Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Final Destination 5 Movie Review

While on a company trip, Sam Lawton (Nicholas D'Agosto) has a premonition of a bridge collapsing. He rushes off the bridge, followed by several of his co-workers, just in time to watch the disaster up close. Having cheated death, the group must now find a way to avoid death's revenge.

Pretty much my worst nightmare

Yes, it's essentially the same plot as the other four, but this one has a new twist--the returning Bludworth (Tony Todd) tells the group they can cheat death by offering it another life. While this is a nice little twist to what we have come to know, one can't help but wonder why Bludworth has never offered this up before. This is a little distracting when considering the series as a whole, but it's not enough to take anything away from the enjoyment of the film. This is the second film in the series to be released in 3D, but unlike part 4, when you watch it on DVD the 3D stuff isn't distracting, and it certainly does not come off as gimmicky. The acting is a step up from the previous installment, but still does not match the first two films of the series. The death scenes are actually really well done in this movie and look far more realistic than most since the first film. And the ending--I won't give anything away, but I will say I did not see it coming (my girlfriend claims she did) and it is very effective. The end credits serve as an additional bit of awesomeness. As of this writing there are no announced plans to make a sixth movie in this series, and considering the other ones were released about three years apart, and it's now been almost four years since this movie was released, I would say there's a good chance this is the last of the Final Destination films. I think this film wraps up the series nicely, and as much as I like this series, I kind of hope they are done with it (and I certainly hope it never gets a horrible reboot).

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

Final Destination 5 Movie Trailer

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