'Final Destination 3'
(Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kris Lemche, Alex Johnson, et al / R / 82 mins / New Line)
Overview: A high-school senior has a premonition in which she dies in a roller coaster accident along with three of her friends. She uses her knowledge of the future event to cheat death … but the Grim Reaper isn't happy about that and comes to seek his revenge.
Verdict: "FD3' is an escalating contest of can-you-top-this brutality, with each death staged as the final link in a Rube Goldberg chain reaction. But, of course you knew that before you either watched the film or read this review! And yes it still delivers a certain degree of over-the-top amusement, but where it lacks the novelty of the first; the panache of the second, 'FD3' funnels down to be nothing short of a desultorily plotted affair that feels less like a thriller than a homicidal checklist! In short, 'FD3' is a popcorn-at-home rental at its very, VERY best!