You kind of think that everything has been done with the Final Destination series, and the thought of seeing Final Destination 5 on the big screen, was not really my idea of a good time.
The movie follows exactly the same scenario as previous movies in the series; some guy has a premonition of an incoming event, and tells those with him. They escape but death feels robbed, and finds ways of getting its bodies back, through incredibly freakish means. This time round the action takes place on a massive suspension bridge, but aside from this the story is pretty much the same.
3D is the big draw of the movie, and pretty good 3D it is too, although this being said by the time the lengthy title sequence has completed you do to some degree feel that you have seen as much 3D as you can handle. Some of the biggest things that occur in the movie, sadly are not properly handled by the 3D aspect, although this being said a rather heinous impalement is far too good.
Given that this is such a watered down franchise, as a whole the audience I believe were pleasantly surprised. There was much laughter at all the right places, and an awful lot of cheers and claps as another poor defenceless escapee of the earlier incident meets with a rather unpleasant demise. Death’s to look forward too include a rather over the top prism prolapse, a spa treatment from hell, and a spanner head implant.
The makers of the movie well aware its audience may be waning of the series, do pull a master stroke at the end, taking the series full circle, so that if the series comes to an end, the movie does most certainly seem like the last in the franchise.
Painful though it is to admit, especially from someone that considers himself to be a serious horror fan, Final Destination 5 is actually really quite enjoyable. Absolutely nothing new, but if you can see it in 3D a real treat.Tony Todd who has a number of humerous skits in the movie, only adds to the films tongue in cheek charm.
Final Destination 5 opens in the UK next week (at the time of writing) and may be in cinemas in your country now.