The Final Destination
Bobby Campo as Nick O'Bannon
Shantel VanSanten as Lori Milligan
Haley Webb as Janet Cunningham
Nick Zano as Hunt Wynorski
Mykelti Williamson as George Lanter
Krista Allen as Samantha Lane
Andrew Fiscella as Andy Kewzer
Justin Welborn as Carter Daniels
Stephanie Honoré as Nadia Monroy
Lara Grice as Cynthia Daniels
Jackson Walker as Jonathan Groves
The Final Destination review count is only going up tonight, as Final Destination 4 reviews were embargoed before today. Each Final Destination 4 review was held back before release, making The Final Destination 4 reviews just like that of another horror sequel, Halloween 2. But The Final Destination 4 review count is still barely larger than the body count for this third sequel, especially in 3D. Yet Final Destination 4 reviews aren't pleased with the latest brush with death, in any dimension.
Like its predecessors, The Final Destination starts with a teen getting a flash forward about him and his friends dying in a horrible accident - then getting targeted by Death itself after they survive their destined demises. The big difference in this fourth film is that the cheated death takes place at a NASCAR race, and that the remainder of the elaborate deaths are in 3D.
To end summer, Final Destination 4 opens in the same weekend as Halloween 2. In the end, The Final Destination 4 reviews are only slightly worse than Halloween 2, at least early on. But lousy Final Destination reviews are no surprise, even though the series has tried to be different from other slasher films.
When the franchise began 10 years ago, it was like a predecessor to the Saw movies, in that the Final Destination franchise had overly-elaborate, gory, Rube Goldberg-like methods of death. The difference was that the killer was Death, not a masked maniac or a dying, moralizing psychopath.
Presenting such elaborate deaths, in even more gory fashion, in the 3D format looked like a good idea for the fourth installment. But each Final Destination 4 review isn't all that impressed with the gruesome deaths in 3D, or in 2D.
Only 20 Final Destination 4 reviews are in Rotten Tomatoes thus far, with only three positive and 17 negative, for a 3.5 rating out of 10. This puts the Final Destination 4 review rating about six percentage points behind Halloween 2, which has a 21% positive review count.