Final Destination 2
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
Final Destination 2 (New Line Cinema) is earning derision and dismay from critics. Director David R. Ellis serves up more of the same in this sequel: gory deaths and a story that depends on outrageous superstitions.
A critic at Movieguide makes the rather alarming claim that "
Loren Eaton (Focus on the Family) writes that the film's ideas are far from Christian insight: "Whereas
Bob Nusser (Preview) says the flick "picks up where
Mainstream critics were similarly unimpressed, even those who occasionally enjoy a "good bad movie." Bruce Fetts (Entertainment Weekly) says, "The only pleasure to be derived from the resulting carnage comes from the Rube Goldbergesque chain reactions that precede each fatality. Sadly, everything else about the film is also deadly."