Final Destination (2000)
#11
Pretty sure the Olivia eye-stuff is meant to be black humor.

Anyways, by far my favorite. Most original with a genius concept, easily the scariest FD movie, and I think you have a great cast and some great kills as well. Underrated.
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So either I`m making up a story for dramatic effect, or I`m the only one telling the truth in a room full of liars!
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#12
It is black humor but like...the joke wasn't that funny.
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#13
Yeah, but people seemed to be talking about laughing as if it wasn't the point Tongue

I'd say the big things that boost 1 over 5 for me are... actually, pretty much everything. It's got more consistent kills (with overall higher quality), a stronger leading duo (Alex is great, Clear is very good. Sam is likeable and Molly is excruciatingly boring), a stronger supporting cast (no duds like Nathan or Dennis. The weakest is Terry, and she still has an awesome speech; best is Carter and he beats anyone in FD5), more originality (duh), and a scarier atmosphere. 5 wins on premonition, but that's not enough for me to rank it over 1.
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So either I`m making up a story for dramatic effect, or I`m the only one telling the truth in a room full of liars!
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#14
FD1 is such a classic, I remember always being shocked it didn't get as much acclaim as Scream tho Scream is still much better imo.
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This is among one of the best slasher films of the past two decades. You can obviously tell this was meant to be an X-File episode since the detectives are so spot-on for Scully and Mulder-but that's obviously not a hinderance. Death's presence in this film is something the series lacks until 5, admittedly 5 has its fair share of problems, but that subtlety is heavily missing from the rest of the entries.

Death is actively trying to pass these deaths off as accidents or suicides and it's so damn interesting to see Death subtly influence the deaths and then vanish. Death works so well as a villain and his presence isn't diminished which adds to the suspense. The characters help too in the way they handle death; Alex wants to confront and beat death, Carter wants to have control over his time, and Clear is searching for acceptance about her father's untimely death. The way these characters interact about their mortality and Death's presence is something that's never really touched on again in the rest of the series. These characters are real and grounded. They're grieving and the guilt of having survived a freak of nature accident is creeping upon them-in the form of death.

This film also has the best premonition. We don't know who dies when and Alex and Clear are left to figure out the pattern of the deaths. This is another thing that's never touched on again outside of 2-which offers a fun reverse pattern (but ultimately doesn't make that much sense and could've been built on further...).

Final destination is a special horror movie. There's the intensity of a slasher and the themes and symbolize people search for in dramas. Final Destination is a perfect balance and gift after the messy streak of Scream-ripoffs that trailed in the 90s.
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