Picks and Pans Review: Final Destination 2
A.J. Cook, Ali Larter
Death keeps his short, grim nose to the grindstone, painstakingly devising ingenious new booby traps to slice, dice, flambé and impale his victims, in this playfully diabolical sequel to the 2000 teen horror hit. It's practically the same movie, in fact. But sequels, like death, needn't be proud.
Terrified by a premonition of a bloody pileup as she heads onto the highway, a young woman named Kimberly (Cook) blocks the ramp with her SUV, saving the half dozen or so drivers honking behind her when the vision proves true. Death promptly cooks up a new plan. As the motorists start dropping like ducks flying over a hunting lodge, she seeks out a survivor from the first Destination (Larter), who tells her to look for telltale hints of impending doom—"ironic, in-your-face stuff." More like tongue-in-cheek fun. (R)
BOTTOM LINE: Dead on
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