OMG. Tonight is the opening of what is sure to be a 3D blood extravaganza... Final Destination 5. When the first Final Destination movie came out, the year 2000. I was 14 years old, and Devon Sawa was in it. So I went to see it. The movie itself was okay... I liked it a little, that is, for a horror movie.
I just have never been that into horror movies, and there are several reasons why. They are as follows:
-They often get stuck in my head, and I think about them for day after disturbing day
-I find that the ones which contain violence make my stomach hurt
-I find much of the violence to be pointless
-They generally have weak story lines
-Sometimes they downright scare me, and I do not like the feeling of being scared
Still, there are a few movies that I really, genuinely like. For instance, The Shining. It is one of my favorite movies. I don’t find it too gory and the story line is awesome. I guess the picture I am trying to paint is one of justification on why I watched the second Final Destination movie when it came out in 2003. I did watch it. Because I liked the first one well enough... it didn’t keep me up for days contemplating my own death.
The second one, though, was a distinct let down. It was so much worse than the first (and the first was just a tolerable horror movie alternative for me) At the time I guess I had a lot of friends who liked to go see scary movies or something which I attribute to being in high school. In any case, the second Final Destination movie was such a let down that I would have never watched the third one. Let alone a fourth one. Or a fifth one!!!
I could scarcely believe my eyes when I saw that there was going to be a fifth Final Destination movie. I mean, who is watching this garbage? And how in the world have they come up with enough ways to die to fill FIVE movies?! I mean, that is a lot of gore, and a lot of death.
Perhaps what I don’t understand about scary movies is why people like being scared at all. I don’t like that rush of adrenaline that makes me feel like I am going to die. I don’t like the feeling of heart jumping into my throat. But even more than that, I hate wasted budgets on crappy films that have no creative value.
In my personal opinion, I don’t see the value of these movies. I’m not saying that they cause people to go out and commit violent acts or anything, but I will say that they certainly can’t be helping. Of course there are movies that are mind bending like The Shining, that contain violence--but the violence isn’t senseless or even meaningless.
So will I be going to see the 3D opening of Final Destination 5 tonight? Hell to the no. I’d rather have a great bottle of wine than see a bunch of teenagers get picked off in 3D... I’d rather go see The Smurfs in 3D, or something with a bit more of a story line, but that’s just me. Do you like these movies??? Tell me why in the comments below!!!