Final Destination 2

January 31st, 2003


Final Destination 2

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Still of Ali Larter in Final Destination 2Still of Ali Larter, A.J. Cook and Michael Landes in Final Destination 2Jonathan Cherry at event of Final Destination 2Still of Ali Larter, A.J. Cook and Michael Landes in Final Destination 2Still of Terrence 'T.C.' Carson and Jonathan Cherry in Final Destination 2Still of A.J. Cook and Michael Landes in Final Destination 2

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 6.3/10 (56,093 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: David R. Ellis

Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd

Clear Rivers has been living life in a mental hospital after the bizarre events that lead to the deaths of her friends. One day, she is approached by a girl named Kimberly who believes she had a premonition similar to her friend Alex who died . Clear has to either risk her life helping others, or stay inside the hospital the rest of her life waiting for her death to come. What will she do?

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

A.J. Cook - Kimberly Corman
Michael Landes - Thomas Burke
Ali Larter - Clear Rivers
Jonathan Cherry - Rory
Keegan Connor Tracy - Kat
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson - Eugene Dix (as T.C. Carson)
Lynda Boyd - Nora Carpenter
James Kirk - Tim Carpenter
David Paetkau - Evan Lewis
Justina Machado - Isabella Hudson
Sarah Carter - Shaina
Alejandro Rae - Dano (as Alex Rae)
Shaun Sipos - Frankie
Andrew Airlie - Mr. Corman
Odessa Munroe - Biker's Girlfriend

Taglines: Death may be closer than it appears.


Official Website: Movie House Commentary | New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 31 January 2003

Filming Locations: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,017,141 (USA) (2 February 2003) (2834 Screens)

Gross: $46,455,802 (USA) (6 April 2003)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The school bus full of kids chanting "pile up" is from Mt. Abraham, the same school as all the victims from the first movie.

Continuity: When Tim is in the dentist's chair and the dentist is drilling his tooth, the dentist's hand go from both being on the right side of Tim's head to having his right hand holding the drill and the left hand around Tim's head holding the other instrument.

[first lines]
Host: Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since Velez Air Flight 180 exploded and crashed shortly after takeoff from JFK airport. It's a disaster that's affected many. None more so than Mt. Abraham High School, which lost 40 students and 4 faculty members in the crash...

User Review

Shock Value -- 7 (Good Flick)

Rating: 7/10

You know that feeling you get when you're watching America's Funniest Home Videos and the oblivious son hits his hapless father in the crotch with an aluminum bat? It gets a quick reaction, like, ooh, I feel your pain man. FINAL DESTINATION 2 is a 90 minute or so string of those painful shots, as each character one by one meets an unfortunate death by household appliance. Bodies are slammed by trucks, heads are impaled, and limbs fly through the air. When one of the characters dies when her car's airbag explodes out of nowhere, I blurted "Yeah! Wow, did they do that??? Yeah, they DID do that. Right on!" Although the film has a very serious atmosphere about it, what with the creepy score and people sincerely freaking out and everything, it still retains a campy humor about it buried beneath its high-budget exterior. Many movies would shy away from smashing up plastic ketchup-filled dummies, opting instead to avoid the gore. Not FINAL DESTINATION 2! This movie is an honest approach to movie-making, hearkening back to the day when you got together with friends and said, "Okay, in this scene we cut to the dummy falling off the building, it's run over by a Mack truck, and it splatters chunks of blood all over that Oldsmobile over there." As for the premise behind FINAL DESTINATION 2, how do I put it into words? A.J. Cook has premonitions that people died in a nasty pileup on the highway. Thing is, this never happened. And ... she continues to have premonitions that those same people will die in due time. Those people eventually die. Did I get that right? The universal law of nature is that, well, Death sometimes misses its mark and has to fix its mistakes (which usually involves electrical equipment getting wet and other freak accidents of home improvement). If this all sounds convoluted, watch the movie. You'll see what I mean. The premise of FINAL DESTINATION 2, as much potential as it might have, doesn't make much sense and is pretty hokey, but if you medicate your inquisitive mind with heavy sedatives, you'll be able to look past the flimsy premise and enjoy the movie. I'm definitely looking forward to a Final Destination 3.


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