Final Destination 2 After violently disposing of plane crash survivors in 2000's clever original, the Grim Reaper sets his scythe on tidying up loose ends -- like coed… Final Destination 2 After violently disposing of plane crash survivors in 2000's clever original, the Grim Reaper sets his scythe on tidying up loose ends -- like coed…
Movie on DVD Review

Final Destination 2 (2003)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jul 22, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jul 22, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: A.J. Cook, Michael Landes and Ali Larter; Distributor: New Line Cinema

After violently disposing of plane crash survivors in 2000's clever original, the Grim Reaper sets his scythe on tidying up loose ends -- like coed Kimberly (A.J. Cook), who foresees a bloody highway pileup and blocks an on-ramp with her SUV. The death-defiers must then elude inventive executions like a flying fence. Heavy-handed (''Highway to Hell'' plays on the radio) and with corpse-stiff dialogue, the gratuitously gory frightfest shocks mostly because it still manages to scare.

EXTRAS Pop-up screens -- linking to digital secrets and more -- make the film's superfluous talking parts less tedious, and the commentary reveals a scene deemed too gross to make the final cut.

Originally posted Aug 01, 2003 Published in issue #721 Aug 01, 2003 Order article reprints
Advertisement

From Our Partners