Final Destination 5 details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||P.J. Byrne, Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, David Koechner, Tony Todd, Courtney B. Vance|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
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Final Destination 5
|Rental release:||23 Jan 2012|
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Gleefully gruesome with surprising wit and styleBy BlaiseT (13 reviews) from Nottingham , 26 Aug 2011
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[Highly rated reviewer]Like Saw, Final Destination is a series that started with an interesting premise and ended up relying on gruesome death scenes to keep audiences coming back sequel after sequel. However, unlike Saw, Final Destination makes a surprising last minute comeback with a film that just might be the best of the series.
Of course, this is all very relative- while it is technically correct to say that is a far better movie than Final Destination 4, it's also technically correct to say that being punched in the face is far better than being glassed in the face and then also rolled in a pit of razor blades and set on fire. The premise remains exactly the same- an attractive twenty-something experiences a premonition of a horrible accident on a plane/a rollercoaster/at a race track/in a petting zoo, and while they're running around in circles gibbering about how they're all going to die, they are escorted from the plane/rollercoaster/race track/petting zoo along with their attractive twenty-something friends and some cannon fodder (say, a Ditzy Blonde, a Stupid Jock, a Forever Doomed Black Guy, some kind of comic relief and a couple of oldies), thereby avoiding the accident. Feeling cheated, Death then comes for the survivors one by one.
Okay, so there's a reason why people come back for the gruesome death scenes. Death has a real sense of humour in the Final Destination films. 'Alright, sunshine, you think you're clever, do you? You think you're gonna cheat Death? Well, let me show you what we think of smartasses around these here parts'. Cue hilariously prolonged and gleefully gruesome death scenes that are especially well executed in the fifth installment. 3D is well utilised without being jarring, and there are some truly horrible uses of acupuncture needles and laser eye surgery that deliver the right mixture of shrieks and giggles.
All in all, it's a surprisingly good effort with a macabre sense of humour. Final Destination 5 never takes itself too seriously and manages to keep the same tired formula surprisingly punchy even as we know exactly what will happen. The ending delivers a neat little twist that finishes up the series very nicely- now let's hope this is the Finalest Final Destination of them all, and the series will be allowed to go out in style (and showers of 3D blood and rupturing eyeballs).
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5 to manyBy smurfysmile (2 reviews) , 03 Aug 20125 to many 1st film ok there is only so many times you can revive a lame film idea!. 2nd film was acceptable but 3 4 5 we could of done without come up with some new ideas for films not reheating old ones.
Surprisingly not a waste of timeBy billybbadger (64 reviews) , 14 Jul 2012This is easily the best sequel. But then all thing considered that isn't saying too much. 3 and 4 were amazingly bad. This one manages to recapture some of what made the original enjoyable. The deaths are - of course - mostly ridiculous but they manage to avoid dropping over the edge to plain unbelievably stupid. And some of the characters are good enough so you almost care about what happens to them. And it has a twist that I almost didn't see coming. Almost but not quite. If you liked the first one watch this. Worth a watch.
Good Film :)By RachelG (5 reviews) from Whitley Bay , 07 Jul 2012Good film, always loved the Final Destinations although they are the reason I won't do half the things I used to but this one wasn't so bad because everything they did I never do :)
Anyways think it was a really good film but don't think any will beat the 3rd one!
Surprisingly GoodBy markmaz333 (102 reviews) , 02 Jul 2012Did not see instalments 3 or 4 but decided to see this one as it had been years.
Laughably gory deaths. Only saw it in 2D but I am sure 3D would be even better.
Another Smart MovieBy Crookshanks (327 reviews) from Newport, Shropshire , 22 Jun 2012I just love the final destination franchise, very imaginitive even if the same plot has been used over and over again. The deaths were, as always, inventive and gruesome. However the best part was the ending, which I won't reveal, but a great plot twist which I loved. I hope this is the final destination for this movie franchise, which I've enjoyed immensley but enough is enough now and its time for it to come to a close.