Final Destination 5 Goes Hard! No spoilers (by Studly135)
So first off, I was able to catch an early screening in Pierce County and went in with somewhat lukewarm expectations. With the cast, director, writer, and budget on board I felt it could be good but I had a lot more fun than anticipated. Opening scene was one of the more intense and crazy. I'm a fan of the 2nd . Very much improved visual effects here. The 3D was executed better than the 4th as well. Character wise it was obvious they did better casting Nicholas, Tony, Emma . I truly wanted some of these randoms to live. Deaths here are top notch, very blunt and very cringe worthy. This <more>
movie truly did improve on all aspects that the 3rd and 4th lacked...a creepy realistic feel. A few new aspects are thrown in as well which help keep the story fresh and not feel repetitive. If you are ready for this 3D roller-coaster then go see this well made guilty pleasure.
Final Destination 5 : The Best of Them All? (by Premillenium)
Warning, spoilers MIGHT be ahead. The "Final Destination" franchise began going downhill rapidly from the third movie. But, will the fifth movie help the franchise go back up or will it continue going downhill fast? I saw this movie about a month ago, and I must say that, in my opinion, this is the most brutal, the most gruesome, and the most clever movie of the entire franchise. It has many well-thought out death scenes, and one death scene in the movie made me cringe and look away, and trust me, I watched A LOT of slasher/gornography films. One of the most famous scene is the <more>
lasik surgery which I thought was pretty good. I'm not going to spoil it for you. First off, this movie has a very interesting plot line. As you heard from the trailer, you know the new death rule, and I think it is pretty clever. But, why didn't Bludworth tell it to the others? Hmmm...? Second of all, the characters are very very relatable. You can actually tell if one hates the other, and one is friends with the other for a long time. Plus, you will also feel bad if one character dies. You will actually say "Oh, why did he/she die? NOOO!" Not just a typical "Oh, he/she died. Who's next?". The acting is very impressive, hence the professional and experienced actors. I think this is one of the reasons why this movie made it to my highest rank of the "Final Destination" franchise. Third, what is this franchise famous of? Exactly, the unique death scenes that happens from the materials/places we see/go to everyday. There are some death scenes here that are very gruesome that if I picture it, I either cringe or smile on how good the death scenes are. One death scene made it to my top 15 most brutal death scenes I have ever seen. Some of you might know it, some of you might not. One thing for sure is, you will know it when you see the movie in August. Lastly, the ending of the whole movie. The ending that made me gasp and left my jaw dropped open for the rest of the movie. It is a pity that many people know it already and spoiled it for everyone, because thy will not be as surprised as everybody on the screening when we reached the ending of the movie. All I gotta tell you is re-watch the whole franchise and soak in every scene you see.. : So, this review might not be as long as you want it, or as detailed as you hoped for. But, all I have to say is watch the movie. It is way worth your money and your time.
Final Destination 5, Best Sequel to Date! (by elmstreetjme)
Spoiler Free This movie is everything you could hope, the opening disaster is by far the best and most detailed. Every death will make you cringe in your seat! Steven Quale really sets the bar for this series, the 3D is used very well and it's possibly the best 3D movie of the year, in my opinion. The characters are very relatable and likable and you actually care for them. Emma Bell and Arlen Escarpeta. This is a great throw back from the atrocious film The Final Destination, it's a great conclusion and there's plenty of fantastic twists that will mind blow you.I'd suggest <more>
seeing this in 3D to get the full effect of Final destination 5! 10/10
I'm a huge fan of the Final Destination series. They aren't Oscar contenders, but they are certainly quite entertaining. However, after hearing a lot of negative feedback on the 4th FD, I decided not to watch it and hung my head in disappointment. I genuinely thought my favorite deadly franchise had finally bit the dust itself, and in a bad way. But when I heard about this fifth and final Final Destination, I decided to give it one more chance. Because hey, I hadn't been to the theater in awhile and if it sucked I'd at least have a good laugh. But, I am very happy to report <more>
that I was pleasantly surprised by Final Destination 5.The story, as other reviewers have mentioned, really sets FD5 up to good prospects. It feels a lot more like the first FD, much darker without being too complex. I honestly liked the 2nd and 3rd ones a lot, but they were missing the creepy factor that the first installment had. This fifth episode really brings it back. The characters are surprisingly believable. Granted, you have the gratuitous hot chick and ladies man, but the characters never feel contrived or forced. Kudos to the actors for keeping this from being a $5-bin campy horror film.The effects, even in 2D, were just as I think a film's effects should be: realistic enough to avoid the fake-factor, but not so excessive that they drown out everything else in the film. Yes, one could argue that these movies are all about death, but what always made them different for me from other horrors was the focus on build-up. The FD franchise has it's fans trained to watch for every little thing in a scene that could cause someone's demise until your skin crawls--and FD5 gives the audience this "detective" feeling perfectly.To be honest, I wasn't expecting much out of this movie. However, from the very beginning, I was impressed. A few points of warning: it is very graphic, but anyone who has seen any of the other FD films should know that already. Also, you will not enjoy this film as much if you haven't watched at least the 1st FD, if not the 2nd and 3rd as well. When you factor in the story and characters, the death and mayhem we've all come to love, and one of the best plot twists I've seen this year, FD5 is very worth watching. Go on, have some fun.But you all just be careful, now. ;
This will make you love all the FD films all over again. I saw this movie opening night and I am so very glad I did. They have stepped up the quality of the film and the creativity of the deaths. Not since FD2 have I enjoyed one of these films. If you read bad reviews do not trust them go see it for yourself and you will believe. The acting was much better then number 4 not as good as number 2. Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen you are hit with a surprise and I was left saying wow. I saw the 2D version of the movie not really of big fan of 3D. The movie to me had good <more>
balance did not move to slow and the deaths were extremely creative and at times shocking.
Final Destination 5. The best sequel since 3? (by obsessedmovies)
Well at least in my opinion. Probably better. 3 was always my favorite along with the first one. I think this is the best one. I haven't quite decided. It is fantastic. The acting was good. Way better than the 4th one's. The kills were great. Very cringe-worthy. The effects were very good. Especially the bridge collapse. Although, there was one shot at the end of the premonition that was very bad. I won't say what, but once you see it, you'll agree. The cast was great. I can see a lot of people disliking D'Agosto's performance, but personally I thought he was great. <more>
The ending was amazing. Definitely the best part of the movie. There are many hints leading up to it, but it is still very shocking. Unfortunately, I had the ending as well as many of the deaths spoiled already. But, they are still very shocking. I guarantee die-hard Final Destination fans will be very pleased. I definitely recommend it.9/10.
A Fun Roller Coaster Gore-fest! Must see in 3D! (by Batman5273)
"No matter where you run, no matter where you hide you can't cheat death. Or can you?" Final Destination 5 brings the franchise to an end with an over the top, roller coaster ride of an experience. Did they save the best for last or should the franchise have died a long time ago? STORY On a clear sunny morning, Sam and a group of his co-workers from a paper plant assemble to attend a corporate retreat. They jump on a chartered bus and head off for the weekend. While stopped in traffic on a bridge, something goes horribly wrong. The suspension bridge that is under construction <more>
starts to crumble and collapse. What comes next are some of the most violent death sequences imaginable. But wait was it a dream? Sam wakes up on the bus and notices that things he just imagined are starting to really happen. He yells at everyone to get off the bus and run like hell. Just then the bridge cables snap and the concrete shatters. Sam's vision is coming true. Thankfully he was able to save the majority of his friends or the "Lucky 8‚Ä≥ as the local news calls them. But the peril is not over for Sam and his friends. One by one the "Lucky 8‚Ä≥ start dying in horrific accidents. At every incident, a dark ominous figure lurks in the shadows. When questioned, the man tells the survivors that they were suppose to die on the bridge and that Death is coming for them to balance the equation. However if they can be replaced by the death of another, then Death will spare them and they will take on the that person's lifespan. A few of the survivors heed the words of the stranger and decide that in order to live they have to kill someone to take their place. OVERVIEW Let's face it if you have seen any of the Final Destination movies, you already know what this movie is about and what happens. Lets face it, the plot is pretty thin. The movie really is just a series of grotesque, bloody, crazy, far fetched death scenes. The acting is pretty shallow and the dialog is corny. With that being said, it is a fun ass movie! I never went Oh and Ah so many times in a theater. Imagine watching a train hit a semi truck full of cows. That is what Final Destination 5 is all about. Every one in the audience roared, cheered, and even laughed at how fantastical people were killed. When you see this movie your jaw will drop and you will squirm in your seat. The cast is headed by Nicholas D'Agosto as Sam the guy who sees the vision. Emma Bell plays Sam's girlfriend, Molly. And Miles Fisher as Peter, Sam's friend and boss. The rest of the ensemble cast plays the stereotypical horror film roles: The cute athletic girl, the goth slutty chick, the horny Jewish guy, the token black guy, and the asshole corporate boss. The biggest star of the show was a cameo by "Candyman" himself, Tony Todd. Todd plays the bearer of bad news to the survivors. The film was directed by Steven Quale which marks his feature film debut. He has worked visual effects with James Cameron on Terminator 2, The Abyss, Titanic and Avatar. His expertise with those movies is what make Final Destination 5 so insanely crazy to watch. What I really liked was the magic trick he played with the audience. He would distract you with what you thought was going to kill the characters and before you knew it, something else jumps in and throws off your instincts. He kept the audience guessing. I am not a big proponent of 3D. Most audiences today hate the higher ticket prices just to watch a darker, less colorful version. Very few movies does the technology work. Final Destination 5 is one of those movies you absolutely, positively have to see in 3D to truly appreciate the full effect. The movie starts off with 5 minutes of in your face visuals during the opening credits. Objects involved in the deaths of previous characters is thrown at you in slow motion while they shatter glass. The opening credits set the pace for the film with the over the top visuals that you can only appreciate in 3D. Final Destination 5 is not going to win an Oscar, maybe an MTV Movie Award though. It is filled with so much carnage that the weak of heart better stay home. But that's what we want in a horror/thriller flick. We want to jump in our seats and cringe at the gore. We want to hold onto our significant other's arm and look away at the scary parts. We want to watch in disbelief just as we would a brutal car crash. I am telling you that I had so much fun watching Final Destination 5 that I want you to experience it for yourself. And please see it in 3D. You will not be disappointed. P.S. Pay very close attention in the last scene, especially to what one of the characters is holding in his hand. You'll totally understand what I am talking about when you see it.
If you're going in to see FD5, it's because you know what you're expecting. Although I'm a fan of the series, I'll admit it did show its staleness after FD2, which is arguably the series' high point. As expected, the formula hasn't changed, although there are a few new tweaks here, the main one including the addition that the survivors can now kill someone to take their life and maybe, just maybe, escape Death's clutches. It's interesting to note that this new twist is the opposite of what was offered in FD2, in which new life can defeat Death, but taking <more>
life is much more readily apparent and dramatic than creating new life. Not only do they have to worry about Death, but they also have to worry about what they are willing to do to survive, which provides some very tense external conflict between the characters. As you guys might have figured out from the above, yes, FD5 has a plot this time around. There's also an unexpected ending that you will make you go OMG or WTF, if it isn't already spoiled to you, of course. It's also good to know that Eric Heisserer's tight script devotes some time to the survivors that are getting picked off. You start to feel for them as they are about to die. As much as I'm thankful for this, it's obvious that people still see these films for the opening disaster and death sequences, and they do not disappoint. Without spoiling anything, the opening bridge disaster is a nasty piece of work, utilizing the 3D to the fullest extent. I'm a huge horror fan, but even I found it very hard to watch, jerking my hands back as each character is killed off in grisly ways. Without a doubt, it's the best opening disaster since FD2. And the death scenes. Wow. They are disturbing, funny, and shocking and sometimes all at the same time. This is because newcomer director Steven Quale plays with the audience's expectations. He lays out so many things that can kill off a character in a certain scene and when you think this sharp object will impale them, they die in a completely different way. The build up is what makes these films fun to watch apart from the last one . I also liked the fact that this film returned to the original film's serious roots, which isn't to say that it takes itself too seriously because there's an underlying sense of dark humor that's strangely entertaining and self-aware of itself. The ensemble cast is a mixed bag for sure. Our protagonist, Nicholas D'Agosto, doesn't really live up to his character's dramatic arc. He seems to overact his lines although he was much better in the second half. Emma Bell is a bit better although she wasn't as good as she was in FROZEN. Miles Fisher also doesn't live up to his character's internal struggle when giving off a whiny performance. However, the other supporting castmembers are quite good, including Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, and Arlen Escarpeta. P.J. Byrne, in particular, is someone you should look out for, providing some of the film's biggest laughs, playing a character you just love to hate. David Koechner also provides some great laughs. I was disappointed with Courtney B. Vance though because he had little to do. Tony Todd is back since he was last seen in FD2 and he's like the American version of Snape from Harry Potter . I love the way he delivers his lines with one...word...at...a...time.
A big step back towards legitimacy. (by juiceman10712)
While I didn't mind the direction that the series was headed in I actually liked part 4 and felt it to be almost an over the top parody of itself I forgot how good these films could actually be.The film trades in the staleness that was beginning to plague the series offering up fresh twists, exploring things that have never been dealt with in the series thus far. These twists allow for more depth both in character drama and in plot. The space between the death scenes are no longer painfully dull with cringe worthy dialogue; it's not gripping drama but it's a huge improvement and <more>
the characters aren't so paper thin. the film also manages to get the tone pitch perfect, keeping things serious and intense but tongue in cheek when it's needed.The death scenes are fewer and far between this time around but they still pack a punch being significantly more suspenseful than usual and the disaster on the bridge is probably the best and most intense opening out of all them.The twist at the end actually blew me away and I was not expecting it at all. It's not draw dropping but those who have stuck through the series since the beginning are sure to get a big kick out of it.I think most importantly, the film just feels like a film again and not just another Final Destination movie. It felt so much more refreshing and new; something the series hasn't felt like in quite some time. Rivals the first film in serving up equal amounts of guilty gory thrills and interesting characters and plot.