Final Destination and Cheating Death

I finally got around to watching the third installment in the ‘Final Destination’ series. For those who haven’t seen the movies, the plots more-or-less center around a group of people who have cheated death. Since death doesn’t like to be cheated, it comes back for each person one by one.

The movies are gory, shocking, and sometimes disgusting in the ways that they show how people die. I walked away from the third movie just shocked at what I had just seen. I thought to myself, “Wow. I’m glad it’s not really like that.”

I’m thankful that there is a God out there in complete control and we don’t have to rely on some mysterious “force” to determine our fates. In a twisted way, I am also thankful that God can’t be duped. There’s no escaping death with God. To do so would mean that God failed at something. And God doesn’t fail.

One thing that the ‘Final Destination’ movies never mentioned was where people go after death. There are priests at the funerals, but a ‘final destination’ is never really mentioned. I’m assuming that the final destination is death. But then what? Where did the people go after death?

In this life, the final destination for any person is eternity. Where that person ends up in eternity is entirely up to the individual.

2 Comments

  1. Interesting point Ronald. If I remember correctly, either in the first installment or the 2nd one, the 2 main characters go to a place where someone is burning bodies in the basement [Tony Todd as William Bludworth]. If I remember correctly, that guy is somehow shown to know something about what happens afterwards and thus more than the other people. I may be wrong, though.

    They did make each movie gorier than the precious one. I still think the first one was better than the other two, as it shows confusion and mystery to the whole thing.

  2. Bes,

    I think I remember the guy. Didn’t he play the bad guy in those Candy Man movies?

    I agree with you that the first one was much better from a suspense (and mystery) point of view. The 2nd and 3rd movies I basically watched to see how everybody would die. Yes, I’m twisted like that. 🙂

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