim her, Kim A.J. Cook, who has begun to display precognitive powers, is driving along the highway when she sees a terrible accident in which several cars crash into a logging truck. Moments later, the horrible vision is gone, but Kim is certain she saw an accident that was supposed to happen but didn't...and now Death will track down the souls he meant to take that day who slipped through his fingers. A police officer, Thomas Burke Michael Landes, believes there's a germ of truth in Kim's story, and teams her up with Clear in hopes that together they can help prevent Death from snuffing out any more of the people involves in the accident that wasn't. Tony Todd also returns from the first film as Mr. Bludworth.
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Special Features

Filmmaker commentary - director David Ellis, producer Craig Perry, and screenwriters J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress; Deleted/alternate scenes with commentary; 3 featurettes: The Terror Gauge, Cheating Death: Beyond and Back, and Bits & Pieces: Bringing Death to Life; 2 music videos; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Can we really cheat fate? That’s the question posed in this suspenseful sequel to the surprise horror hit of 2000. It begins vividly, just like the first Final Destination, with the leading character having a precognition of disaster. Twentysomething Kimberly Corman played by relative screen newcomer A. J. Cook is driving with three friends in an SUV when she suddenly has a vision of an apocalyptic traffic accident. Her quick thinking later averts a tragedy just like the one she imagined, but when the people apparently slated to die in that accident subsequently meet death in grisly ways, Kimberly becomes convinced that a malevolent fate is responsible. The first film’s only survivor, the oddly named Clear Rivers again played by Ali Larter, returns to do battle with the unseen force of destiny she believes to be stalking her. Director David R. Ellis knows his mandate: He expends his creative energies on the death scenes, which are numerous in variety and hideously gruesome in execution; although he does so at the expense of character development or any deeper focus on potential ambiguities in the narrative that would foster psychological terror. The special effects are unusually convincing -- so much so that viewers with queasy stomachs might be well advised to seek gentler entertainment. But diehard horror fans will enjoy this cinematic wallowing in blood and gore. Final Destination 2 is one of those rare sequels that delivers exactly what it promises, in quality and quantity greater than its predecessor's.
All Movie Guide
With mixed reviews and a domestic gross just north of 50 million dollars, Final Destination was an unlikely candidate to spawn a sequel, despite its slick (and wickedly morbid) execution of a smart concept. But Final Destination 2 justifies all risks taken to give it a theatrical release, as a mostly new cast and crew reproduce the original formula in a manner that may actually be more self-assured and satisfying. It's certainly funnier, though most of the laughter comes in the form of head-shaking howls at the gruesome and gory abruptness of the deaths. J. Mackye Gruber's script understands how to set up these punchlines through seat-squirming red herrings -- the audience can't bear to watch a dentist aim his hypodermic needle at an impending victim's gums -- so even when viewers telegraph the twists that are meant to defy their expectations, it's still cathartic. The adroit staging of these scenes, veritable montages of fatal coincidence, makes it easier to forgive director David R. Ellis for overusing them to the point of redundancy. The film even constructs a somewhat intelligible plan to flout Death's design that links to the first film, though viewers should be prepared to make concessions in the logic department. Final Destination 2 reiterates the best strength of its surprisingly fertile franchise: a liberating format that doesn't rely on serial killers pouncing from the shadows, instead indulging in a genuinely inventive and comic view of predestined doom.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/30/2011
  • UPC: 794043153549
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 34,255

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ali Larter Clear Rivers
A.J. Cook Kimberly Corman
Michael Landes Thomas Burke
Terrence "T.C." Carson Eugene Dix
Jonathan Cherry Rory
Keegan Connor Tracy Kat
Sarah Carter Shania
Lynda Boyd Nora Carpenter
David Paetkau Evan
Justina Machado Isabella Hudson
James N. Kirk Tim Carpenter
Tony Todd Mr. Bludworth
Enid-Raye Adams Dr. Kalarjian
Andrew Airlie Mr. Corman
Don Bell Biker
Chilton Crane Mrs. Gibbons
Cam Cronin Paramedic at Hospital
Aaron Douglas Deputy Steve
Marke Driesschen Host
Noel Fisher Brian Gibbons
Marrett Green Anchorman
Benita Ha Dental Receptionist
Sarah Hattingh Nurse in Delivery Room
Fred Henderson Dr. Lees
Alfred E. Humphreys Mr. Gibbons
Rheta Hutton On-Ramp Lady
Christina Jastrzembska Administrator
Eric Keenleyside Deputy Suby
Jill Krop Anchorwoman
Jenny Lang Young Woman
Darcy Laurie Man in Elevator
Mark Lukyn Rescue Worker
Alison Matthews Physician
Odessa Munroe Biker's Girlfriend
Eileen Pedde Anaesthesiologist
David Purvis Guest
Alex Rae Dano
Klodyne Rodney Obstetrician
Shaun Sipos Frankie
Veena Sood ER Nurse
John Stewart Paramedic at Farm
Lorne Stewart Skate Rat
John R. Taylor Man With Hooks
Technical Credits
David R. Ellis Director
Chris Bellamy Makeup Special Effects
Michael S. Bolton Production Designer
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Richard Brener Executive Producer
Eric Bress Original Story, Screenwriter
Josy Capkun Asst. Director
Gary Capo Cinematographer
Christopher Clark Makeup Special Effects
Douglas Craik Camera Operator
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Paul Garrison Asst. Director
Catherine Gaulin Makeup Special Effects
Scott Martin Gershin Sound/Sound Designer
Justis Greene Co-producer
J. Mackye Gruber Original Story, Screenwriter
Sheila Hanahan Associate Producer
Nicola Irwin Set Decoration/Design
Richard Marmion Makeup Special Effects
Jarrett P. Mass Makeup Special Effects
Nathaniel Massey Camera Operator
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Matt Moore Executive Producer
Yukiyo Okajima Makeup Special Effects
John Papsidera Casting
Ralph Parker Sound Mixer
Craig Perry Producer
WCT Productions Makeup Special Effects
Jeffrey Reddick Executive Producer, Original Story
Louise Roper Set Decoration/Design
Eric Sears Editor
Cinema Production Services Special Effects
Ric Stephens Makeup Special Effects
Jim Steuart Art Director
Vicki Syskakis Makeup Special Effects
Maureen Terezakis Makeup Special Effects
Bill Terezakis Makeup Special Effects
Berengaria Tomkies Asst. Director
Debbie Vandelaar Makeup
Shirley Walker Score Composer
Pete Whyte Asst. Director
Donna Williams Set Decoration/Design
Jori Woodman Costumes/Costume Designer
Vince Yoshida Makeup Special Effects
Warren Zide Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Shock, Gore and Suspense Are What This Movie is All About!

    After Kimberly Corman (A.J. Cook) has a premonition about a massive series of car accidents on the highway she and her friends are on, she pulls her car over. A cop, Thomas Burke (Michael Landes), comes up to her and asks why she's blocking traffic. She says there's going to be a huge accident and, sure enough, events begin to unfold on Highway 180 . . . but without them unlike in her vision. The cop goes to alert other emergency personnel. An oncoming truck heads right for Kim's car. Kim escapes but her friends are killed. Yet others--who had died in the multiple wrecks in Kim's vision--also survive.

    Soon, the survivors are all together. Except one by one Death comes for them, making things as they should be, restoring order and bringing his agenda of who dies and when back under his control.

    To try and stop the cycle before it's too late, Kim seeks out a survivor from the first movie--Clear Rivers (Ali Larter)--and Clear takes command, explaining why people are dying and how to save themselves.

    If they believe her.

    Shock, gore and suspense are what this movie is all about.

    I got to tell you, this movie had me biting my nails all the way through. After the *ahem* blood settled and we knew who the major players were, I was gripping my seat because very quickly they slowly began to die. And not just, oh, they die slowly--but in that step-by-step, cause-and-effect way that is the Final Destination franchise's hallmark. These movies are very much about the Butterfly Effect, and the way the tension is created as you wait for someone to be a goner is pure gold.

    I loved the creative ways folks died in the movie. No clear-cut, bang-you're-dead stuff here. Just pure strange ways of checking out. The most creative, I thought, was when that kid got squished by a falling sheet of glass. Didn't see that coming, and the way he folded in half is burned in my memory. Likewise when the barb-wired fence dices Rory (Jonathan Cherry) into pieces. Who comes up with this stuff?

    The only thing that got under my skin was Clear's constantly talking about "Death's design." Okay. We get it. He has a design. Move on. I don't need to hear you using that phrase a thousand times in the movie.

    This flick has a permanent place in my DVD collection.

    Recommended.

    A.P. Fuchs
    Canister X

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    life's scary then you die!

    man this one was scary all happend on the highway this one could be much scaryer than the orginal one cause today in the world atleast planes are safer than they used to be in this movie they all died on the highway which is way freaky omg and the part where the guy who just won the lottery his aparment catches on fire while his hand gets stuck down the drain he gets out and the ladder spaltters his eyeball gross the denist scene when the boy chases after the pigeons and a huge object hits him the lady in the car when the pipe goes threw her head the lady in the elevator her head got stuck the stoner guy getting spalterd now he's dead wow a freaking scary Final Destionation part 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    The car wreck scene was a wow! I'll nnever look at a dentist's chair the same way again! For all the people complaining about the gore ect wake up this is a scary movie! It' supposed to be scary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    another great destination

    This movie is cool because of the beginning and the way the people died was so graphic and it was one of the best movies ever. The car accident was better than any car accident I'v witnessed. This movie was really terrifying and the movie was like a movie that trapped you in the car when the accident took place. I promised myself that I will never go to the dentist and climb an escape ladder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than the first

    I like this movie yes there are some gross parts and no one dies the same as in the first. plus jonathan cherry is so hottt!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Im at work need i say more

    I think the movie was hot. I liked the 1st one so this is a must see. The good parts was the pile up and the boy getting crushed by the glass. In my opion, he shouldnt have been chasing the birds!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This was a horrible movie. My son, who loved the first one, wanted to see this one. I asked him if he could handle it. For every death scene except the crash, his eyes were hidden. It was a horrible gore fest. It is rated R for a good reason but I think it need a higher rating like NC-17. It was so gross. It was also copying the deaths from the first one. Bad acting. No storyline. Gruesome deaths. Impalement in the head. Squashed against the ground. Chopped head off. Impalement in the head, again. Cut into thirds. Burned alive. Exploded. The only death he could watch besides the car crash, was the drowning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must See For All Who Love Horror!

    I think that this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. It keeps you in suspense because it's obvious that death has come back for these people. I think Clear Rivers character made it more believable and helped them all realize how they were connected to flight 180. This movie is sure to make you hold on to your seat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FD2

    This was a very good movie, although there was alot of gore, this movie was very good. They are kinda copyin the first one with the story and everything though. I hated the elevator scene where that lady gets her head caught and get it chopped off. And the boy's head exploding under the glass. But it was a good movie nontheless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie...Must See

    I was pleased with FD2. I would have to admit that some of the scenes that were supposed to be gross were somewhat funny at times. Although a couple scene mad me jump and scream. I'm just glad I saw this movie within the privacy of my own home - where I'm free to screem, jump and yell at the screen without anyone telling me to shut up! Loved the ladder in the eye, the impalement of the driver in the SUV thanks to the fire fighter trying to save her....that was classic! A must see/buy to add to your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must See

    This movie is great. Not too many movies come back with a great sequelb but this is one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BAD MOVIE

    This movie was not very good at all. They had extensive gore to make up for the lack of a story line. The only good scene in the movie was the initial crash scene. Everything after that was predictable and filled with unecessary gore. The movie left me dissapointed and glad that I rented it and didnt buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''Watch For The Signs''

    This Was The Most riviting Movie I Have Seen In Years. It Starts With A Well Put Togeather Pile Up On Highway 180 (Flight 180 From FD 1)But it turns out it's Just A preminition Seen By Kimberly, Someone Who has A Connection With The Survivors From Flight 180, But Little Did She Know The People She Saves on The highway Also have that Connection, Im Not Gonna tell You the Rest, But I am gonna tell you BUY THIS MOVIE. Its Actually One Of The Movies That Surpasses The original.

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