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Final Destination 5 3D, Movie

Final Destination 5 3D 2011

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The latest in the long-running horror franchise (the second in 3D) promises fans a return to the darker tone of the original movie. More

Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto, TV's Heroes) has a premonition of a bridge collapse that kills himself, his friends and many others. Later, events begin to mirror what he saw and he attempts to protect his pals - including Miles Fisher (TV's Mad Men) and Emma Bell (TV's The Walking Dead) - from Death's grip. But these people were supposed to die and what Death wants, Death gets.


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    • Miles

      Looks darker like the original, i might see this one. maybe, looks good aye.

    • Dan

      great another one, the first one was cool, but thats when they should of stopped

    • missy

      i enjoyed the 1st two but why oh why do they keep bringing more out? b-rated films with b-rated actors!

    • Noire68

      What the?? not another one of these "FINAL" movies, its never the final, and its all the same. Invent something new!

    • An imagination

      Is what people who make these movies need.

    • Bob

      Just plan silly

    • Cameron

      Wait... Wasn't the last one called THE Final Destination?They're just milking the franchise. Please stop

    • EarlyRiser

      Final Destination is the perfect platform for ongoing horror movies as it includes a killer that can't be stopped.

    • slychick

      Thats two destinations too many, after the third it got old.

    • janet

      if they had made this one first they could have made a good series.

    • hahaha ha

      hahahaaa.... wait, this is a comedy right ? ;)

    • nzpuppy2000

      why hollywood why

    • dan

      AWESOME :D

    • rodders70

      Hope this comes to Ashburton Cinema


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Dominic Corry Flicks Writer

It's easier to enjoy a Final Destination sequel than a film from the similarly resilient and death-obsessed Saw franchise, as a sense of creative mischief undercuts all the violence here, while a sense of bland sadism drives the Saw films. More

That said, the producers stated after the previous FD movie that they wanted to take the franchise back to its more serious roots for the next film on the reasoning that it had become too jokey. Thankfully, while this fifth entry features one of the series most squirm-inducing set pieces, it's just as light in tone as the previous three films and the most enjoyable since part two, unquestionably the series’ highpoint.

The set piece mentioned above involves laser eye surgery and had me holding my hands over my eyes for the first time since Natalie Portman did horrible things to her cuticles in Black Swan. The suspension bridge disaster is the best opening gambit since part two's motorway pile-up and a gymnastics routine features a notably awesome death scene.

An attempt to add a narrative flourish via the notion that you can suspend your own inevitable death by killing someone else doesn't go anywhere interesting but there's more attention paid to character and plot here than in the paper-thin part four. Leads Nicholas D'Agosto (Election) and Emma Bell (TV’s The Walking Dead) do their jobs without flair, while Tom Cruise-lookalike Miles Fisher is amusing as a cocksure alpha male losing his composure.

There's enough shallow fun in Final Destination 5 to justify yet another entry and it manages to tie into the first film in a moderately amusing way. Hide

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The first was always the best

munchkin Flicks Superstar (?)

I like the premise of these storylines but the quality has gone a little bit with each passing film and when the first one came out it wasnt the greatest film to strat with they must be running out of storylines or producers have run out of ideas cause there an awful lot of remakes and turnout of already long running movie series


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still a fan!

albasunderpants Nobody (?)

After the last film i had almost given up hope. Love and own the first 3 and went to this with low expectations. I loved it! If you like the others you know what you get. Huge opening set piece followed by disposable characters getting offed in gruesome inventive ways. Wont win awards for story but some great death scenes and a nice little twist at the end.The best since part 2.


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Same old Same old

Buket Wannabe (?)

The same as all the other films with the slight twist of 'if you kill someone you get all their years' It does well with building up the suspense but when the last film was called 'The Final Destination' you really have to start to wonder how long they're going to keep this up for


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Final Destination i think not

bigspendakev Flicks Superstar (?)

If you have seen any of the other Final destination movies you will know what your in for if not then is the plot someone has a premonition that something bad is going to happen to them and there freinds then that premonition comes true but they have avoided been killed or they think they have until a crazed serial killer hunts them down one by one only the serial killer is death itself wont be the last good movies if you like a scary movie thats not to scary.


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Best 3D movie yet!

EarlyRiser B-Grader (?)

Well I haven't been a fan of 3D thus far. It's like the movies are being made in 3D just for the sake of it, without any special reason for the technology being a part of it. Whilst the mighty IMAX theatre has had some good 3D documentaries over the years, it's success was bought about by putting the audience through adventures of movement, like speeding around a mountain on a roller coaster, or flying through space avoiding asteroids, or through water along with schools of fish. This is something that movies include sparingly (they have a story to tell afterall), so I've been waiting patiently for a movie that would rethink the action sequences to take me on a 3D thrill ride, at least to make the extra $3 worth paying for.

Final Destination 5 (finally) has done this. It is the perfect vessel for 3D. Unlike Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (being my worst example of 3D), which included depth beyond the screen and little before it, FD5 reaches out to you over and over again, and does this even during the talking sequences.

The graphic horror genre was successfully executed in 3D way back in the 80s (when cardboard and cellophane glasses were as high-tech as it got) through the third installment of Friday the 13th. This was a success because the camera was placed strategically during the gruesome death scenes to have weapons (and body parts) fly out at the audience, giving them the frightening experience of being a part of the mayhem. Final Destination 5 does this in spades. Right from the opening credits, seemingly innocuous items and broken glass came flying into my lap. It was a sure sign that I was going to enjoy the movie. And from then on, it didn't disappoint.

Although the storyline of this fifth installment isn't an original beater (as far as I know, only Terminator 2 did that), it does tie itself to the previous movies quite nicely (in a similar way to the Saw sequels), making it a fitting part of the franchise. I can most definately say that it includes a better storyline than the fourth movie, which I thought had brought the series to an end, and with the 3D effects included, I'd say it's probably my number 2 favourite.

Included is the usual list of omens, compiled from the previous movies, including the number '180' (which seems a little more appropriate in this movie than in the previous sequels), the order of death, the signs indicating how they will occur, and the awareness of death's presence. Also unforgotten is the legend that death accepts substitutes, although that hasn't worked out too well for any of the characters thus far, but there's always hope. Tied into this, is a new understanding for the franchise - that the expected length of life of the substitute victim is passed on to the one who takes his life (remember, death has a plan, and is a strict timekeeper).

Tony Todd makes his usual creepy appearance, but, as with the cast of the later sequels, well-known stars are lacking. I do rate Miles Fisher, however, because I've loved his Tom Cruise impersonations over the past few years.

All and all, I'd rate this movie a 4 out of 5, especially because it restored my faith in 3D (I completely forgot I was wearing the awkward glasses!).

News also abounds that there are two more sequels in the works. I can't wait!


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Olivia-Prasad Flicks Superstar (?)

What you see is what you get with this movie. Great death scenes (if that doesn't sound too morbid), average acting and an overall okay popcorn flick.


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Final (we hope) Destination 5

RealityCheck Flicks Superstar (?)

Its was a fantastic way to desensitize myself for any gore (once again), in the only way Final Destination series knows. I loved the art work through-out and the scenes are supperb. The 3D effect were great only lacking, almost like the 3D is to cover up the rush job? I had to hold my hand over my mouth from laughin at the death scenes,but thats only cos I loved them,is that sick? I absolutely loved the ending, fully didnt see it coming (before half way). If you liked the others you'll fully love this, if not, maybe just go cos its splatter/gore in 3D. I wanted to look away,but just kept watching,like a train wreck, awesome!
Genre : gore, splatter, thriller, horror/comedy
2/5 : cant give it more cos its more comedy than horror but still awesome.


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Good for fans

MovieLover Nobody (?)

I have watched all the others at least 3 times for each and I will do the same for FD5 didn't disappoint me but then again I wasn't expecting too much being as the 'story' is the same in every1. I am hoping this is not the last can't decide whether I enjoy these more over all the Saw flicks...hmm will have to wait and see if there's a FD6!

Final Destination 5 3D

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Press Reviews

A.V. Club (USA)

While FD5 is less generic and less facilely goofy and ironic than past series installments, it's still a rote execution of formula that scores its biggest points with self-aware references to its predecessors - including a closing-credits montage of kills from Final Destinations past. Full review.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

They (fans) know what they enjoy. They don't want no damn movies with damn surprises. I am always pleased when moviegoers have a good time; perhaps they will return to a theater and someday see a good movie by accident, and it will start them thinking. Full review.

Empire (UK)

One stand-out set piece aside, even the presence of a new director can't inject much freshness into the franchise. Time for death to call in sick? Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

To borrow from TV terminology, the series hasn't jumped the shark yet, but the strain of inventing bizarre deaths is beginning to show. Full review.

Los Angeles Times

FD 5 did not raise even a single goose bump - which for a movie that bills itself as horror is not a good thing. The camp factor, however, is high and makes the 95 minutes pretty much fly by. Full review.

New York Times

A new wrinkle in how the killings spool out actually makes the film even more predictable, and the deaths, which tend to be squirmy rather than explosive, are so perfunctory and lazily jokey that they leave a decidedly bad aftertaste. Full review.

Total Film (UK)

Director Stephen Quale’s witty kills are such a blast you may wish they hadn’t wrapped the series up so neatly. Full review.

Variety (USA)

This latest entry in the 11-year-old horror series duly adheres to tradition by providing inventively grisly demises for various characters. Full review.