FINAL DESTINATION 3
FINAL DESTINATION 3-Germany/United States/Canada-2006
Featuring in order of demise:
Directed by James Wong
Written by Glen Morgan and James Wong
Based on characters created by Jeffrey Reddick
All it takes is for a person to view the tanning bed scene in “Final Destination 3” to realize that Death has a sense of humor. Ashlyn (Crystal Lowe, “Wrong Turn 2: Dead End“) and Ashley (Chelan Simmons, “Stephen King’s IT“) are getting their bronze on when through a series of unfortunate events the temperature is raised and they become trapped and are burned to a crisp inside their tanning beds. The moral of this whole deal is that if you’re going to lie down in something that resembles a coffin you may end up lying in the real thing sooner than you think.
Another example of death being a funny guy is in the character of Frankie Cheeks (Scott Easton, “The Butterfly Effect”). Seriously, the guy’s name sounds like he should be in the Mafia; and we know that Mafia guys don’t last long in the movies. Buh-bye, Frankie; say hi to Don Corleone for me.
What about poor Erin (Alexz Johnson, “Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical“)? Her death occurs when she’s shot multiple times by the nail gun her boyfriend was using to kill pigeons. She’s not even given a last name. People with last names usually don’t survive a horror film. Erin, we hardly knew you.
Of course, let’s not forget Ian McKinley (Kris Lemche, “Ginger Snaps”). Dude, you have the last name of a president who was assassinated. Yeah, you’ll go far in “Final Destination 3″. Moving right along.
I have never made any bones about my love for the “Final Destination” franchise. I know that its mindless entertainment with the same plot re-hashed and changed up in each movie. With “Final Destination 3″ it’s a roller coaster and not a multi-car freeway collision and it’s not A.J. Cook but the doe-eyed Mary Elizabeth Winstead freaking out when Death calls for herself and her friends. I actually find myself looking forward to seeing these films and I think the reason is because I would rather see some other poor bastard meet their demise than to have to experience it myself. The last words of convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris were misquoted from “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey“. He said, “You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the grim reaper.” That may be true, but for now I’ll just sit out that dance and let someone else have a turn…but only in the movies.
Helga Ungurait, the script supervisor, referred to Texas Battle as “the king of adding the word ‘fuck’”, for ad-libbing the word so much.
The scene taking place in the tanning booth was a closed set. Only the camera operators were in the same room with Chelan Simmons and Crystal Lowe and black curtains were draped to keep onlookers out.
Ian’s last name, the high school’s name and the town’s name of McKinley, refer to President William McKinley, who was assassinated.
Tony Todd, who played the mortician in the first two films, provides the voice of the devil above the entrance to the roller coaster. He also provides the speaker’s voice saying, “This is the end of the line” in the subway towards the end of the movie.
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Crush of the Day (1340thefan.com)
- Freaky Final Destination Experiences: What Are Your Near-Death Moments? (923now.cbslocal.com)
- Gina Holden [See Her Tonight in THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT] (coedmagazine.com)
- A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE Official Gala at Victoria Film Festival (prweb.com)
- 10 Best Crash Movies (mademan.com)
- ‘Destination Truth’: Team Finds Hundreds Of Hanging Coffins (5min.com)
- Clip joint: amusement parks (guardian.co.uk)
- ‘Now I realise just how important convoy was’ (timesofmalta.com)
- The Consummate Traveler: The Undercover Tourist (theepochtimes.com)
- TMZ EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga Muse Adam Bertrand Set to Star in Warner Bros’ Final Destination 5 (prweb.com)
Posted on 08/15/2012, in Films in the Final Destination Series, Films Released In 2006, Movies and tagged Chelan Simmons, Crystal Lowe, Final Destination, Final Destination 3, Jeffrey Reddick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, United States, William McKinley. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.