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Coffee And Pie
Nov 4, 2010

"Blah-sum"?
More like "Blawesome"


gey muckle mowser posted:

you guys are really making me want to marathon the Final Destination series this weekend. I might skip 4 though.

The first 3 are on Netflix!

I say power through it, it’s always nice to see a white supremacist catch fire while “Why Can’t We Be Friends” plays.

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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

I've never been a big fan of the series, but the gymnastics scene in 5 is wonderfully suspenseful. If we were to make a new 100 Scariest Movie Moments, I think it deserves to be ranked pretty high.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Franchescanado posted:

I've never been a big fan of the series, but the gymnastics scene in 5 is wonderfully suspenseful. If we were to make a new 100 Scariest Movie Moments, I think it deserves to be ranked pretty high.

A new 100 Scariest Movie Moments would kick rear end.

gey muckle mowser
Aug 5, 2003

Do you know anything about...
witches?


Buglord

Coffee And Pie posted:

The first 3 are on Netflix!

I say power through it, it’s always nice to see a white supremacist catch fire while “Why Can’t We Be Friends” plays.

I own them all on DVD/blu-ray

although the quality on netflix is probably better than the 4-pack DVD I have

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Is it a Pittsburgh fan?
Is it a Denver fan?
Who can say?

I think 3 and 5 are probably the weakest because they are the ones in which death comes off as the most malicious. I like how in the better movies death almost comes off as a flustered blue collar worker who just wants to finish the job and go home. Like, hes not doing it because he likes it but because he is death and he has a schedule to keep.

2 is absolutely the best one though, and I am disappointed no other movie in the series realized a diverse cast is more interesting than a bunch of dead teens

gey muckle mowser
Aug 5, 2003

Do you know anything about...
witches?


Buglord

Mel Mudkiper posted:

I think 3 and 5 are probably the weakest because they are the ones in which death comes off as the most malicious. I like how in the better movies death almost comes off as a flustered blue collar worker who just wants to finish the job and go home. Like, hes not doing it because he likes it but because he is death and he has a schedule to keep.

2 is absolutely the best one though, and I am disappointed no other movie in the series realized a diverse cast is more interesting than a bunch of dead teens

I'd rank them 2 > 1 > 5 >> 3 >>>> 4. Maybe that'll change after a rewatch though.

Fart City
Dec 17, 2016

Oh, well, that's all water under the bridge, as I always say. Water under the bridge!



1 is fine, 2 is a bonafide classic, 3 held up better than I remembered thanks to Mary Elizabeth Winstead providing a solid hand, 4 is terrible, 5 is decent with a great ending.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

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Is it a Denver fan?
Who can say?

gey muckle mowser posted:

I'd rank them 2 > 1 > 5 >> 3 >>>> 4. Maybe that'll change after a rewatch though.

You are gonna have to explain your hatred of 4 because I would probably rank it as 2nd or third best

For me its 2 - 4 - 1 - 3 -5

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

A new 100 Scariest Movie Moments would kick rear end.

I knoooooow!

If there were an easy way to recommend scenes & vote & rank them, it'd be a fun Forums Project, but working that out would be a pain in the taint. And I don't have the time to figure it out.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

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Is it a Denver fan?
Who can say?

Arguably the biggest weakness of the entire series though is that every movie is the characters learning the rules even though the audience knows the rules after the first movie. Like its the only franchise I know where the twist at the end of every movie is the exact same.

1: Death loops around
2: Death loops around
3: Death loops around
4: Death loops around
5: Death loops around and also secret prequel

Coffee And Pie
Nov 4, 2010

"Blah-sum"?
More like "Blawesome"


4 has by far the worst script and actors, to the point where when I put on 5 I felt genuine relief. As for the gore, when they go practical it’s fine but the digital effects are no joke Sharknado levels of bad.

gey muckle mowser
Aug 5, 2003

Do you know anything about...
witches?


Buglord

Mel Mudkiper posted:

You are gonna have to explain your hatred of 4 because I would probably rank it as 2nd or third best

For me its 2 - 4 - 1 - 3 -5

It's been quite a while but I remember it being very dull and not doing anything new or interesting with the premise. Plus the opening disaster is the worst one in the series IMO. Also some gimmicky 3D poo poo.

I'll give it another shot though.

Fart City
Dec 17, 2016

Oh, well, that's all water under the bridge, as I always say. Water under the bridge!



4 also suffers from “Filmed in 3Ditus,” and not in a fun F13 part 3 kind of way.

Edit: just noticed the thread title, haha. Also I’m glad I spurred a werewolf matrimony discussion

Fart City fucked around with this message at Mar 20, 2019 around 14:27

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

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Is it a Denver fan?
Who can say?

Upon reflection, I think what I liked about 4 was that it did a very good job of making common objects appear sinister. Something about the directing and editing gave me a constant sense of unease at even the most banal objects.

Like, its the only movie I can think of in which the phrase "intimidating espresso machine" comes to mind

Like, as a movie of special effects and kills its pretty weak, but I just thought the directing suited the concept really well

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
MY SLEEP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CHILDREN'S LIVES


Mel Mudkiper posted:

Upon reflection, I think what I liked about 4 was that it did a very good job of making common objects appear sinister. Something about the directing and editing gave me a constant sense of unease at even the most banal objects.

Like, its the only movie I can think of in which the phrase "intimidating espresso machine" comes to ind

Yes! That’s one of my favorite things about the series, the game of guessing what’s going to kill in this scene.

Also one of the Final Destinations has an absolutely brutal kill with a falling pane of glass or something squishing someone and it makes me squirrely just to think about it.

gey muckle mowser
Aug 5, 2003

Do you know anything about...
witches?


Buglord

Arivia posted:

Also one of the Final Destinations has an absolutely brutal kill with a falling pane of glass or something squishing someone and it makes me squirrely just to think about it.

that's 2, aka the best one

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Is it a Pittsburgh fan?
Is it a Denver fan?
Who can say?

Arivia posted:

Also one of the Final Destinations has an absolutely brutal kill with a falling pane of glass or something squishing someone and it makes me squirrely just to think about it.

One of my first memories of getting a dvd player was being able to frame by frame that scene

Also, I have a pet theory that Tony Todd isn't death, but is instead the dude sending the premonitions. He is trying to figure out how to beat death which is why everytime they see him he recommends something new. He is straight up experimenting to see what works.

M_Sinistrari
Sep 5, 2008

Do you like scary movies?




Karloff posted:

Final Destination 3's DVD had an awesome special feature where they had alternate deaths and kind of made it into a choose-your-own-adventure type game.

It was interesting how each would've panned out. For some of them, the original death Death chose was more merciful.

edit- Just noticed the thread title, Wow, my first thread title naming!

M_Sinistrari fucked around with this message at Mar 20, 2019 around 15:25

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!


K. Waste posted:

Would a werewolf wife be a werewife or a wifewolf?


I mean, I guess a werewife would be someone who goes to Reno and gets married every full moon.

Just from personal experience a werewife is easier to deal with than a wolf wife because it's just a wolf and then on full moon it turns into your wife. Werewife just somebody who turns into your wife on the full moon.

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Stryder
Oct 3, 2002


Hollismason posted:

Just from personal experience a werewife is easier to deal with than a wolf wife because it's just a wolf and then on full moon it turns into your wife. Werewife just somebody who turns into your wife on the full moon.

Ladywolfe starring Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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