As he sits on an airplane awaiting his departure, Alex Browning (Devon Sawa, SLC Punk!) has a premonition of the plane exploding. He races off the plane, followed by a few of his classmates and a teacher. After the plane does, in fact, explode, the survivors are left to face the consequences of cheating death's design.
This is a really original horror movie that hits on almost all levels. The writing, and especially the concept of the movie, is really unique, and has triggered many imitation films since. The gore and death scenes are really intense, and considering this pre-dates the Saw and Hostile films, they are somewhat trend-setting, in particular for a movie that was released theatrically. The acting is pretty good throughout--there is nothing Academy worthy in the performances, but there is nothing offensively bad either. Much to my delight, Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead) stops by for one of the all time great cameos. I remember questioning my own mortality after seeing this in theatres when it opened, and after watching 15 years later, it still somewhat gives me the same feeling. Final Destination set the bar high for horror films of the new millennium, and it remains one of the finest of it's genre to this day.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 9