This movie really gabbed my attention when it first came out. Although it had all the horror movie stock characters, I appreciated the creative plot twists and story-line.
I've not watched the movie series that has trailed behind the original Final Destination, and I have no desire to as I suspect they are awful. You are free to tell me if I'm wrong. But I don't think I'm wrong. Besides, I like tucking this little goody away to be enjoyed at random times.
If you've been detoured from watching the original because the Final Destination series is so bad then please, put those fears away. Watch the original and never look back (or at the series) again.