The Daily Stream: Sole Survivor Is The Proto-Final Destination Nightmare For Your Watchlist
(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Sole Survivor”Where You Can Stream It: ShudderThe Pitch: Among the five installments (soon to be six) of the celebrated “Final Destination” franchise, one maxim sits at the core of every elaborate death contained therein, summed up by Tony Todd’s Bludworth: “In death, there are no accidents, no coincidences, no mishaps, and no escapes.” When someone escapes death — say, a plane crash that kills everyone else on board — the resident Reaper figure of the franchise explains that near-death experiences are something like bugs in a system that, in the end, always gets their man.
Death as an active enforcer was a hit concept for these movies, but “Sole Survivor” was playing in the same sandbox decades ago.
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