Head to Head – The Final Destination

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight!

This week, Carolyn Aitchison told us how dearly she wished she could have enjoyed the sweet release of death during The Final Destination. You can win free movie tickets just like her by sending your mini-reviews to us here at Quickflix!

Carolyn will argue AGAINST the film, while Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo will … ALSO argue against it. Whaaaaaaa? Read on and discover what has caused this rift in this tightly-maintained feature!

Carolyn Aitchison – 1/5

This franchise has so much potential to be limitless: “Let’s see…plane? Done that. Rollercoaster? Done that. Stadium? Done that. Let’s start the next one at the Superbowl (or AFL Grand Final for us Aussies)!” Yet this movie shows it’s got no legs left. Pun intended. You’d think seeing it in 3D would be EVEN MORE EXCITING…well you’re wrong. Yes, there are some nice bits where things jump out at you but oh the opportunities they missed out on. The actors are so wooden and plastic that you’ll be begging them to be bumped off by Death sooner rather than later to the point that when they all perish in the final scene (sorry for spoiling it) you can’t help but feel grateful. The deaths are one ridiculous laugh after another and whilst it’s definitely not for kids or the squeamish, the end verdict is that it’s just a whole lot of: “What the? Why did I pay $20 for that?”

Carolyn, you’ll get no argument from me. I know what you’re all thinking. “Surely disagreement is the hallmark of this feature? What good is a friendly agreement?” The thing is, I hold a special place in my heart for The Final Destination, a film so terrible it makes viewers envious of the characters that are having their skulls crushed and limbs torn off. As I said in my review: “The Final Destination doesn’t so much require you to switch off your brain, but instead to completely forget everything you know about quality cinema, basic physics and the way human beings interact with one another. At one point during the film, one of the victims is dragged behind a car; face down and on fire no less. I couldn’t help but think to myself: “lucky jerk”. Sure, he died a slow, horrible death. But at least he never had to watch The Final Destination.”

Now it’s over to you! What were your thoughts on The Final Destination? Do you dare defend it? Let us know in the comments section below. And if you would like to be featured in the next Head to Head, and possibly win some free movie tickets, send your mini-reviews to us here at Quickflix!

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