Final Destination

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Final Destination is a 2000 horror movie that is directed by James Wong. The film has been influenced by the 1976 film The Omen.

Tagline: No Accidents. No Coincidences. No Escapes. You Can't Cheat Death.


The movie begins with a group of teenagers on their way to a class trip to Paris. One of them, Alex, has a vision that the plane is going to explode after takeoff, and causes a commotion over it. He, along with a teacher and several students with whom he is subsequently argues, is kicked off the plane. As the group continues the dispute in the lobby of the airport, they soon witness the plane exploding right after takeoff outside.

The FBI soon investigate the circumstances of the tragedy, suspicious of Alex's "premonition" and soon suspecting that he may have had something to do with the explosion. Later, the fortunate few go on to live their spared lives, but one of them soon meets a grisly end in an accident. Shortly after, another survivor dies horribly.

Alex deduces that Death has a specific design for everyone, and Alex and the other plane survivors cheated the design once by getting off the flight. However, they are now all stuck in a new vision as Death sets out to claim them once and for all. When the cause of the plane explosion is discovered, Alex figures out that Death is targeting him and his friends in the same order that they would have died had they stayed on the plane.

With new girlfriend, the skeptical Clear, Alex decides that the only way they can thwart death once more is to figure out each new design and escape their predetermined fates again. After one of the survivors escapes his seeming inevitable end and another is immediately claimed, the remaining ones figure that they are safe if a death is intervened by someone else and the design skips ahead to the next person. Alex takes precautions when he inevitably comes to the head of the line, but must hurry when he realizes that the person next in the design is really Clear.

The film is extremely violent and gory, more-so than many of its contemporary horror counterparts (like Scream.) The film contains images like decapitations, stabbings and other related gore. The film is extremely popular, spawning two sequels called Final Destination 2 and the upcoming Final Destination 3, scheduled for release in 2006.


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