Orange Is The New Black Season 5 – 9 Deuce Discussion

Here we go again with season 5 Orange is the New Black 9 Deuce discussion.   I wrangled up some lovely ladies who were willing to spare some valuable free time to help me out with this.  You can play along at home and leave a comment with your responses to these questions.  I am Kent, and I am the only male in this discussion, so expect lots of conflicting perspectives.  I have chosen not to leave any comments.  Sometimes it’s nice for me to just shut my mouth.

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  1. Daya ended up shooting Humps, and he died eventually from it.  Do you think that Daya will remain a main character moving forward or was that their way of pushing her to the side, or possibly finishing her story overall?

Kristi: I think she will be back. I think Suzanne will mention something along the lines of the otger girls tampering wih the oxygen that ultimatley led to his demise.

Melanie:   I don’t think we have seen the last of her, but I don’t think she will play such an integral part again.

Cece: It’s definitely possible that they could be finishing her off. But, I’m not quite sure that’s the case.

Jamie:  I think they will keep her around there is still more to learn about Bennett and the baby if it ends up with pornstaches mom

Kent:  Well, we all know that I despise this character, so I am hopeful that she is more or less written out.  There may be a scene here and there with Alieda or Pornstache, but I think she is out as a main character.

 

  1.  Let’s face it, Tastee blew the deal, but may not be the one most responsible.  Who do you blame for the deal failing through?

Kristi:  I liked Tastee a lot more this episode but I do blame her for it. I get that she wants justice for Poussey but she let down the entire prision by her selfishness

Melanie:  Whoever requested the Flaming Hot Cheetos and Takis (maybe Cindy). Although it was pure comedic gold, it really showed they weren’t serious in their demands or intentions.

Cece: Honestly, I can’t really blame much of anyone. Everyone had their own way they were handling things and it was impossible to have gotten all the ladies together to get things right.

Jamie:  She should’ve taken the deal. If Caputo could truly get to her and explain why C.O. Bailey shouldn’t be charged because of the lack of training and letting Piscatella run the place. I blame crazy eyes for going her normal crazy and everyone was already riled up

Kent:  The shit system caused all sorts of pain and suffering, and that would be a simple answer.  For me, I blame Tastee, and I will elaborate.  If you are the leader of a group of any kind, you should have the best interests of the group in mind, not just your personal vendetta, or not what your friends think is cool.  Nope, you are the representative, so fucking represent.  This coming from a guy who did lots of student government and managed to piss off some friends along the way.  Tastee had everything that she could reasonably get.  There’s no bringing Poussey back, and it sounded like the hiring practices would improve, which is a bigger and better justice than getting Bayley.  This was some straight up short-sightedness.

 

  1.  In episode 9, you know the greatest episode ever, we get more of Red’s backstory.  What purpose did that story serve in relation to what was happening in the present?

Kristi:  I think it showed us just how hard it was for her. With her losing her friend and her fight for freedom. As far as the purpose, I think it was important for us to know her backstory for us to see why she was fighting so hard for her friends.  

Melanie:  She detested people in power who made people suffer when they were already suffering.

Cece: I honestly did not see it serving much of any purpose, to be honest. Maybe that she has a heart deep down?

Jamie:  she had a sense that Piscatella was there and people were Missing just like she had a sense of people coming up missing in that episode

Kent:  Lawdy, that F’N episode just made me so happy.  As a horror guy, I loved the hunting of the women, I loved the ladies being scared, the phone call with Cindy, Leanne, and Ang, and of course, Flaritza as the Shining twins.  Oh yeah, I need to answer the question.  I don’t want to steal other’s answers.  I have had a few discussions, and people have made good, valid points.  I liked seeing that part of Red’s story, but it didn’t really add to the present situation of that particular episode as much as most of the flashbacks do.  I have watched the season twice by the way, so I may be totally oblivious.

 

  1.  Name 3 characters who you found that you liked more during this season in particular.

Kristi:  Suzanne- she is a favorite of mine now. Taystee- I enjoyed seeing her backstory. I also felt for her, as I know what its like to lose a close friend. Nicky- She was never on my list of someone I liked but i felt like she stepped uo her game this season. She stayed clean and helped Red when she really needed her.  

Melanie:  Blanca, Morello, Pennsatucky

Cece:  Frieda, Alison, and Gloria.

Jamie:  Blanca, Big Boo, Gloria

Kent:  Boo, Nicky, and Piscatella or Fig..tough.  I’m cheating.

 

  1.  Name 3 characters who you were less enamored with during this season.

Kristi:  Lorna- I used to like her crazy ass but the was she did Nicky was shitty. Also not giving Suzanne her meds was f’d up. I realize it was a mental thing on her part but it still pissed me off.

Doggett- She was not her feisty self. She was too concerns for the donut dude.

Leanne- No one should be messing with Suzanne!  

Melanie:  Piper, Leanne, and Angie

Cece:  Daya, Lorna, Maria.

Jamie:  Daya, Vause, Yoga

Kent:  Maria, Red, Taystee

 

  1.  Give me your thoughts on how the Judy King plot played out during this season.

Kristi:  Honestly, I could have done without it all. She really wasn’t that relevant to me and the whole dog leash slave thing was pretty freaking ridiculous.

Melanie:  Cowardly, but I was shocked Tastee let her go.

Cece: I thought the part where they were sort of torturing her and using her was cool but like she shouldn’t have gotten off that easily. She deserves to realize what she could be going through and use that power to bring good to the ladies of Litchfield.

Jamie:  I loved when she went on the talk show like she was gonna own it and got served!

Kent:  I honestly hope we don’t see her anymore.  Her story really never helped the show, at any point, in my opinion.  I’m very sour on her.  The stuff that Cindy was saying though was making me laugh, so there was that.

 

  1.  Did anybody find it odd that the black girls were the ones with the most power, especially in regards to negotiations, but is by far, the least represented on the show as far as number of characters?

Kristi:  Not at all. I think it was just their time to be in the spotlight.

Melanie:  Not really

Cece: This is interesting. Those ladies are by far my favorite group of people, as they are super empowering and also fight for what’s right. I do believe they need more allies.

Jamie:  I didn’t find it odd at all Tasty has a presence like no other and people listen.

Kent:  Of course I found it silly.  The Latinas had the gun.  They should have been running the negotiations.  I know it’s a show and it created a good story arc for the black girls, but if we’re being real here, it lacked a semblance of reality.  You don’t put somebody in charge of negotiations when they are that emotionally invested.  If anything, I wished they would have revisited the idea of the heads of each group come together as they did briefly in season 4.  It would have made way more sense and then maybe Red would have had a good season.  

 

  1.  Was this season trying to make a statement about cell phones?

Kristi:  Perhaps. The part when the Maritza was saying how she couldn’t deal without it now and how they were on the damn thing the whole episode certainly shows how dependant we have become to them.

Melanie:  Cell phones calmed most of the group down. I think they were trying to highlight our dependance on technology as a whole.

Cece: I don’t see it that way. They handled 2017 exactly how it is in the real world.

Jamie:  I think it showed very realistically how people react to anything they make a meme out of it and like to follow silly YouTube vlogs

Kent:  Obviously I think it was making a statement about how phones take you out of the real world and place you in a virtual reality of sorts.  On top of that, the dependence on them.  Think about it, if you go out to eat with somebody and they go to the bathroom, what’s the first thing you do?  Grab your damn phone.  I know there are many ways to look at it, but I hope it highlighted how obsessive we are with our phones.  Hopefully you are reading this blog on your phone.

 

  1.  Give me your thoughts on the final episode, especially the final minutes, and tell me where you think the show will pick up next season.  Yes, this is intended for a longer response.

Kristi:  I was super happy to see Piscatella die. I thought it was pretty dumb of the girls to sit in the pool though. They were obviously going to be found eventually and hiding out is just going to make it worse. I have a feeling the girls will somehow be to blame for Piscatella’s death. Like they resisted and he was an innocent bystander or some crap. I’m thinking it may start out from where it ended. At least a short flashback to it anyway. 

Melanie:   I think they will show how everyone is coping with being in their new placements. I think the opening scene will be Morello in labor, handcuffed to the bed with her husband on one side and Nicky on the other.

Cece:  I honestly have no idea. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I hope, they’ll not all separate and have us jumping around to different prisons. I’d hope Judy King realizes she’s a cunt and donates money to fix things.

Jamie:  If they are planning on sending them to different places there is gonna be a lot of jumping around next season I think they will eventually be back together.  I love how the ladies came together and stood hand in hand. Hoping they all make it out alive

Kent:  I was dismayed to see Piscatella go down.  I know that it was one of the many inevitable things to have happened.  I still feel that they could have attempted to redeem his character after making him so cartoony.  It was also convenient how 8 of the 10 main characters were all together at the end.  Once again, cartoony.  I liked the final episode a lot with all of that negativity out of the way.  I liked seeing the guards regain control.  It was about damn time.  Yes, it’s a comedy, but still, the riot went on for way too long.  I am sad and happy simultaneously to see Maritza and Flacca separated.  They are a great duo, but their characters are funny enough that they will obviously be paired off with somebody else, and the “odd couple” setting could prove really funny.  I fear that we are going to be stuck getting introduced to another 30-40 characters and quite frankly, my brain and memory can’t retain all of that new info.  We have enough girl’s whose backstory should be told.  Also, I’m curious how hard some of them are sentenced for their roles.  It seems like a convenient way to elongate Piper’s sentence, which I assume is the basis for how long the show lasts.  Finally, I really hope we get the old guards back.  I think Litchfield will get cleaned up by the end of the season and one of the things will be that we see our old guards back, minus Pornstache and Healy.

 

Bonus Deuce Deuce

 

  1.  Name a character or two whose backstory you wish to see that we haven’t had an opportunity to see yet.

Kristi:  I’d like to see more on Suzanne and Boo  

Melanie:   I can’t think of one.

Cece:  Zirconia

Jamie:  I want more of Frieda’s story!  Angie, Gina, and Anitas

Kent:  Angie, any of the white supremacists, especially the one with the giant tits, Boo, and the funny Latina chicks who were guarding the guards.

 

  1.  What will happen with Penn and Doughnuts?  What will happen with Bayley?

Kristi:  I think he will, reluctantly, turn her in. I think Bayley will probably end up killing himself.  

Melanie:  Penn and Doughnuts will live happily ever after in another state somewhere. Bayley will be committed somewhere.

Cece: Penn and Doughnuts, well, they just really don’t need to be together, but I suppose they’ll be found eventually. Bayley, I feel will run away and continuously try to keep running from his problems.

Jamie:  I think she will be found I’m more interested in following Chang.  Bayley will either kill himself, end up in prison, or keep trying to apologize to try and feel better

Kent:  I can see Penn actually turning herself in after a conversation with Doughnuts, and maybe she will even say that he captured her so he gets a promotion.  I don’t really care about Bayley’s story because how much more suffering do we have to see him go through?  I imagine he gets turned in and maybe we see some courtroom drama play out.

 

  1.  Piper and Alex are now engaged.  Did you find them more or less annoying this season?

Kristi:  Less annoying. They weren’t on as much so that was helpful.  

Melanie:  I missed it. More annoying as I fast forwarded through their scenes.

Cece:  Surprisingly, less. But still top of the list under the meth heads.

Jamie:  who cares!  Still find Piper annoying and Vause got on my nerves this season

Kent:  Less annoying for me and I feel a positive step towards trying to redeem both characters.  They have a lot of work to do, or they can give them less scenes.  Still, a huge improvement over seasons 3 and 4.

 

  1.  Was this season a success in your opinion?

Kristi:  It was just ok for me. I enjoyed parts of it but feel like it could have been stripped down to like 5 episodes without losing too much of the storyline.  

Melanie:  No but my personal feelings may have kept me from enjoying it.

Cece:  Yes.

Jamie:  I enjoyed it

Kent:  For me, it was a comeback season.  The show regained the humor that it had lost in season 3 and 4.  Yes, it was outlandish, and at times took me out of the show a bit.  Like, we wouldn’t really be happy if a prison riot happened, and it sure as hell wouldn’t have lasted that long on the premise of just one gun.  That was absurd.  Still, bring laughs back is always a win for a show that I loved because it made me laugh.  They eased up a bit on the list of agendas that season 4 pounded down our throats.

 

Final thoughts:  This is where you can leave any thoughts about the show or this blog.  Obviously I wasn’t able to cover every single angle of the show, so this is your time to sound off if you wish to.

Melanie:  I had a hard time watching this season.Very serious. A far cry from season 1.

Cece:  Fuck Piscatella.

Jamie:  why do we have to wait a year for the next season

 Kent:  I fear that season 6 will be a bad one and perhaps may start to not care as much about the show.  With that being said, I’m looking forward to the season after that because I think it will be more back to normal.  The key to this show is putting the girls in situation where they can be funny.  Making shit too serious kills off possibilities.  I think it’s going to be hard to get into a groove as we are going to have to meet so many new characters and integrate them in.  Season 6 will be more about building and establishing so we will miss out on good stuff.  Also, how many backstories are we going to get where we are supposed to sympathize with the criminal?  

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Threesome (1994)

I have seen this once or twice, when it came out.  It has a solid cast made up of Stephen Baldwin (Stuart), Josh Charles (Eddy), and Lara Flynn Boyle (Alex).  It also has Alexis Arquette and this came out the same year as Pulp Fiction which he/she was in at the time.  Sorry, I don’t really know the proper way to handle it, BUT Alexis was in quite a few things that I did enjoy and she was awesome at the end of the day.  I really enjoyed Josh in a TV show called Sports Night.  I miss that show.

The plot is simple…..hello tittties!  So we get Stuart and Eddy as dorm roommates, until one day Alex ends up in their room as well, who happens to be a chick.  Let the craziness ensue.  Stuart wants to mack on Alex, but she ends up hitting it off more with Alex.  Stuart is obviously pissed.  15 minutes in and Alex wants to fuck Eddy, but he doesn’t want to, so they don’t.  Stuart lets him know that he blew it in no uncertain terms.

I am guessing that as a 14 year old watching this, I am assuming that I must have jerked off to this film.  Seems reasonable.  Stuart is far more into Alex and Eddy having sex, and then we learn that Eddy has a thing for Stuart.  Uh oh.  Stuart got close with her in the library, but blew it.  Why is everybody so cartoonishly aggressive in this?  So by now, you get the 3 way dichotomy of everything where everybody likes somebody else.  “You ever buttfuck anybody?”  Hahaha, this conversation is fantastic.  Alex proposes that they all stay friends, no sex, and of course Stuart ask if blowjobs count.

Alex eventually fucks everything up, surprise surprise, a chick fucks things up, when she brings back Larry.  The boys get jealous, and then Larry gets no lovin’.  These guys are totally disrespectful of their neighbors.  Now Stuart is trying to get a “slice of hair pie”.  These guys are just total assholes to everyone.  Naturally they try hooking Eddy up with Alexis, who is named Richard.  That goes poorly and Eddy gets freaked out.  They go skiny dipping, but why did the dudes leave their shoes on?  I don’t get it.  They get out and it’s going down for real.  Of course some kids and a priest walk by and ruin it.  They eat a ton of pizza in this, and I totally approve.  She thinks that she is fat…..like a jackass.

Haha, Stuart calls her out for being self destructive, and she calls him out for being a closet heterosexual.  That was fun.  Yup, she’s in hysterics.  Baldwin, smack her.  Or mount her.  That works!  Yeah, he hit that from the backside.  Awesome.  This is what my string of films was missing.  Stuart left his class and just goes and mounts Alex.  Way to go Stuart!  “Sex is like pizza.  Even if it’s bad, it’s good.”  Wow, great line!  Eddy told Stuart that it was a lousy lay and everybody has promised not to tell everybody else, and of course Stuart tells Alex about it, and she flips out…..typical female.  Eddy tells Alex that he thinks Stuart is into dudes.  Eddy has gotten Stuart drunk. I don’t like where this is going.  Eddy goes for it and Stu shuts that shit down.  Stuart just revealed that Alex and him fuck daily, and Eddy is a saaaad panda.  Stuart falls and cuts himself and Eddy has ran off.  With like 5 minutes left, they come to the consensus that she wants to fuck both guys.  Good shit right there.  Well, I mean, it gets gay at a couple of points, maybe this is why I never owned this film.  That made my outtie more of an innie.  Boo.  Oh, and she thinks that she is pregnant.    Eddy is kinda being a whiny bitch about this whole ordeal.  Stuart just tried cutting his dick off after talking to a Jesus candle.  In the end, Alex moves to an apartment, Stuart gets a different dorm, and Eddy just got himself a single room.

End Film

Oddly enough, this movie held up really well, especially given the subject matter.  The acting was good, but the crux of this is the odd tale.  They could have went way too serious, or over the top, but they held a firm middle ground.  It never got boring.  It kept building and building.  The ending was somewhat satisfactory, which is rare in these types of films.  Overall, I would say that men and probably women can enjoy this film.  It was funny when it needed to be.  I’m giving it a 6.9.

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#305 Final Destination 5 (2011)

As of right now, this is the last of the franchise. Give it time and there will be a 6th or a reboot because Hollywood is just the worst currently. It makes me sad. I hope this is an improvement over the last 1 or 2 of the films. Fingers crossed. This brings Tony Todd back into the fold. I see Emma Bell’s name on here, and she was in the horror film “Frozen” and was Andrea’s sister in the first season of the Walking Dead. Then to round things out, David Koechner is here as well, and I love that dude. Good start!

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Start Film

We start off with Sam, who is lousy at his job in sales. His chick is named Molly, and she cancelled a trip for them, and she is breaking up with him. Peter is Sam’s boss, and Candice is his chick. She’s cute. Who is this hooker?Olivia is her name, and her dude says that she has a Lisa Loeb look to her, and yeah, she is a treat. Isaac is a dude who has been friend zoned by Molly. Peter suggests that Sam just apologize, for what, he don’t know. Koechner is the boss, Dennis. Dennis doesn’t know Sam’s name, or he just likes to fuck with him. Either way, I like it. Nathan is another guy that is joining this crew, but he was dealing with this asshole union rep, Roy. As Sam goes to get on the bus, he notices the “Watch Your Step” sign, and now they are heading to bridge construction. Awesome. We find out that Candice is superstitious. A logging truck passes the bus. They finally make it to the bus, and Sam is all observant. When do we get to the “it was all just a dream” part? I assume it’s about here that the premonition starts. He gets a cut on his thumb, and “Dust In the Wind” plays on the radio, and not John Denver. The bridge is a rockin.  The cement is cracking all over. A car just fell in. Bye Candice as she’s impaled on a sailboat. Isaac is at the back of the bus and it’s tipping and it’s falling, see ya Isaac.  Olivia has fallen, and lost her glasses. There’s only a beam to walk across now over about 20 feet. Molly makes it and Sam helps Olivia get on the beam. She is reaching out to Molly, but the beam tilts, and then she falls, and a car lands on her. Nathan just got got by a cable. There’s Sam, Dennis and Molly I believe, Dennis is hanging off the edge and some hot tar just covered him, so bye Dennis. Peter is still alive, and he makes the jump with Sam, but are hanging on some railing perilously. Some rebar just came down and impaled the hell out of Peter. Sam then gets sliced in half. And he wakes up and cuts his thumb again. Dust in the Wind again, and so he panics and says that everybody needs to get off the bus, and Dennis says to relax. Molly and Nathan follow. Dennis insists that Peter get them back due to liability, and Candice follows Peter. Olivia, Isaac, and Dennis all get off as well and the concrete is cracking, as was predicted. He saved everyone, and of course the old “How did you know?”

Agent Block is questioning Sam about this. Then he questions others about Sam. Forensics came back blaming the bridge collapse on high winds. 17 other Presage employees apparently died on the bridge. They all show up at the memorial service. Everybody is asking Sam how it happened. Dennis is giving a eulogy and included Isaac’s name, haha. Dennis is great. As they go to leave, Bludworth is there and tells Sam and Peter that Death doesn’t like being cheated. Tony Todd is a national treasure damnit! Sam is working at a restaurant, he cooks. Sam visits Molly, and invites himself in basically. The tea kettle goes off, lights are flickering, and Sam sees an old pic of him and her. They talk about how Sam is supposed to go to Paris for a job, but she doesn’t want to go and encourages him to chase his dream. Peter visits Candice at some gymnastics practice for college. The music is ominous.  The AC is not working well and one of the uneven bars is awfully loose. Fans are getting plugged in. Candice we know is the first to die. Water is starting to drop from the AC that is just starting to work, and one of the fan cages is coming loose. Candice  is on the balance beam, and there is a screw on the beam, but she kept missing it. The water is landing on the cord and looks like a spark, but she drops a towel unknowingly on it. Candice is now on the ad uneven bar. The bolt is almost out of the bar. This one girl is on the beam with the screw, she falls, knocks over the powder into the fan, blinds Candice and she lands and just snaps in half. That was gruesome.

Sam checks in on Peter. Isaac will be next. Sam sees Bludworth in the distance in the gym, but then he’s gone. Sam and Molly are at work, and Olivia says that she’s surprised more gymnasts don’t die like that. Dennis is dealing with extra responsibilities, and Isaac is at Debbie’s desk and then Robert’s and he’s going through everybody’s shit, stealing whatever, and he cuts his finger. Nathan comes up, and he has beer, Peter has a bottle of booze, and Isaac has left to spend the gift certificate at the spa. There is some gorgeous Asian lady at the front desk. Isaac is such a dorky dude who tries to be a creepy player. He wants an erotic massage, but then backpedals, and wants it to be happy. This guy is awesome. She gets him laid down and prepped so he can be serviced. And of course it ends up being the experienced old lady who can’t speak English. Hahaha. She is trying to align his back in a painful manner, and the table may not hold up. Olivia gets a call, and she breaks a picture frame where the glass shatter over her face. Peter is all pissy about Candice’s death, and Dennis calls Agent Block. Dennis wants to have code names, ha. Block is at the gym/crime scene. Isaac is still getting worked over. Time for acupuncture. Oh good lord, so many pins in him. His phone is vibrating, so she sets it on a desk by a candle and she tells him to sleep for 30 minutes. She turns the light down and all the candles are blowing weird, and now there’s a fire started in there. He rolls off the table, lands on all of those needles, and alcohol has leaked. He is just wrecked. So many bent pins in his flesh. His phone vibrates the candle and it sets the alcohol on fire, but it doesn’t reach him, but the Buddha statue falls on his head and he dead. Olivia is next.

At the spa, Sam, Molly, Peter and Nathan show up, and there’s Bludworth and Sam asks him why he is there, and Bludworth plays coy. He explains that he has seen this before, and then the lucky few who survive, they get taken out one by one. He explains that they shortened death. He explains that a life has to be lost basically to fix this. Sam says that Molly is safe, as she didn’t die in the vision. Peter is just being a dick. Peter wants to kill people to replace him on Death’s list. Nathan ain’t having it. Olivia is at a laser eye surgery place. She is very nervous and shaky. He secures her head in a vice of sort. He numbs her eye and then attaches the thing that keeps the eye lids open. She is squeezing the hell out of the teddy bear and pops his eye off. He needs more paperwork so he leaves her. There was a cup on the water dispenser, it falls on the electrical outlet nearby and causes the laser control to start heating up and it takes out one eye. She is stuck in the vice, burns her hand all to hell, and she gets up. Sam, Molly and the doctor hear screams and she slips on the bear’s eye, falls out the window, lands on the hood of a car, and dies, and her eyeball fell out for good measure. Nathan is next.

Agent Block is questioning Sam and Molly, and Sam tells him about their theory. Sam is starting to piece together the order of deaths, finally. Nathan is at work watching all the men in the warehouse, and he needs to talk to Roy. Nathan sees a hook about to fall and is trying to save Roy, but he gets the hook through his head, and he dead.  Dennis tells Peter that they are getting shut down, and Peter mentions Isaac and Dennis thought that Isaac was already dead. Haha. Dennis calls Agent Block, saying that Pete sounded kind of threatening. Pete accuses Nathan of killing Roy to avoid Death. Nathan admits that he may have. Dennis would be next. Dennis comes down to see what the hell happened and he got a huge wrench flung into his head and he’s dead. So we have Peter then Sam per the premonition. Sam goes to work in the kitchen of the restaurant.

Sam is a little spooked by all the sharp objects blades and whatnot. He approaches his head chef about the Paris apprenticeship, and it’s his for the taking.  Sam makes Molly something.  Damn, Molly looking good here with the red lipstick. The restaurant is closed, and Peter shows up looking shook up. I trust him.  Oh, the candles just danced a bit. Pete is questioning whether he could kill a stranger to save his own life, and so he went for a walk last night. He had numerous opportunities. But he didn’t do it, he couldn’t kill somebody who didn’t deserve to die. Then he thought about all these other people that didn’t deserve to.  But if nobody deserves to die, then why does Molly deserve to live, and he pulls out a gun and Sam buys her time. Agent Block is there on the scene. Pete fires towards Sam, but he’s really after Molly. Sam almost has a knife fall on him. Pete turns on all the stoves and the deep fryer stuff. Block finds Molly, asks what’s happening, and Peter shoots Block. Peter says that it’s now after Sam’s life. Pete can’t just leave after she witnessed the murder. Sam is up and now we have the big brawl. I doubt that Block is dead. These 2 wrestle, and a gun is on the stove. So that’s something. Pete gets the upper hand, so Molly intervenes as well. And Sam impales Peter from behind. Yeah, that didn’t sound inappropriate.  The gun goes off, but Sam and Molly are fine, and they hug.

Two Weeks Later

Sam and Molly are on a plane.  Hahaha, YES, they did it. Sam sees the fight between Alex and Carter from the original, because they were going to Paris too. So they are on Flight 180. Sam puts on some headphones, and hears “Dust In The Wind” and he cuts his thumb. We watch as the plan starts to break down and go into complete shit storm. Molly is being pulled out and Sam hangs out as long as possible, but she is sliced in half, and he gets burned up. Nathan is at a bar, and a coworker explains that Roy had a brain that was hemorrhaging and was going to kill Roy any day. Then the bar’s ceiling gives out and crushes Nathan.

End Film – I love the credits showing all of the franchise’s deaths. The final shot was of Bludworth.

Final Thoughts – This one was really good. This one really surprised me. I like it a lot. The kills were fine, nothing pissed me off. The only throwaway death happened to Dennis, but that was perfect for his character. Some were gruesome like Candice, and others were just well executed like Isaac and Olivia’s. The absolute best part was that they kept saying Paris, and for me, it wasn’t just the Paris thing that gave me hope that this would come full circle. It was more to do with how they never directly talked about any of the past people specifically, which is always a Final Destination trademark. From the moment that Molly agreed to go to Paris, I would have bet anything that this was going to happen, and yet, I’m such a pessimist, I still don’t buy into my logic, so I was still pleasantly surprised to be correct. I have to say, I didn’t like Molly’s character. I know Emma is a very capable actress, so I think it was more the character needed something else to help stand out and make her more 3 dimensional. This one also had plenty of solid one liners. The first one had them, but they got less and less funny as the franchise grew. This brought it back. Maybe it’s a case of severely lowered expectations, but I found this comparable, and in some ways, better, than part 2. Also, the whole bridge thing was my favorite premonition since part 2, and bridges just freak me out a bit, especially after seeing Mothman Prophecies.

Final Score – 6.5 because it did plenty of things very well for a horror flick. Yes, I think this is better than part 2.

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#302 Final Destination 2 (2003)

I honestly don’t recall this film, but I know that I have seen it. Will it be just another shit sequel, or will it be halfway decent? It’s only 0.3 less on IMDB’s rating scale, so that’s encouraging.  Clear returns as does Bludworth.

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This takes place a year after the first one apparently. We hear a talk show interview about how the survivors cheated death. This is done for those who haven’t seen the first one, you are immediately caught up. Hey, there’s a VCR! I remember when that was like the only clock most people had in their bedrooms. Yeah, I’m old. So what?  Our main chick this time is Kimberly, and she has some irritating friend who I immediately want killed. So it is Kim, Shaina, Dano (the dude with weed), and Frankie, and they are on their way to Daytona. An old lady who is homeless, wants cans, and drops some.  While driving past a school bus, Kim hears the people on the bus chanting “pile up”. Heyyy, Highway to Hell was playing briefly, but she changed it. Fucking hell. Kim’s car is leaking transmission fluid. A biker chick just flashed her tits briefly. They are followed by a cop, so they tell Dano to get rid of the joint that he’s smoking, so he flips it onto the car next to them, and that vehicle has dry leaves on the wiper blades, so that is not good, but nothing seems to be fucked.  Kim wants to pull off at a rest station as the servince engine light came on. There’s a big truck hauling wood, a pregnant lady, a biker driving erratically, a truck driver drinking beer. Ugh. They go past a little boy who keeps ramming 2 vehicles into each other, and then some white dude listening to hip hop, and various other people. You get the idea.  The cop’s coffee spills on his lap, and he’s behind the wood truck. The wood comes loose, takes out the cop. The fast biker starts sliding to avoid shit. The cocaine guy is trying to avoid him, but both get killed in various ways. Pregnant lady got it. Beer drinker, and mom got it. Kim’s vehicle finally take a tumble, and speed car guy gets exploded. This is every bit of a clusterfuck as you’d expect. Basically everybody died, but it was a day dream. The old lady with cans shows up, then the school bus passes. She starts flipping out saying that there will be a big crash. Nobody is buying her story, but hey, Highway to Hell again. Do we get to see tits again? Kim blocks traffic, and the cop sees this and approaches Kim. Dano is flipping out about his weed. She explains that there will be a big pile up, so he asks her to get out of the vehicle, and everybody is pissed and impatient. Kim then sees the lumber truck, and is flipping out, and the cop tells her to calm down, and there’s accident and pile up. Pregnant lady, mom, biker, cocaine guy, and speed racer all are saved. Another truck swipes everybody in Kim’s vehicle, but the cop saved her. Now that we’ve established that, we have a plot.

At the cops station, a lot of people are there for questioning. One officer asks Kim to go over what happened. Fuck, 17 minutes in, and she has to describe what we just saw. She talks about Alex having a premonition, and how she had something similar. The biker, who’s this awesome black dude with a great voice, explains what happened to the survivors of Flight 180 or whatever it is. Oh, Clear is in a mental institution in Stonybrook. I know that I am simply here for the kills, but I don’t like anybody yet in this film, aside from the biker and Clear. Ugh, Kim tells her dad that she has a really bad feeling, and it’s not over yet. We have about an hour left, and by my calculations, 6-8 people to kill. So maybe this can pick back up for me.

Speed Racer walks up the stairs, down a hallway, almost falls, but doesn’t, because that’s how this movie rolls. This guy has a lot of Corona, and is a sloppy cook. He tosses his old spaghetti out the window.  He sprays out cooking oil. A magnet falls into his Chinese, which he just put in the microwave. Apparently his name is Evan, and he won the lottery, and a bunch of chicks call him because he’s got money. The Microwave scares him, he drops his new ring down the sink. The microwave is sparking, and his hand is stuck in the sink.  Now his pan is flaming. He tries to put out the flame from afar, , but he just sets more stuff on fire. I have seen porns like this, where a hand gets stuck in the sink. They are all hilariously bad. He frees himself, uses the fire extinguisher, but it runs out. He heads towards his windows, but they close. He breaks out of the window and is on the fire escape. His apartment explodes. He keeps climbing, but the ladder is stuck, but it lowers. He takes a step, slips on the spaghetti that he threw out, lads on some glass, fire ladder drops, but gets stuck, and then it drops and goes through his eye socket. And there we go.

The cop is looking up how every person died from the first one, and Alex got killed by a falling brick, come to find out.  Why Alex wasn’t brought back, I do not know. Update: Come to find out that contract negoitions didn’t go well.  The new survivors are now seeing stuff on the news, including Evan’s death. I know the mom and son’s names are Nora and Tim. We see Tim reading Stephen King’s “Bag of Bones” for those who are interested. Tim’s got a sweet bedroom at the very least. At night, Kim sees tree branches that look like hands coming after her. Kim looks up directions to Stonybrook. This is the same institution as was used in Halloween Resurrection.

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So Kim visits Clear, and isn’t allowed to bring in anything that is possibly harmful. It’s a hell of a list. Clear is in room 109.  She has a nice padded room at least.  We see a ton of newspaper clippings on Clear’s wall. Clear doesn’t want Kim to come close to her, she is not trusting. Clear explains death’s list and the order and all of the same old shit. Because the officer intervened, Kim is now last in line. Kim says that he friends died last, so this is messing with what Clear knows and understands. Clear warns Kim to watch out for the signs, in your face, irony stuff. Don’t ignore it. Clear gives Kim the boot. Kim calls Clear a coward and selfish for not helping others. Nope, she’s just smart. The officer visits Kim, and the survivors are meeting at his apartment tonight. Kim sees pigeons in a reflection and is concerned for Nora and Tim. I am not. Clear looks like she is ready to leave the asylum.

Tim is at the dentist’s office, and there is this hot Asian chick. That’s cool, and a sweet fish tank.  The fish tank motor is leaking water, near an outlet. A pigeon attacks a window. Chick’s name is Jean. Tim is going to get some nitrous, that’s cool. A pigeon has broken through in the waiting room.  Tim is left alone and a bird figurine falls into his mouth and he is too groggy to get it out, but Jean saves him. The rest of the visit goes fine. Kim and Officer Burke show up screaming about pigeons. Tim is seeing a bunch of pigeons, so he scares them, they scatter, startle a construction worker, and a huge plane of glass falls on to Tim. Yeah. The death did look cool at least.  Kim is finally believing, and she gets home, and there’s Clear. Clear brings them to Bludworth (Tony Todd). Yay!

There he is. He’s been expecting Clear.  He tells her that you can’t cheat death. She is insistent that they can beat the design. “Only new life can defeat death.” Basically for every death, there is life and so on. He tells Kim to follow the signs. Great scene. At a gas station, a guy says “Beeyotch”. I haven’t heard that term in a fortnight. Kim sees a premonition of a white van and crashing into a lake and drowns. That’s great. So they talk about the pregnant lady…duh.  Time to find this bitch. Her name is Isabella Hudson.

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All of the survivors meet up at Burke’s. Kim is handing out phones to contact people when she gets her visions. Eugene is the biker’s name, and he finds all of this to be bullshit. This sets off a series of follies that almost kills Clear inside the place. It was a fun, silly thing. Rory is cocaine guy, and Kat is the business lady who is easy on the eyes. They are deathproofing the house. Nora is ok with dying as her husband died 4 years ago, and now Tim. Tim was supposed to be younger, but they studio execs didn’t want to kill a 9 year old. Amateurs. Eugene and Nora are going to leave. Rory almost gets it via things in closet coming nown on him. He sees a vision of a man with hooks, and both Nora and Eugene are in an elevator with a guy who has a box of hooks, and he likes sniffing Nora’s hair. Ha. Burke calls Nora, but she can’t really hear him.  A hook gets attached to her hair, so she is freaking out and when the elevator stops, she tries to exit, but we know the door closes hard, and now her head is stuck in the doors and the elevator is rising. Clear and Kat try to save her, but she loses her head over it. The Cryptkeeper would have enjoyed that. Eugene is seething and pulls a gun on the survivors now. Rory just said chillax.  Eugene tries to shoot himself in the head, but the gun won’t fire. The gun was in fact loaded, and it wasn’t his turn to die. Time to find Isabella.

Since Isabella is supposed to drive into a lake, she is unable as she is in police protective custody. Isabella’s water just broke. The officer is panicking. She insists that he gets her to a hospital. She suggests that they take her van. Eugene says that this wasn’t the first time that he cheated death.  So now everybody has a story. Burke has a story, and now Kat has one. She was on the bus that killed Terry from the first film. Rory was in Paris when Carter got it. Eugene replaced Val Lewton.  Burke was at the train after Billy’s death. Wow, really guys? Kim’s story is about seeing a news report on Tod. So there we have it. Everybody avoided death due to the survivors from part one, all part of the plan. So had they not got off flight 180, all of our current survivors would be dead, get it? Good, because we must beat a dead horse. As the officer with Isabella approaches the Survivors in in the SUV, a tire explodes, and Eugene is hurt. Officer Adams calls in the accident, but has to get her to the hospital. Eugene’s lung is fucked. Kat is still pinned inside due to a tree limb. The ambulance shows up for Eugene. Rory just saves this one kid’s life.  A news van shows up, hits a jagged rock, punctures the gas tank, and gas is now leaking, down a drain or pipe. Rory gives his keys and wallet to Kim to get rid of the drugs and porn so that it doesn’t break his mom’s heart. While trying to free Kat, this rescuer triggers the airbag, and her head gets implaed on a pipe. The gas leak causes an explosion that sends a piece of fence at Rory, and slices him into pieces. Clear, Kat, Burke, and Isabella are the remaining survivors. Kim just had a vision in a hospital, with a nurse/doctor named Kalarjian, trying to kill Isabella.

Eugene is still alive, so that’s good.  The room’s door closes. Vents are closing, the bed is moving, and the oxygen tank tubes are coming undone. A little silly. They need to do a C Section, and call up the doctor from Kim’s vision. The plug is slowly getting pulled from the wall. Bruke and Kim are trying to find Isabella, and Clear is looking for Eugene. His buzzer is out of reach. Uh oh. The umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s throat. Burke stops Dr. Kalarjian. The baby survives and is born. As Eugene is choking, the emergency battery kicks out to save his life. Kim and Burke are super pumped.  They think it’s over. Kim now she sees a premonition about Isabella never supposed to be dying and sees the water, and there’s bloody hands. Clear is looking for Eugene. Clear opens his door, and because all of that oxygen was leaking and the vents were sealed, once the machine was unplugged, it caused a spark, and Eugene and Clear got roasted in a fiery explosion, and Kim and Burke just barely survived.  Kim’s hands are bloody, and she sees the machine from her vision, and now the lake, the white van, it’s all coming together. She decides that she has to die in order to save them. She tells Burke to get Kalarjian. Burke tries to follow, but the door seals so he can’t follow fast enough. She steals an ambulance and drives into the lake. Yeah. Burke is running, dives in the lake and is going for the rescue. He finds her and the van, but the door won’t open. Burke is trying to break the glass.  She decides to just close her eyes, but he is trying to break that window.  We are treated to like a recap of the film with Kalarjian trying to resuscitate Kim, in her wet bra. OK, they held out, but some eye candy. Burke says that thanks to her, they cheated death. That must be a push up bra because laying down, her tits look huge.

Now we are at a cookout with the family where the explosion happened, where Kat and Rory died. The boy Brian, he talks about how Burke saved his life. And Brian goes to check on the grill, and he explodes.

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End Film

Final Thoughts – This wasn’t a bad movie.  There are cheesy elements to it, but this is horror, so you can’t be too self righteous about certain things. They did at least tie things back to the previous one, and I kinda insulted that, but it was the right call, and I applaud them, despite me finding it silly. Most of the things here made sense given the premise, and everything tied together at the end. I didn’t really like Kim as a lead, and Burke was only adequate. Eugene would have been better as a lead. That’s where I have to really deduct some points, the characters weren’t all that fun. They aren’t going to be crafted incredibly well, but I want to like people before they die, or loathe them. I don’t want to feel indifferent. At least with the first film, I liked a lot of the main characters, or was excited about their impending death. The elevator death was my favorite.

Rating – 6.2 as it was an honest effort, and I enjoyed various chunks of it, and I would watch it again.

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#301 Final Destination (2000)

I remember when this was a shiny, brand new concept, and people were dumb and afraid to get on a plane after this. Then they made another, and another, and ended up with 5 total in the Franchise. I haven’t seen every last one, but that ends now. On the plus side, Tony Todd is involved.  Ali Larter has done some cool shit, including this, House on Haunted Hill, and some of the latter Resident Evil movies, so that’s a plus. We also get Sean William Scott, so there are people that you are probably familiar with. James Wong directed this, and he has been working on AHS lately, so that’s cool.

Start Film

We meet Alex, and his parents. He is due to go on a senior class trip to Paris for 10 days. Mom rips off this tag on his bag, and it was an allusion to a plane crashing. Yes, they are very, VERY in your face about it early on.  Whoever the teacher is, she’s too hot to be a high school teacher (Valerie Lewton). Those boys would never concentrate. Alex keeps seeing weird things. This one dude, Tod, has a brilliant idea, take a shit before they get on board. I concur with that idea for a long flight. Oh, there’s a thunderstorm, and Alex is concerned about this. They get on the plane, and there’s a crying baby, so that is seen as a good sign. The 2 hot chicks want to sit next to each other, and Tod wants one to himself, but Alex fucks that up. Clear Rivers (Ali) is not the hot chick apparently. The plane is moving, Alex is not doing well. Very nervous.  Hitchcock is eating Whoppers, so jealous right now. Some turbulence is occurring. OK, stronger turbulence, masks are dropping. Panic as set in, and there are sparks, the plane has burst open, and seats and people are flying, as are the whoppers.  We have a fiery explosion, and it was a dream. Alex gets woke up by the hot chicks asking for his seat and he checks on something, and it’s just like the dream, so he begins flipping out. Carter punches Alex, so him, his woman, Alex, Clear, Val, and Hitchcock are all escorted back to the terminal.  Tod checks on Alex. Hot teacher talks the male teacher to get back on the plane, and our group will have to catch the next flight. They watch as the plane goes to leave while Alex explains to Val what he dreamed about. Another fight, and the plane explodes. What a TWEEST! Yup Carter, Alex saved your bitch ass.  Terry is Carter’s chick’s name, and she is pretty.

Agent Weine and Schreck from the FBI are there to ask questions. They are unclear about how Alex knew. Valerie is living with some guilt. The families show up, and everybody is all hugging, except for Clear, who has no family showing up, so she gets a ride home from Alex’s folks. How is she not the hot chick again? Fucking movie logic!

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All 287 passengers are feared dead. Imagine if this movie came out the following year. It simply wouldn’t have after 9/11, so that’s timing. Alex watches the lightning outside. Now we are at the memorial for the students and teachers. This is every bit as lame as you would speculate it to be. Carter is talking shit to Alex as they are up by the memorial statue, because there’s always one.  Carter is never going to die according to him, FACT. Billy Hitchcock asks Alex if he’s going to die young because of his driving instructor. Tod’s parents don’t like Alex, because that makes sense, granted Todd’s brother, George was on the plane, so I don’t know, splitting hairs. Clear gives Alex a flower to thank him.

At home, Todd is in the bathroom, windows are opened and now closed, the door closes, and the pipe to the toilet starts dripping as he takes a seat. Alex decides he is gonna check out a Penthouse. Good call. Todd is now shaving, and cuts himself as the water leaks closer and closer to where he’s standing. He goes and plugs in a small boombox, with Rocky Mountain High playing, then immediately unplugs it and walks away from the water. An owl scares Alex, causes him to throw up his reading material, the fan shreds it, and a piece of it lands on his lap, and it says “Tod”. Dun Dun Dunnnnnnn. Tod, still in the bathroom is removing clothes from this clothesline, slips, gets his neck caught in the clothesline, and is slipping in the tub and is so close to reaching the scissors, so close, and then he’s dead, and the liquid retreats. Great death scene, in my opinion. Alex goes out to check on Tod, and sees the ambulances, and the FBI is there, and Clear is there warning him to get out of there. Tod’s dad says that Tod killed himself over his brother’s death. Alex tries to defend himself, to no avail.

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The next day, Alex visits Clear. He asks her why she was at Tod’s house last night. She explains herself, and it’s exactly why you would think. Wow, she tells him that she has a connection with him, because she felt something when he felt something and she can still feel him, and that’s why she was there last night. Yeah. Alex hypothesizes that maybe Tod was only the first. Alex wants to go see Tod, so time to break into the funeral home with Clear. I think there was supposed to be a jump scare, but now we meet Bludworth, played by Tony Todd, who is the mortician.  Alex says that it looks like it was an accident, not a suicide, so Bludworth sets him straight that it’s all part of Death’s great design. Alex ponders if they can cheat death, but then death redesigns. The risks of cheating the plan of death can cause all kinds of issues and piss off the Grim Reaper. They go to leave, and Bludworth tells them that he will see them soon.

So now Alex and Clear start talking about Death’s plans and the signs, including the Tod paper. Basically, they’re gonna die, unless they figure out the patterns. Carter and Terry pull up, and are listening to Nine Inch Nails. Carter is pissed, does a 180, almost causes Billy to get run over on his bike. OK, so now all the survivors are here together, and Terry is even more pissed and wants to move on. So she tells Carter that he can drop dead if he can’t move on, and immediately gets hit by a bus and dies. BAM. Great death. Clear keeps calling Alex’s home, and he won’t talk to her. There’s a news report on what happened on the plane, and of course the important seats are seats that Alex recognizes. The path of the explosion went Tod’s seat, then Terry’s, then Valerie’s.

Yup, we go to Val’s place next. She looks out her window and sees Alex, so she calls Agent Schreck. Alex is checking Val’s car, to make sure it’s safe, and the agents show up and put him in the backseat. Val walks away from the window, and the curtain moved ever so slightly. Alex explains that he thinks that Val is next. Val puts on a John Denver record, Rocky Mountain High is playing, yeah, you see where this is going. Val fills up a tea kettle and wipes down the excess moisture and sees an odd reflection, but turns around and sees nothing, but her plant was moving slightly.  She lights the stove, nothing is fucked. The FBI asks Alex to promise that nobody else is going to die, like that’s reasonable, so they let him go. Schreck is a little creep’d out by Alex. Val pours water in a mug and she flips out, but oh well. Time to have some vodka on the rocks from that same mug, and it’s cracked and leaking. It leaks over the top of her monitor, and well it causes some internal sparks, and it explodes. A shard of glass ends up in her throat, and she slips. Alex sees a fire on his way home. The is following Val, and her alcohol trail, and we have an explosion. She is down and grabs a towel, and knocks over the knives and stabs her in the chest. Another explosion causes a chair to finish her. Alex grabs the knife like an idiot and then runs off, into Billy, and the house explodes.  Cool.

The FBI is asking Clear where Alex may be. Carter, Billy, and Clear end up at the memorial statue because Carter wants to add Terry’s name to the plaque. She wants to find Alex to find out who’s next, so they in carter’s car to find Alex. Time to split up because that’s the best plan, always. She finds him at a park, and then Clear talks about her parents, and how a dude killed her dad at a 7-11. Then her mom basically couldn’t handle shit. They all meet up again, and they are going to Clear’s dad’s cabin in the woods.  He admits that he knew that Val was next. So who’s next? Everyone is paranoid, and Alex says that not knowing doesn’t make things any easier. Not that it really matters, so Carter speeds up and says fuck it, let’s die now. They keep narrowly avoiding an accident. Alex sees a train, and they get to the crossroad for the train tracks and he stops the car. Uh huh. A train is coming, so Alex, Billy, and Clear panic. Carter doesn’t want to move. Carter decides it’s not his time, so he goes to start the car, and of course it won’t work. Now the door just locked and the seat belt won’t come free. Alex tries to rescue him. Alex saves Carter at the last possible second, and there is metal shrapnel from the car getting crushed.  Billy is pissed at Carter saying that Carter is next, and then the shrapnel flies up and decapitates Billy.  Alex is aware that if he intervenes, he messes up the plan.  After Billy, then Alex is next, then Clear, then back to Carter.  Off to the cabin in the woods.

Alex is attempting to death proof this places with various safety features, and duct tape. This is actually comical how hard he trying to avoid any potential danger. He’s wearing gloves to open a can, has a plastic spoon, and the wind is a blowing. The wind blows a garbage bag over, which hits a fishing pole, which starts to open a door, which he promptly shuts.  Now Alex is talking shit about how he has the cabin rigger to beat death. The FBI guys are sitting in front of Clear’s place, but she won’t turn him in. They want to get him in for protective custody. Alex is realizing that he had the seating chart off wrong, and Clear is actually next. Lightning hits a transformer in front of her house. Alex is off to be the white knight. The FBI show up to nab Alex, so he rows off in a canoe. Ha. Clear lights a candle, and her dog is pissed.  She needs to go save him.  And the candle just went out. Alex is on the run again. But the FBI are hot on his trail. Clear narrowly avoids getting impaled while trying to rescue her dog. Alex trips and rolls down a hill, almost gets impaled. Water is leaking from the pool and the electric is  dancing, but she misses it. Alex gets there, but a tree comes down on him, not enough to hurt him, but he is pinned, and appears to be drowning a bit. Clear is still hanging on the side of her house. Alex frees himself from drowning. Clear escapes only for the power cable to come inside and so she escapes the house and gets in her car. She is just going to ram the car through the garage door, but it gets pinned. She finally escapes, and there’s a gas can leaking, and the power line is flailing, so Alex knocks away the line. The line of fire is following the car, so he is going to sacrifice himself to help death skip her. He grabs it as the FBI show up. Oh yeah, he’s very hurt.

6 Months Later

Clear, Carter, and Alex take a flight to Paris. They sit down and have a good drink.  Carter is appreciative, and how they foiled the plan.  There’s just something that Alex can’t figure out.  Clear looks worse with lighter hair.  Carter says that it could circle back due to lack of intervention. Alex is getting a clue and is worried. He’s awfully jumpy. He now thinks that it’s him. He is going to the hotel and tells them to stay away. Clear yells his name, and he barely misses getting hit by a bus. A lot of stuff happens, a huge neon sign starts falling, Carter saves Alex, and Carter is all proud until they realize that he’s next and the sign swings back and takes out Carter.

End Film

This was actually at the forefront of bringing horror back in the 2000’s. Yeah, it’s kinda cheesy after you’ve seen it, but if you lived back then and avoided hearing about it, it’s a very smart, well done horror flick, surprisingly.  it was a really ingenious idea, and it was perfect for sequels, because the killer is simply death.  I feel that Ali Larter absolutely shined in this, and Alex and Carter were both good in their roles. Sean William Scott is actually a decent actor for what he is good at. The thing I liked most in this film is the creative deaths. Once again, you know that in sequels, these will get cheesier and cheesier until they get in 3D, but still, fun, mindless stuff. This had a great story. In another 10 years, this will get remade.

Final Score: 7.8

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