FINAL DESTINATION 3 (final dead coaster) (2005 U.S.) D/W/P: JAMES WONG W/P: GLEN MORGAN P: CRAIG PERRY/WARREN ZIDE
All the FINAL DESTINATION movies begin with a major disaster in which several characters are killed being prophecised by the lead, who somehow convinces and/or whose actions result in those characters to remove themselves from circumstances that would have led to their fate. Then, Death itself tracks down each accidental survivor and has them die in inventive ways in the order that they were originally meant to go. In this entry it`s a rollercoaster crash, and the subsequent deaths are the usual unexpected gory set pieces (this series really makes clear how times have changed, and how nowadays Fulci-like splatter scenes are accepted mutiplex fodder for teens). I liked both previous entries as good junk entertainment, and (despite some formulaic fatigue showing) pretty much enjoyed this one too. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars, with Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Alexz Johnson, Amanda Crew and the voice of Tony Todd. It was shot in Vancouver (as were the first two). If they chuck a bit of variety into the mix, i could enjoy more sequels i think. (And, indeed there was...)

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