Final Destination 5
Now that I’m a older, and a tiny bit wiser, I have to say, albeit hesitantly, “I lllll…iked Final Destination 5.”
If you’ve never seen any of the ‘Final Destinations’, here comes the basic outline. If you have, even just 1, you know the story already and you know exactly what’s gonna happen, “pass go”. A bunch of people are about to go somewhere/are somewhere, but a guy has a premonition and convinces some of the people in the plane/bus/car/roller coaster/speedway to get the heck out of there. Some (although reluctantly) leave and escape certain death… for now. Mysteriously, they start dying one by one because apparently you can’t cheat death. But oh, do they try. While we laugh at the gory, outlandish ways the writers kill off the characters.
In Final Destination 5, death is let loose after a group of coworkers on their way to a work retreat are saved from a bridge collapse, when Sam sees them all dying in a premonition. I’m not going to tell you much more about the story line, because I don’t want to give away the tiny bit that is left.
We can however talk graphics and 3D-ness. The bridge scene is great and mostly realistic looking, as is the rest of the film. There aren’t too many that-was-so-fake moments. If you’re going to spend some time and money on mindless entertainment, definitely see this in 3D. They make good use of 3D and it’s 43% more entertaining trying to doge non-existent poles.
The acting is average at best, but there is one guy that will make you think of Tom Cruise every time you see him.
If I can say this and not sound like some brutal psycho, the first few deaths are awesome but they seem to get less dramatic and impressive as the film nears the end. Considering you’re pretty much only watching it for the gore, it’s a bit disappointing. But the end does come around full circle with a nice homage to the first in the franchise.
Trying to figure out who’s going to die first is fun. Trying to figure out how’re they going to die is fun too. In fact, if you’re into black comedy, that won’t use too many braincells in the process, this film should satisfy your blood-lust.
Reviewed by: Nerice Collins