After a frightening vision of his plane crashing, high school student Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) causes a disturbance, getting himself and a few of his classmates ejected from the grounded jet. At the terminal, they view in horror as the plane explodes shortly after takeoff. The FBI suspects Alex, fellow students think he is a freak, and locals are fearful of him. But when those who escaped the doomed flight start dieing off from freakish occurrences, Alex comes up with a mystical theory that it had been the victims’ time to die. Now death is systematically taking the lives of those who escaped fate’s destination. These deaths are especially frightening because they seem empowered by a force that uses common components, including electricity, fire and water. The thriller then consists of the youngsters trying to avoid an unwelcome providence.
This thought-provoking escapist film is fatally wounded by gory imagery and obscene language, including nearly 50 uses of a particular curse word. The film has nothing to do with God’s plan for our lives, preferring to present an ominous entity that guides our paths without compassion or reason.