What happens if you could see your death and how it occurs? Would you do everything you could to prevent it and change the course of your life and cheat death? Well for high school senior Alex Browning (Devon Sawa, "Casper") he has a fear of flying, which doesn't make a senior class trip to Paris, France any easier for him to deal with. However he does get on the plane and suddenly has a vision of the plane ripping apart and blowing up, wish of course frightens him and he causes enough of a scene that he gets thrown off the plane and a teacher and a few students follow him. Among them are Clear Rivers (Ali Larter, "Obsessed", T.V.'s "Heroes") and Carter Horton (Kerr Smith, TV's "Dawson's Creek").
The plane takes off and does end up blowing up, so while he's never charged with the crime almost everyone who survived and was affected by the disaster blames him for it. A few months pass and strange things start to happen, the students involved end up having strange things happen to them and those who survived find out the hard way that you can't escape or cheat death. Tony Todd ("Candyman", "The Rock") makes an appearance as a mortician who talks about deaths design for everyone and when your number is up you can't escape.
While this sounds like typical horror fare and at times it is what helps "Final Destination" is a good cast, some inventive death scenes and a halfway decent story that really makes it seem like more of a film than the later sequels. One particular favorite scene of mine was when a blond girl is fed up and goes to leave only to forget she should look both ways before crossing the street, for lack of a better cliche.
I personally enjoyed this film as it was well paced, good amount of scares and gore and again the acting really wasn't too bad. Its worth having if you're a horror fan. ***1/2 out of 4 stars.