This week I was overcome with an urge to watch all four Final Destination movies. Now you may have heard that there's a fifth one on it's way. I hear you say "Hang on, wasn't the fourth called The Final Destination". Oh, you poor, naive fool. If a horror movie describes itself as the final chapter, it very rarely is. Hell there were two 'Final' Friday The 13th movies. Any way, Tony Todd will be returning as Bludworth, the creepy mortician from the first two, who has some idea of Death's design. I better warn you that I'll be getting into some spoileriffic musings, so if you haven't seen all four, you may want to wait awhile before reading.
Let's start with some genuine straw clutching first. Tony also appeared in the third as the voice of the "Devil", the rollercoaster mascot. Now was that just so they could have him in there, or are the two connected. With that out of the way, we can move onto something with more to it. There seems to be some speculation as to which sucked more; the 3rd or 4th. Personally, I'd say no. 4 sucked harder than a Hoover in a black hole, especially when it didn't really add anything new, aside from 3-D. It was just filled with so many references to the predecessors that it seemed more like a bad fanfic then a continuation. It was set in the same town as no. 3, yet there's no actual mention of those events. People seem to harp on about how great the ending was, how maybe Deaths whole plan was to have them at the restaurant in the first place. The first ended the same way. So let's just pretend that one doesn't exist.
Now just what were the new additions for 3. Well, we had the main hints in the form of photos, taken before the disaster. So, maybe Death's plan was for them to skip the coaster. Plus, Wendy's photo suggested that Ian would be responsible for her Death, rather than the usual freak accident. So not only does the order of the list have little significance, but the "survivors" are actually Death's pawns.
Let the speculation commence. Bludworth's return must mean we're getting some answers to the great mysteries. Who is Bludworth and how does he know so much? Who's behind the visions? How are the "clairvoyant" and the survivors chosen? And for the Lostees out there, what's the significance of 180? Tony Todd has been informed, and revealed that if 5 is a success, 6&7 will be made, back-to-back. Is there to be a trilogy that answers these, or are they just money hungry? Here's hoping it's the former.