Final Destination

Rated 2.0 As a group of high school students prepare to fly to France, one of them has a sudden vision of the plane crashing. He and six friends thus escape death, but soon they begin dying one at a time in bizarre circumstances. The premise may sound like a variation on The Sixth Sense, but Jeffrey Reddick and Glen Morgan’s script is really a standard teen slasher film—with cruel fate filling in for the usual serial killer. The script is contrived and confusing; the actors are all leftover nobodies from films like American Pie and 10 Things I Hate About You and director James Wong gives both script and cast the lackluster treatment they deserve. The film itself is routinely mediocre, but the obvious parallel to the crash of TWA Flight 800 is particularly exploitative and offensive.