Don’t Look Back Movie Review

From the creators of Final Destination. In Theaters & On Demand on October 16, 2020

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If you loved the Final Destination movies, you’re going to love Don’t Look Back. It’s written and directed by Jeffrey Reddick, the creator of the Final Destination movies.

Caitlin Kramer is among a group of people who witness the murder of a man. Everyone watches him get beat to death, and one witness is even filming the incident. Finally, Caitlin, who froze due to a traumatic past, snaps out of it and calls 911.

Dwight from The Office, ahem, Rainn Wilson, plays the news anchor and paints the witnesses as horrible people because they all watched a man get murdered and did nothing to stop it.

Caitlin soon starts seeing the dead man and hearing him call her name. She also starts seeing the number 27 everywhere.

The victim's brother is angry and decides to name all of the witnesses on the news, making it unsafe for all of them. When witnesses start to die in mysterious circumstances, Caitlin knows something’s not right. Is it a killer or something else?

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***SPOILERS FOR FINAL DESTINATION & DON’T LOOK BACK BELOW***

**DON’T READ PAST HERE IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN FINAL DESTINATION OR DON’T LOOK BACK***

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I watched and loved all of the Final Destination movies. Now, I loved them because “death” was going around taking people because they should have died in a plane crash, racecar crash, etc. but somehow survived. It was mysterious and involved the supernatural. That made it interesting, especially to see how the survivors were going to continue to cheat death, or if they even believed that death was after them.

I expected Don’t Look Back to have this same supernatural force and mystery to it, but at the end of the movie I find out it’s just a killer. There’s a human going around killing all of the survivors and he’s trying to pin it on Caitlin. It’s still a great movie, but it’s not what I expected from the creator of the Final Destination franchise. Where’s the mystery? Where’s the karma? I thought there would be this awesome karmic force going after the witnesses of the murder who did nothing to stop it. That was disappointing for me.

What do you think?

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Nicky LaMarco is a content writer and strategist with more than 16 years of experience.

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