5 Hours Left to Support a Troper-Created Project : Personal Space (discuss)

Tear Jerker / Final Destination

  • The end of Final Destination 5. Though like most of the endings it was something to be expected, since you can't escape death. We have the two survivors that cheated death, now they move on. After hearing the freak out from the first movie, the happy mood changes to Oh Crap!. The plane sucks Molly out of the window seat as Sam desperately tries to hold on. She slips and dies getting sliced in half by the wing. Rather than panic Sam simply has a Heroic BSOD for a few seconds and then closes his eyes in acceptance before the fire burns him to death. Of course this turned into a Crowning Moment of Funny when the landing wheel just so happens to hit the last survivor... moments after he found out the man that he killed was gonna die in a few days anyway.
  • Final Destination 2 manages to make you feel sorry for almost everyone on Death's list. Some examples:
    • When Nora tells Kimberly she has accepted that she's going to die because there's nothing left for her after her husband and her son's deaths.
      • Makes it worse when she's getting her head cut off by the elevator, she starts screaming "I don't wanna die!".
    • As Kat is stuck in her car, Clear goes to check if she's all right. Despite having been selfish and uncaring before, Kat tells her to search for Isabella, as she will be fine. It's the first time she shows empathy towards the rest of the group.
  • In Final Destination 3, you can't help feeling sorry for Wendy when she realizes that her boyfriend Jason is still in the roller coaster. She was very desperate to get him off that ride since she was the one that had the premonition of the coaster crashing.
  • In Final Destination 1, when Tod is telling the FBI agents that his brother told him to keep an eye on Alex and that he stayed on the plane. The look on Tod's face when he realizes his brother died.
  • Regardless of the quality of said franchise, the idea that several people are being hunted down by Death itself simply for trying to "cheat" death. Seeing as how powerful Death is, you'd think he/she/it would just give them quick, painless deaths, but instead goes out of its way to induce pants pissing amounts of fear and paranoia, only for the victims to die cruel and unusual deaths (though not all of them are unusual, the methods still seem cruel). The entire premise of Final Destination seems at least somewhat Tear Jerker ish given that Death is going on what basically consists of a Roaring Rampage of Revenge just because some people want to do what many people want to do; LIVE.