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March 6, 2006

--- Movie review ---

You'll never ride a roller coaster again

By Kassandra Ricci

I walked into the theater for “Final Destination 3” with trepidation.

It wasn’t fear of the movie, but rather fear of boredom. I couldn’t help but wonder how many times a movie can be made with the same plot line.

By the end of the film, I felt dense for even doubting. It not only kept me on the edge of my seat, but had me guessing the entire time.

With 93 minutes of nail-biting excitement, “Final Destination 3” is a thriller all action movie fans can’t resist.  

The story and acting ability far surpass the previous movies.

Unlike the first two movies, the characters in “Final Destination 3” are presented with their death scenarios before they happen.

The two main characters -- Wendy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Kevin (Ryan Merriman) -- must interpret pictures taken the night of the roller coaster accident in order to figure out Death’s pattern.

Seeing “Final Destination” numbers one and two is not required for the third installment.

The movie can stand on its own, but for the fans of the first two movies there are references scattered through out the story.

The blood and gore are stronger in this movie than in the past. I found myself getting queasy at the deaths.

Final Destination 3” is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. The movie is rated R and not suitable for a younger audience.

Despite my unsettled stomach and chewed fingernails, I left the theater satisfied -- and sure that I would never board another roller coaster.


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