After "The Final Destination" aka Final Destination 4, the series had left a bad taste in my mouth. The plot was boring, the characters were wooden and stupid, and the deaths were unimaginative drivel.
When news of a Fifth film was coming out, shot in 3D of course, I was massively skeptical of it being anything but a Redbox/Netflix rental.
But I was wrong.
With the Fifth movie in the series, Final Destination has redeemed itself completely with a fun and cartoonishly violent entry into the series.
The actors are for the most part no-names who look like other actors (theres a dead-on tom cruise knock-off,a heather graham knock-off, elijah wood knock-off, etc) with the only recognizable faces belonging to the ever-present advice spewing Mortician, played creepily by Tony Todd, A puzzled police detective played by Law and Order:CI alum Courtney B. Vance, and a manager played by David Koechner, who seems to play assholes in every film he's in.
Once again the plot involves someone getting a vision of everyone dying just before the actual tragic accident occurs, this time involving a bus and collapsing bridge,
and the survivors start dying one by one in that fiendish rube goldberg death march we've all come to know and love.
The Deaths are violent, brutal, over-the-top, and honestly funny as hell. The trailer involves possible death via a Lasik malfunction, but it's much more brutal and a little revolting when it fully plays out.
Where the film falters is once again the wooden and boring characters, who are simply set pieces waiting to be smashed,burned,shot,or punctured in a variety of ways, but I can almost forgive it simply for the film being as fun as it was to watch.
All in all with the hilarious deaths, supremely fun ending, excellent use of 3D and genuinely good cgi for a horror flick, but once again having lovely and boring characters, I give Final Destination 5
|# ? Aug 15, 2011 22:09|
|# ? May 25, 2013 13:15|
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
The Final Destination
Final Destination 5
I remember rolling my eyes when I first heard the title of "The Final Destination." Whenever a series has the word "final" in its title you know there will be at least nine sequels. Prefixing the fourth installment with "the" was just hilarious. The final destination. This one is really it. I wondered how long it would be before the fifth one would come out and what they would call it.
The name they came up with pretty much tells the story, which is "we thought another one of these would make money." I imagine a conveyor belt full of potential Final Destination movies, steadily chugging along. A bridge collapses with a bus on it. Final Destination 5. Stamp, kaching. A vital beam in a skyscraper fails. Final Destination 6. Stamp, kaching. Terrorists set off a bomb during the super bowl. Final Destination: Numberless Subtitle. Stamp, kaching.
|# ? Sep 21, 2011 03:18|