Final Destination (4), The
Nick and his friends Lori, Janet and Hunt are watching a live race when Nick suddenly gets a premonition that something really bad is going to happen. While Nick tries to get his friends out, several other people go along as they’re upset with Nick’s behaviour but that’s a good thing as seconds later, a terrible crash happens and plenty of people die when even parts of the stage collapse. Happy to be alive, everybody goes home but little later Nick starts feeling strange again. It’s clear things aren’t over yet and Death doesn’t like to be cheated…
Sound and Vision:
The transfer to Blu-ray was done exquisitely with absolutely no compression errors. Still, it is extremely clear that plenty of digital enhancements have been put in place as the colors are so bright and shiny they almost hurt your eyes and at times things get so over-the-top that you can almost see the 3D effect from the 3D version in the standard Blu-ray. Yup, things really don’t look natural in this movie, but on the other hand: neither do videogames
Along with the Blu-ray comes also the DVD with the 3D version which can be checked out with the accompanying cardboard 3D glasses. The 3D image is nice but the overall image does get a lot darker and numb (which explains the overly bright & shiny colors when watching the normal version). Also there’s varying sharpness and when you dare move your head, the entire screen seems to move along which makes it tiresome to watch.
We get a DTS-HD track that has plenty of ambiance and is quite aggressive at times. However, things are a bit too aggressive at the expense of nuance and detail which make the dynamics go lost. Especially during the car crash scene this is a bit disappointing as the rest of the movie suffers less from this issue. Still, eventhough the mix is a bit unbalanced, we can still say it’s nice.
– Body Count: The Deaths Of The Final Destination
– The Final Destination: Racecar Crash
– The Final Destination: Mall Explosion
– Deleted Scenes
– Alternate Endings
Plenty of features that cover all the deaths in the movie as well as the biggest scenes. Just what you want with a movie like this one.
Is Final Destination 4 original? All but! Do we care? No! Unlike part 3, this one is again enjoyable to watch with not only good special effects but also some decent comedy to relieve the tension. This isn’t a movie that needs to be taken seriously but it’s a bucket filled with entertainment. Some of the deaths are really gruesome and great fun to watch (ouch, that sounds bad!) and even if the soundmix is a bit unbalanced, it’s still mighty aggressive and great stuff for your home cinema.
The 3D version does its job in making the picture jump out of your screen but the toned down colors and overall darker image along with the fact that you have to sit completely still if you don’t want to get tired of the moving lines makes us prefer the Blu-ray version nonetheless. Great fun for the fans of the series and slasher movies!