In “Final Destination 5,” Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.
I for one have been a pretty big fan of the entire series, ever since I saw the young Devon Sawa in the first Final Destination back in 2000, I had a bit of a rough time getting on a plane after that outing, then on a crowded highway in Final Destination 2 back in 2003, a rollercoaster for number 3 in 2006 and lastly the race track with number 4 in 2009, this time around it all starts on a bridge.
These films seem to catch me totally left of field, it’s the sort of movie where you will sit there and try and guess how they die and sometimes they are so totally random you just can’t pick it. This time around I had no idea, even what you see in the trailer is nowhere close and I think that’s why I love the Final Destination films, myself and another reviewer were literately in stiches a few times as how morbidly freaky they were you couldn’t help but laugh at the sheer non-sense on screen but that’s what makes it great.
Obviously these films have their flaws, really bad dialog would be the obvious one to mention other than the entire cast is all ridiculously good looking, but what do you expect? As with some films that have come out this year why would I expect greatness I walk in to a Final Destination film to have fun and indeed I did. The casting is top notch, everyone delivered what was needed to make this film work the set pieces are amazing and the 3D is impressive and make sure you stay for the credits there’s like a ‘greatest hits’ of the deaths throughout the entire franchise.
So grab your mates, have a few drinks and kick back to Final Destination 5 never know you might find a newfound respect for gymnasts.
Final Destination 5 is in cinemas tomorrow. I give this film 4 out of 5.
You can check out the trailer here.