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Final Destination 5

3

This tired series needs to find its end soon...

Final Dest 5

“We all gotta get off this bus!” squeals the God-fodder teetering over a broken bridge in this gleeful fourth sequel, whose shiny, stabby 3D outdoes the previous instalment.

Nicholas D’Agosto is the savant who survives the disaster – one of the moneyshot sequences of the year – but for how long?

Although the exposition scenes distract from the grisly business of throwing sharp things show-stoppingly screenwards, writer Eric Heisserer and director Stephen Quale’s witty kills are such a blast you may wish they hadn’t wrapped the series up so neatly.

Next stop space?

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    • Toursiveu

      Aug 25th 2011, 13:42

      This is a picture from "Final Destination 4", not 5... Loved the film, way better than the previous on.

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    • TylerTomassi

      Aug 25th 2011, 14:13

      1

      Barring a memorable gymnastic sequence and use of a boat mast, this movie really doesn't have much going for it. The weak characters and script combined with too few decent deaths and a reliance on 3D to shock audiences left me cold. Despite this I'd like to see another - a reboot perhaps?

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    • Heisenberg

      Aug 27th 2011, 12:37

      Having seen all the FD movies, they are all relatively c**p bar the first one. The beauty of the first one was that it was simple mundane everyday things things that caused deaths, now it is just the most convoluted unrealistic series of events that cause over the top gore deaths. Its the same movie each time(avoiding death), just with worse acting each time and more blood to make up for it.

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    • trist808

      Aug 30th 2011, 3:28

      It's a Final Destination film? What were you expecting? They get on the bus, it crosses the river, over the bridge without incident and they all get off on the other side ... and LIVE?? No, it's a Final Destination film, they survive (some of them) and then they die off one by one ... if you've seen the other four (or any of the other four) films, then you should know exactly what to expect. @Heisenberg, honestly, why did you even bother going to watch this if you thought the last three were c**p? I'm not having a go, simply asking a question, did you think this would be any different, any better? Apart from two interesting turn of events towards the end of the film, this is formulaic stuff and yes, the deaths are now becoming more contrived, but that's part of the fun. If you don't like the previous installments, well, you weren't ever gonna like this were you? I enjoyed it as a piece of Friday night fun that just shouldn't be taken seriously, the 3D isn't too bad either and the bridge sequence is the best I've seen since ... well Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes to be honest, but before that, I can't remember when. Worth seeing just for that alone. One thing though, can someone please get Tony Todd a Strepsil? That man's throat must be hurting something fierce ...

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    • Legacy3D

      Sep 11th 2011, 23:03

      1

      A luck few survive a disaster only to be followed by death in some form until one by one there is no one left. This is the basic formula behind the final destination series which began eleven years ago. This time a group of office workers on a team building exercise, travel in a bus over a suspension bridge when Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto) has a vision of the bridge collapsing and every one dyeing upon it. After seeing what was going to happen he was able to save several of the other employees on the bus, including best friend Peter (Miles Fisher), his girlfriend Molly (Emma Bell) and their boss Dennis (David Koechner). Shortly after this however the group begin to die in strange incidents one after the other. This leads to the survivors trying to find any way to cheat death and remain alive. This is the second Final Destination movie to be released in 3D after The Final Destination In 2009. Having many movies being released in 3D since last year most of them gain nothing from the effects, Final Destination 5 however uses the 3D technology well as there are moments including the opening credits when objects are coming out of the screen at you. Another positive is the ending which brings a surprising twist to the movie. However the script and the cast are quite weak for the most part as you care very little about the characters and certain lines are just not believable. The death scenes are a mixed bag as some are interesting to watch and make you think how the character will meet there end. Others are just not creative and it appears as if the series is quickly running out of ways to kill of its cast. Overall Final Destination 5 (3D) is able to keep the series interesting, but the film makers should end the series now before this franchise meets its own grave.

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    • Legacy3D

      Sep 11th 2011, 23:04

      A luck few survive a disaster only to be followed by death in some form until one by one there is no one left. This is the basic formula behind the final destination series which began eleven years ago. This time a group of office workers on a team building exercise, travel in a bus over a suspension bridge when Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto) has a vision of the bridge collapsing and every one dyeing upon it. After seeing what was going to happen he was able to save several of the other employees on the bus, including best friend Peter (Miles Fisher), his girlfriend Molly (Emma Bell) and their boss Dennis (David Koechner). Shortly after this however the group begin to die in strange incidents one after the other. This leads to the survivors trying to find any way to cheat death and remain alive. This is the second Final Destination movie to be released in 3D after The Final Destination In 2009. Having many movies being released in 3D since last year most of them gain nothing from the effects, Final Destination 5 however uses the 3D technology well as there are moments including the opening credits when objects are coming out of the screen at you. Another positive is the ending which brings a surprising twist to the movie. However the script and the cast are quite weak for the most part as you care very little about the characters and certain lines are just not believable. The death scenes are a mixed bag as some are interesting to watch and make you think how the character will meet there end. Others are just not creative and it appears as if the series is quickly running out of ways to kill of its cast. Overall Final Destination 5 (3D) is able to keep the series interesting, but the film makers should end the series now before this franchise meets its own grave.

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    • Legacy3D

      Sep 11th 2011, 23:05

      3

      A luck few survive a disaster only to be followed by death in some form until one by one there is no one left. This is the basic formula behind the final destination series which began eleven years ago. This time a group of office workers on a team building exercise, travel in a bus over a suspension bridge when Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto) has a vision of the bridge collapsing and every one dyeing upon it. After seeing what was going to happen he was able to save several of the other employees on the bus, including best friend Peter (Miles Fisher), his girlfriend Molly (Emma Bell) and their boss Dennis (David Koechner). Shortly after this however the group begin to die in strange incidents one after the other. This leads to the survivors trying to find any way to cheat death and remain alive. This is the second Final Destination movie to be released in 3D after The Final Destination In 2009. Having many movies being released in 3D since last year most of them gain nothing from the effects, Final Destination 5 however uses the 3D technology well as there are moments including the opening credits when objects are coming out of the screen at you. Another positive is the ending which brings a surprising twist to the movie. However the script and the cast are quite weak for the most part as you care very little about the characters and certain lines are just not believable. The death scenes are a mixed bag as some are interesting to watch and make you think how the character will meet there end. Others are just not creative and it appears as if the series is quickly running out of ways to kill of its cast. Overall Final Destination 5 (3D) is able to keep the series interesting, but the film makers should end the series now before this franchise meets its own grave. 3 Stars

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    • Legacy3D

      Sep 11th 2011, 23:05

      First Stars rating is mistake

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