Final Destination 2 title

Tag line : You can't cheat death twice...It's not over yet!

Final Destination 2Set one year after the events of the first film, on the actual anniversary of the crash of flight 180, another group of people find themselves having a close brush with death after being unwittingly saved from a motorway pile-up by a young motorist, Kimberly Corman (A.J. Cook), who blocks the on-ramp after seeing a vision about a major accident on the road ahead.

Of course, as we all know from the first film, you can't cheat death and so it isn't too long before the fun begins and the 'lucky' survivors subsequently start getting killed off in a series of extremely bizarre and elaborate (and not to mention amusing) ways.

Seeing parallels between these events and those that befell the survivors of flight 180, Kimberly and a young police officer named Burke (Michael Landon), enlist the help of Clear Rivers (Ali Larter reprising her earlier role), soul survivor of the previous film (yes it seems Devon got killed off after all) to see if she can help them beat deaths design for them. But of course, that's going to be no easy task.

Overall this is another fun film, with some excellent death scenes. The shot of the guy getting diced by a section of barbed wire near the end was absolutely superb and it was good to see Tony Todd back as the creepy undertaker. So if you enjoyed the first movie, you should similarly enjoy this.

Overall marks 7/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag lines "Death is like a boomerang. it keeps coming back", "For every beginning there is an end", "Death may be closer than it appears", "More Speed. More Horror. More Death".

  • Kimberly Corman's character was named after horror director Roger Corman. Nora and Tim Carpenter were named after director John Carpenter.

  • The films budget was $26,000,000.

  • The film has numerous references to the number "180", the accident on the freeway occurs at mile marker 180, the road works sign says "Road Works for the next 180 feet". This is a reference to Flight 180, the number of the jet that blew up in the first film.

  • Johnathon Cherry had auditioned for the part of Evan, but was cast as Rory.

  • The newsreaders in the film were all actual news presenters from various local stations around Vancouver Canada, where the film was shot.

  • Aaron Douglass, who plays the Sheriff's deputy, also played cheif engineer Tyrol in the new version of cult sci-fi show "Battlestar Galactica".

  • During the scene where one of the victims gets his hand caught in the sink's waste disposal unit, the theatrical release had an additional shot of the whirring blades spinning just below his hand to heighten the tension. This scene is missing from the DVD release as it was a last minute addition to the film and the DVD's were authored from a different print that didn't have this added to it.

  • When Kimberly goes to visit Clear at the sanitarium, someone can be heard shouting "Get them off me" from one of the cells. This was a reference to "Hellbound: Hellraiser II", in which one of the inmates at the Channard institute suffers from a delusion that he is covered with bugs and keeps yelling get them off me.

  • The film makers did try using real logs for the crash sequence, but these didn't bounce properly, so they used CGI effects instead.

  • The book Tim (James Kirk) can be seen reading is the novel "Bag of Bones" by Steven King.

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