The typical FD modus operandi where Death itself goes after a group of late teens/20-somethings that survive a horrific scene of mass death but were not meant to. It also follows another time-honored tradition in the FD series of having endless plot holes and atrocious acting.
- Nick O'Bannon
- Lori Milligan
- Hunt Wynorski
- Janet Cunningham
- George Lanter
- Samantha Lane (a.k.a. "MILF")
- Cowboy guy
- Racist guy
- Mechanic guy
- The NASCAR racers keep driving at full speed despite the fact that there is a humongous scene of fire and black smoke and death happening all over the place for several minutes.
- The cowboy guy miraculously survived the opening dead scene, but it was not because of a premonition. Yet, he ends up dying anyway. So, does this mean that everyone who suffered even a minor injury at the race track was meant to die?
- An ambulance drives at least 75mph through a hospital parking lot and utterly obliterates a character and no one inside the ambulance even gets out after it screeches to a halt.
- The nail gun that shoots Nick's arm was empty when you first see it, but when Nick is near it, it apparently got magically refilled by a chill wind.
- A nail gun is virtually impossible to use as a projectile weapon and must be pressed up against a surface to discharge a nail. Yet, in this movie, it simply falls on the ground and discharges several.
- The construction area had a fire alarm that was frayed and disconnected and a fire extinguisher that was 99% empty. If that happened in real life, someone is going to jail or at the very least is getting sued.
- Nick puts out a chemical fire...with water. (Insert: "The Price is Right" loser sound effect.)
- Protagonists? - All of the main characters
- Ben Kingsley Paycheck - Mykelti Williamson
- Plot convenience - The lifeblood of most Final Destination movies
- Nonsensical Title - It's the fourth in a series of five movies, even though the title implies this would be the last movie
- Disrespecting the Dead - This is pretty much a given in this entire series (except maybe the original)
This review came out well before the advent of the Final Word, and James gave it a numeric score of 5/100; however, as of Episode 17, James retconned all numeric scores and gave this movie a Final Word--"Goldberg".