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Final Destination 2

Theatrical release poster
Directed by David R. Ellis
Produced by Craig Perry
Warren Zide
Toby Emmerich
Jeffrey Reddick
Written by Jeffrey Reddick
Eric Bress
J. Mackye Gruber
Starring Ali Larter
A. J. Cook
Michael Landes
T.C. Carson
Jonathan Cherry
Keegan Connor Tracy
Music by Shirley Walker
Cinematography Gary Capo
Editing by Eric Sears
Studio Zide/Perry Productions
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) January 31, 2003 (2003-01-31)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Budget $26 million
Gross revenue $90,426,405
Preceded by Final Destination
Followed by Final Destination 3

Final Destination 2 is a 2003 supernatural thriller, and sequel to the 2000 film Final Destination. Directed by David R. Ellis starring A. J. Cook as Kimberly Corman, and Ali Larter as Clear Rivers.

The film is set in White Plains, New York and in the proximity of Greenwood Lake, NY, in 2001, a year after the events of the previous movie and has two returning characters; Clear Rivers and the mortician William Bludworth. Grossing $16,017,141 on its opening weekend in the US, which was a significant portion of its overall profit.

It debuted at No. 2 on the Box Office Top 10 and remained in the top 10 for 3 weeks.[1] It was followed by Final Destination 3.

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Synopsis

One year after the explosion of Flight 180, Kimberly Corman (A. J. Cook) has a precognition of a pile-up on Route 23, killing everyone involved. She stalls her car on the entrance ramp with her friends Shaina (Sarah Carter), Dano (Alex Rae), and Frankie (Shaun Sipos). This stops teacher Eugene Dix (T.C. Carson), mother Nora Carpenter (Lynda Boyd), her son Tim (James Kirk), pregnant Isabella Hudson (Justina Machado), lottery winner Evan Lewis (David Paetkau), drug addict Rory Peters (Jonathan Cherry), selfish Kat Jennings (Keegan Connor Tracy), and Officer Tom Burke (Michael Landes), from entering the highway. While Tom questions Kimberly, her vision becomes a reality. While those who were spared stare in shock, an 18-wheeler truck crashes into Kimberly's SUV killing Shaina, Dano and Frankie.

After Evan is impaled through the head by an escape ladder while attempting to escape a microwave-induced fire, Kimberly fears that Death is reclaiming the survivors. Confused because Evan was last to die in her premonition of the pile-up, Kimberly visits Clear Rivers (Ali Larter) in an asylum. Clear is the last survivor of Flight 180 after Alex Browning was killed by a dislodged brick. Clear refuses to help Kimberly but changes her mind when Tim is crushed by a falling shard of glass. The strange mortician William Bludworth (Tony Todd) tells the group that they can escape death via new life, and they conclude delivering Isabella's unborn baby will save them. Nora leaves the group to prepare her son's funeral but her head gets trapped in the doors of an elevator and she is decapitated.

Isabella is taken into custody but goes into labour and has to be rushed to hospital by a hapless policeman. Kimberly, Officer Burke, Clear, Kat, Rory and Eugene drive out to meet Isabelle, and it is revealed they all escaped death due to the Flight 180 passengers dying, and death is now reversing its list in order to bring everything to a whole. Isabelle and the officer cause the survivors' car to crash, Eugene's lung punctured by a pipe and he is rushed to hospital. Kat is killed when a fireman accidentally sets off the airbag in her car, knocking her back into a broken pipe. A cigarette she drops ignites the spilled petrol tank of a news team's van, causing the van to explode and sending a barbed wire fence flying which bisects Rory. The group race to the hospital and witness Isabelle giving birth, but both Eugene and Clear are killed in a gas explosion. Realising one has to nearly kill themselves in order to escape death, Kimberly steals an ambulance and drives into a nearby lake. She nearly drowns but is saved by Burke and then revived in the hospital, cheating death. The film ends with Kimberly, her father, Burke and those who helped the survivors during their car crash having a barbecue. However, a boy named Brian (Noel Fisher) is killed by an exploding barbecue grill, having cheated death when Rory saved him from being run over.

Cast

Reception

On its release, Final Destination 2 received generally mixed reviews from critics, earning a 47% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 106 reviews (50 positive, 56 negative).[2] While most praised it for its special effects and inventive death sequences, some dismissed it as being 'an average sequel to an average movie'. Nevertheless, this film has received the highest score amongst the four films in the franchise on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film has landed on many "best car crash/accidents" lists including one by New York Magazine which cited the highway pile-up scene as the greatest car crash in movie history, calling it "the new gold standard for car-related chaos in cinema".[3] Even acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino was quoted as saying that the opening scene was "a magnificent car action piece".[4] The highway pile up was nominated for "Best Action Sequence" at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards.

Music

Soundtrack

Final Destination 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Film score by Shirley Walker
Released 2003
Genre Soundtrack
Film score
http://walker.filmmusic.com/final_destination_2.html
  1. "Main Title" – 2:48
  2. "Kimberly's Lake Premonition" – 2:03
  3. "Blow-Out" – 1:44
  4. "Coincidence-Kimberly Remembers Mom" – 2:27
  5. "Killer Kayak" – 1:11
  6. "Nora's Turn-Eugene Freaks" – 3:40
  7. "Kimberly Goes to See Clear" – 1:51
  8. "Kimberly Sees Dr. Kalarjan" – 0:47
  9. "Ba Bye Kat & Mustang" – 1:19
  10. "Dad and Kimberly" – 0:45
  11. "Pigeons" – 2:39
  12. "Eugene's Oxygen" – 2:54
  13. "New Life" – 1:59
  14. "2 Left" – 4:21
  15. "We Did It" – 0:40

Songs featured in the motion picture

  • "Dance with Me" - Performed by The Sounds
  • "Rock'n Roll" - Performed by The Sounds
  • "Highway to Hell" - Performed by AC/DC
  • "Jon F. Hennessy" - Performed by FT
  • "Middle of Nowhere" - Performed by The Blank Theory
  • "Vitamin" - Performed by Incubus
  • "I Got You" - Performed by (hed) Planet Earth
  • "Rocky Mountain High" - Performed by Pete Snell
  • "Rocky Mountain High" - Performed by Jude Christodal
  • "My Name Is Death" - Performed by Jude Christodal

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