FINAL DESTINATION 3
Paganizing America’s Teenagers
Release Date: February 10, 2006
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Wnstead, Ryan
Merriman, Kris Lemche, Texas
Battle, Alexz Johnson, Jesse
Moss, and Sam Easton
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 92 minutes
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Director: James Wong
Executive Producer: Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener
and Matt Moore
Producer: Craig Perry, Warren Zide, Glen
Morgan, and James Wong
Writer: Glen Morgan and James Wong
Address Comments To:Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne
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In the story, Wendy and her boyfriend are hanging out with friends at a senior class high school trip to an amusement park. Her friends want to ride the devilish roller coaster, but before the train even leaves the gate, Wendy has a premonition of the coaster breaking apart and everyone dying terrible deaths. She stops the coaster, and several people get off in the ruckus, including her, but not her boyfriend. Of course, her premonition comes true. When three more people die, she realizes that photos she took at the park may provide clues to stop Death from taking the rest of the people who got off the coaster when she stopped it, including herself.
The main concept behind the FINAL DESTINATION movies is that Death cannot be denied once it picks you out. As in the other two movies, Death is an inexorable, even satanic force with no god or divine, benevolent supernatural being controlling it. This pagan worldview is abhorrent, as is the movie’s glorification of gruesome, bloody accidents.
It is also interesting to note that practically all the teenagers in this movie are obnoxious, crude morons who have no belief in God or Jesus Christ. Thus, not only is there almost nobody to root for in this picture, the movie also shows what happens when American teenagers have no moral, godly foundation in their lives. As such, it reveals the kind of abhorrent world that results when the radical, left-wing secularists in the mass media and in the judicial system, who don’t even want to let children have a voluntary prayer time in their schools, get their way. Thus, FINAL DESTINATION 3 provides further evidence of the paganization of American children and the paganization of the entertainment industry.
FINAL DESTINATION 3 is a pretty lame exercise at modern horror that wallows in gruesome accidental deaths. It is more interested in showing how gruesome it can be rather than developing a real story with meaningful characters. Its worldview is just as abhorrent. The movie depicts Death as an inexorable, even satanic force with no god or divine, benevolent supernatural being controlling it. The movie’s sad depiction of secularized teenagers also shows what happens when God and the Bible are removed from children’s lives.