Blu-ray Review Final Destination 5
Directed by: Steven Quale Cast: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher Running Time: 1 hr 32 mins Rating: R Due Out: Buy it 12.27.11 on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolent Digital Copy and Download to Own
PLOT: A group survives a near-fatal bridge collapse. Now it seems that death is chasing them down and killing them one by one.
WHO’S IT FOR? Have you enjoyed the four previous installments? Do you like the idea of being tortured with where death is coming from? If quality acting doesn’t matter to you, then you should be good to go.
Final Destination 5 has its moments. The opening sequence has a surprising amount of death on the suspension bridge. It’s insane fun. Once we get farther into the film, the gymnastics death sequence is sweaty-palms fun as you wonder when someone will finally bite the bullet. That’s it, those are its moments. Actually, it does make more sense to call them sequences. Final Destination 5 has a few well-crafted death sequences and everything else this movie offers actually detracts.
I would love to think FD5 is a comedy. The insane lengths “death” goes to get its revenge from these survivors could be delicious fun if this movie realized how stupid it actually is. But unfortunately every moment spent not killing these kids is spent wasting our time with the attempt of sincere sadness or regret. Well, it’s only sincere until a bottle of alcohol or a good night’s sleep show up. Then, almost all the insanity is forgotten and our main character Sam can go back to his dream of cooking in Paris. Yeah, that’s supposed to be the passion we care about.
There is a nice nod to the ending here, but that’s all it is, a nod. It doesn’t allow you to rethink the series as a whole. It doesn’t even really qualify as a twist ending because it doesn’t actually change any event that has occurred.
Final Destination 5 would work better as Youtube clips or simply watching the best parts on the Blu-ray. If you don’t mind watching a gory, well-filmed death, then a few of these sequences would make you and your friends grown with delight. Once these characters try to come to life, you’ll just grown.
MOVIE SCORE: 4/10
- Visual Effects of Death - Two Special Effects Split-Screen Features - Collapsing Bridge - Airplane Crash
- Final Destination 5: Circle of Death, Your Final Destination
- Alternate Death Scenes