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"FINAL DESTINATION 2"
(2003) (Ali Larter, A.J. Cook) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Extreme Extreme Moderate Extreme Moderate
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate Minor Extreme *Minor Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Mild Moderate Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: Having avoided a horrific and deadly traffic accident thanks to one woman's premonition of it, a small group of people realize that Death's not going to let them get away with that and will be coming after them one by one.
PLOT:
It's been a year since Clear Rivers (ALI LARTER) and her fellow classmates barely avoided a fatal plane accident only to find that Death apparently wasn't pleased that they skipped their predetermined deaths. One by one they met their fates until only Clear was left, voluntarily locked inside the protective confines of a padded psychiatric cell.

A new group of people is now experiencing the same thing. Thanks to Kimberly Corman (A. J. COOK) acting upon her premonition of a horrific traffic accident, she and others avoided being killed. Yet, when fellow survivor Evan Lewis (DAVID PAETKAU) meets his untimely demise, Kimberly and Officer Thomas Burke (MICHAEL LANDES) begin to wonder if the curse is happening all over again.

With Kimberly enlisting the aid of a reluctant Clear, she, Burke and fellow survivors Kat (KEEGAN CONNOR TRACY), Eugene (T.C. CARSON), Rory (JONATHAN CHERRY), Nora Carpenter (LYNDA BOYD), her son Tim (JAMES KIRK) and others try to avoid being the next in line to die in some horrific fashion.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they enjoyed the first film, horror films in general or are fans of someone in the cast, it's a good bet they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, drug content and some nudity.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ALI LARTER plays the sole survivor of Death's plan to kill those who managed to avoid dying the first time around. She reluctantly agrees to come out of protection to assist Kimberly and the others.
  • A. J. COOK plays a young woman whose premonition saves her and others, but then sets them up to face Death wanting to kill them.
  • MICHAEL LANDES plays a cop who assists Kimberly and the others in trying to stay alive.
  • T.C. CARSON plays a survivor who's skeptical of the vengeful Death theory, but eventually comes around to believing it. He uses strong profanity.
  • JONATHAN CHERRY plays another survivor who uses drugs and strong profanity.
  • KEEGAN CONNOR TRACY plays another skeptical survivor who has the same reactions. She also smokes.
  • LYNDA BOYD plays another survivor who's similarly skeptical and must deal with deaths in her family.
  • JAMES KIRK plays her son.
  • DAVID PAETKAU plays a lottery winner with a pierced nipple who's one of the survivors. He uses some strong profanity.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a quick look at the content found in this R-rated horror film. Profanity consists of at least 17 uses of the "f" word, while various other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue is present, while a woman purposefully flashes her bare breasts at a man.

    Violence consists of many characters being "accidentally" killed by Death (which is never personified) in all sorts of brutal and graphic ways (including a bad, multi-vehicle traffic accident), often with very bloody or gory results (many of which are also played for macabre humor). Those deaths, the moments leading up to them, and other scenes may be rather unsettling, suspenseful or downright frightening to some viewers.

    Various characters smoke and/or drink, while several do various forms of drugs (pot and cocaine). Some tense family material is present, as are some bad attitudes and some imitative behavior. If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • One of Kimberly's male friends jokes that they're not getting any of his "weed." He then jokes about getting drunk and smoking a joint. He and another guy then share a joint in the backseat of Kimberly's truck. They then flick it out the window (where it lands on another car's windshield) when they see the police behind them.
  • Kimberly spots a guy drinking a beer while driving a beer truck.
  • A man snorts cocaine off his hand while driving.
  • We see some empty beer bottles in Evan's place.
  • The above man snorts cocaine again and later does more drugs.
  • Nora has some wine.
  • Nora wonders if anyone has some Valium and Kat says she does (and then someone else reaches for the bottle).
  • A guy comments on drinking and being on acid while in Paris in the past. He then gives Clear his keys and tells her that if he dies she should throw out all of his drugs, porno and anything else that would break his mother's heart.
  • People have wine.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • During a bad traffic accident, a log smashes through a car's windshield and out the back (with very bloody results) and various other people are rather bloody.
  • A vertical fire escape ladder graphically smashes down into a man's face (one rung down through his eye with lots of blood). We later see his dead and discolored body (with a huge hole where his eye should be).
  • We see photos of past accident victims including one body that was mangled by a bus (all are bloody).
  • A huge and heavy pane of glass falls from a construction site and graphically smashes a person down into the street.
  • Blood comes from a woman's mouth and then she's decapitated with blood spraying onto the closing elevator doors as well as those inside and outside the elevator. We then see a partial view of her severed head as well as two people covered in her blood.
  • We hear a pregnant woman's water break (but don't see any of that).
  • A man is injured during a crash and has some blood on his shirt and then a little from his mouth.
  • An airbag suddenly deploys and when it falls away, we see that it drove a woman's head back through a sharp pipe that was sticking through the back of her headrest (with very bloody results as it sticks out of her forehead).
  • A van explodes, sending a barbwire fence flying through the air. It then slices through one man, resulting in his various body parts falling to the ground (with bloody and gory results).
  • We see some blood on a woman's pants legs as she's in the delivery room.
  • Kimberly has a vision of someone with bloody hands. Later, her hands are bloody.
  • A massive explosion kills two people (we see the charred remains of one of them).
  • A burned and bloody arm lands on a table after a massive gas grill explosion kills a boy.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Several survivors have non-believing and defiant attitudes toward the truth that the others are telling them.
  • An older man leans over to sniff Nora as she stands in front of him on an elevator.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" and "Blood/Gore" might be disturbing, suspenseful or scary to some viewers.
  • A bad traffic accident occurs when huge logs fall off a truck and bounce and careen down a highway. One blasts through a car's windshield and out the back (with very bloody results) while a motorcyclist crashes and is then smashed by his bike that slams into him against a log. A truck crashes and repeatedly flips over, more cars crash, and a man is bloody and a truck smashes into him and his car explodes. Another car hits a log and turns upside down, a car crashes into a log and explodes, and Kimberly's truck flips over many times. Another car explodes, and a man screams while trapped in his burning car (right before a truck smashes into him). All of that is presented in a very brutal and graphic fashion.
  • We then see parts of that accident occur again (from a different perspective), Burke barely gets Kimberly out of the way and then a truck smashes into a smaller truck, causing the latter to explode, killing the three people inside it.
  • A man's hand gets stuck inside a garbage disposal (and we're lead to fear the worst). His microwave oven then begins to explode just as his dinner catches fire on the stove. He then struggles to get free as the fire spreads in his apartment. He finally does and then exits via the fire escape when a huge explosion blows out his windows. He then ends up slipping on the street and the vertical fire escape ladder comes sliding down toward his face (stopping just above it). It then continues its fall, graphically smashing down into his face (one rung down through his eye).
  • During a thunderstorm at night, the shadows of tree branches seem to form long, monstrous fingers across a ceiling.
  • For those who don't like trips to the dentist and cavities being filled, one scene has Tim going there with lots of drilling going on in his mouth (seen in close-up) as well as the dentist preparing to insert a large needle with Novocain into Tim's gum (also seen in close-up and as other spooky things are occurring). When the dentist leaves, the oxygen part of the nitrous-oxide mixture cuts off and Tim only gets the nitrogen. What looks like a large fishing lure then falls into his open mouth, nearly suffocating him.
  • During the above, the waiting room aquarium springs a leak and water sprays onto the wall where it runs down over an electrical outlet, across the floor and toward Nora's feet.
  • For those who don't like violence to animals, one scene features several pigeons smashing into an office window and then one crashing through into a waiting room where Nora tries to catch it.
  • A huge and heavy pane of glass falls from a construction site and graphically smashes a person down into the street.
  • We see a dead and discolored body being inserted into a fire for cremation (after the worker uses a pair of pliers to rip the dead man's nipple ring from his nipple - we see the initial tugging in close-up and then hear the ripping sound).
  • A bowling ball and ice skates start to fall out of a closet toward a man.
  • After receiving a call to avoid a man with hooks, a woman panics when a man holding prosthetic arms is behind her in an elevator. It gets worse when one such hook snags her hair and she tries to get out of the elevator as the door closes, leaving her head trapped between the closing doors. Those inside and outside it try to rescue her as the car shifts positions (including lifting her off the ground with her head inside and her body outside it). They ultimately fail, however, as she's decapitated (with bloody and graphic results).
  • A distraught man grabs Burke's service revolver and aims it at others. He then attempts to commit suicide, but the gun doesn't fire (despite being full of bullets).
  • Two vehicles nearly crash and then both go out of control with one crashing and several long pipes blasting through a truck and nearly hitting several people.
  • A boy is nearly hit by a vehicle.
  • An airbag suddenly deploys and when it falls away, we see that it drove a woman's head back through a sharp pipe that was sticking through the back of her headrest (with very bloody results as it sticks out of her forehead).
  • A van explodes, sending a barbwire fence flying through the air. It then slices through one man, resulting in his various body parts falling to the ground (with bloody and gory results).
  • Kimberly suddenly can't breathe during another premonition/vision.
  • We hear that the umbilical cord is around a baby's neck as it's being delivered (and that it's strangling it).
  • Vents close in a man's hospital room and explosive gas starts to spread throughout it as his breathing cart moves away from him (resulting in him starting to suffocate).
  • A massive explosion kills two people (we see the charred remains of one of them).
  • A man dives into a lake to try to rescue a woman who's gone down into it inside a van (that's filling up with water). He frantically bangs on the window as she appears to drown.
  • A burned and bloody arm lands on a table after a massive gas grill explosion kills a boy.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • A distraught man grabs Burke's service revolver and aims it at others. He then attempts to commit suicide, but the gun doesn't fire (despite being full of bullets).
  • Another cop assembles a handgun.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "What the f*ck/are you thinking?" "Oh, f*ck," "F*ck this," "Shut the f*ck up," "No, f*ck, no," "F*cking weird," "Bullsh*t," "Full of sh*t," "Dog sh*t," "I'm not buying that sh*t," "Horny," "Suck on my junk, be-atch,""Screwed up," "Freak," "Shut up," "What the hell?" "Bitch" (man), "Looney bitch," "Freak us out" and "Where the hell are they?"
  • A miscellaneous man gives others "the finger."
  • A man drinks while driving.
  • Evan has a tattoo on his back and a pierced nipple.
  • Kimberly gives "the finger" to Clear via a video surveillance camera.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • An airbag suddenly deploys.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of ominous and suspenseful music plays during the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • One song has the lyrics, "Highway to Hell," while a rap song had lyrics that we couldn't understand (thus offering the possibility of potentially objectionable material being in it).
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 17 "f" words, 19 "s" words, 1 slang term using male genitals ("c*cks*cker"), 1 slang term for breasts ("t*tties"), 5 hells, 3 asses (1 used with "hole"), 3 S.O.B.s, 2 damns, 1 crap, 9 uses of "Oh my God," 3 of "Jesus Christ," 2 each of "G-damn," "God" and "Jesus" and 1 use each of "Good Lord" and "My God" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Kimberly's female friend jokes that they have their condoms, whips and chains (after Kimberly's father runs off a checklist of things they should have for their road trip). That friend then jokes if they can go pick up the guys since, "I'm getting horny."
  • A woman riding on the back of a motorcycle raises her shirt and flashes her bare breasts at one of Kimberly's male friends.
  • We see Kat in a tight tank-top while exercising.
  • Kat shows some cleavage.
  • Tim jokes to his mom that if the dentist gives him gas and he comes back with his pants unbuttoned, not to pay the bill.
  • A young guy tells Clear, "Suck on my junk, be-atch" (referring to his genitals).
  • A man gives Clear his keys and tells her that if he dies she should throw out all of his drugs, porno and anything else that would break his mother's heart.
  • We briefly see Kimberly in her bra on a hospital table.
  • SMOKING
  • Kat smokes several times, while a miscellaneous person also smokes (others smoke pot noted in "Alcohol/Drug Use").
  • Tim's dentist says he's disappointed that he's smoking (we don't see him smoking).
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • We hear that Kimberly's mother was murdered a year earlier and Kimberly and her father briefly talk about her.
  • A woman sees her son die in a horrific accident and later comments on her husband dying four years earlier (but there's very little related material or grieving seen).
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Whether one's fate is predetermined, just a matter of natural occurrences, or bad luck.
  • "What if" feelings about having just avoided or being involved in some bad occurrence.
  • Having premonitions.
  • Trips to the dentist.
  • VIOLENCE
  • A bad traffic accident occurs when huge logs fall off a truck and bounce and careen down a highway. One blasts through a car's windshield and out the back (with very bloody results) while a motorcyclist crashes and is then smashed by his bike that slams into him against a log. A truck crashes and repeatedly flips over, more cars crash, and a man is bloody and a truck smashes into him and his car explodes. Another car hits a log and turns upside down, a car crashes into a log and explodes, and Kimberly's truck flips over many times. Another car explodes, and a man screams while trapped in his burning car (right before a truck smashes into him). All of that is presented in a very brutal and graphic fashion (and we hear that 18 people were killed).
  • We then see parts of that accident occur again (from a different perspective) and then a truck smashes into a smaller truck, causing the latter to explode, killing the three people inside it (we later see that on TV footage).
  • An explosion blows up part of an apartment.
  • After a man slips and lands hard on the street, a vertical fire escape ladder graphically smashes down into his face (one rung down through his eye), killing him.
  • For those who don't like violence to animals, one scene features several pigeons smashing into an office window and then one crashing through into a waiting room where Nora tries to catch it.
  • A huge and heavy pane of glass falls from a construction site and graphically smashes a person down into the street.
  • Clear slaps a young guy on the back of the head for smoking near a gas station.
  • After receiving a call to avoid a man with hooks, a woman panics when a man holding prosthetic arms is behind her in an elevator. It gets worse when one such hook snags her hair and she tries to get out of the elevator as the door closes, leaving her head trapped between the closing doors. Those inside and outside it try to rescue her as the car shifts positions (including lifting her off the ground with her head inside and her body outside it). They ultimately fail, however, as she's decapitated (with bloody and graphic results).
  • A distraught man grabs Burke's service revolver and aims it at others. He then attempts to commit suicide, but the gun doesn't fire (despite being full of bullets).
  • Two vehicles nearly crash and then both go out of control with one crashing and several long pipes blasting through a truck and nearly hitting several people. One man is injured during that and has some blood on his shirt.
  • An airbag suddenly deploys and when it falls away, we see that it drove a woman's head back through a sharp pipe that was sticking through the back of her headrest (with very bloody results as it sticks out of her forehead).
  • A van explodes, sending a barbwire fence flying through the air. It then slices through one man, resulting in his various body parts falling to the ground (with bloody and gory results).
  • A massive explosion kills two people (we see the charred remains of one of them).
  • A burned and bloody arm lands on a table after a massive gas grill explosion kills a boy.



  • Reviewed January 27, 2003 / Posted January 31, 2003

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