Well, folks, Krista Allen’s getting another shot at terror hottie-dom thanks to upcoming sequel / reboot The Final Destination, and despite the fact that I’m frankly very concerned about how this sucker’s going to turn out, I’m getting some reasons for hope. Oh, come on–you can’t blame me for being concerned that the fourth movie in the series might, you know, kinda suck.
The plot is fairly standard for a Final Destination–bunch of kids just barely avoids death, blah blah blah, Death gets torqued that his “design” is subverted, yadda yadda, kids die in various horrible ways as Death stretches his Rube Goldberg muscles.
Granted, I love the whole Rube Goldberg mechanic, as Death tries to kill kids by turning on a water faucet that knocks over a bottle of shampoo and the combination makes the floor so slick that the target ends up slipping and falling, breaking open the medicine cabinet door and slitting his throat. And it actually gets more elaborate than that. But I’m a little concerned that the fourth may be somewhat lessened on the quality front. Won’t have to wait long to find out, though–this one hits theatres August 28th.