Jellystone Films, New Line Cinema, Practical Pictures

Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, P.J. Byrne, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, Courtney B. Vance, Tony Todd

A group of sales people are off on a retreat “team-building” weekend. The are led by an ass of a boss, Dennis (David Koechner) and are sitting in line on a high suspension bridge which is under construction. Suddenly employee Sam Lawton (Nicholas D’Agosto) has a premonition that the bridge is going to collapse killing everyone on the bridge. Sam insists everyone get off the bus and off the bridge, but his co-workers think he’s lost his mind. A group of them are saved and have cheated death. This, of course, since this is a Final Destination franchise movie, means that the lucky group is going to be killed in a freak accident one at a time, in the order they would have died on the bridge.

Ok, this is the 5th in the franchise, and the 2nd in 3D. I did watch this film in 3D and I have to say they really did do a great job using the 3D, and the opening credits were extremely impressive. Now, I really enjoyed this film because I am a fan of the concept. But for those who aren’t, don’t waste your time, as this is the same old “figure out a way to kill somebody in a way that’s never been done before”. They use this throughout the whole movie. In addition, they use the suspenseful “whole list of things that might be what kills the guy, but something happens at the last second to throw you off” gag. Still, it’s a well done film, and very ingenious in the ways they come up with to even the “death count”. There is even a sudden twist in the end that makes it different from all the other films in the series.

If you like the freakizoid death genre, and enjoyed 1,2,3, and 4, then be sure not to miss FD5 as it’s definitely up to the standards of the rest of the films. They certainly have no shortage of interesting deaths. Be sure to stay for the ending too, where all the freaky deaths from the first movies is repeated in a montage of disaster.

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    Dan O. said

    August 18 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    The producers have brought the franchise back to basics with more gruesome deaths and a twist that will have the audience wanting more from the series. However, as fun as the death scenes are, everything else feels tedious and cheesy. Good Review!


    EdG said

    August 18 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    I agree with that assessment too. I don’t think they’re out to find new fans, but to keep those who are well familiar with the series interested. I thought the whole first accident was brilliantly done. and brought in something different, and though I am usually the absolute worst at figuring out the twist that’s coming, (I had no clue that Bruce Willis was dead!!!), I have to admit that I saw this one coming. But it’s interesting how they changed the rules a little bit in each film, and this one brought a whole new angle to how to defeat death. Thanks for the comment!


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