Final Destination 5 (15)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
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Time Out says

Tue Aug 23 2011

The second ‘Final Destination’ movie to use 3D visuals makes far better use of the extra dimension, its eye-poking images and comically drawn-out death scenes inciting amused gasps of disbelief rather than screams of terror. The usual fatalistic events are set in motion by a bridge collapse, a spectacular set-piece featuring rippling tarmac, clanging girders and twanging wires. Foreseen by Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto), while en route to a corporate retreat, the disaster spares the ‘Lucky Eight’ survivors, whom Death then stalks for the rest of the movie. It sticks to gimmicky scenes in which twentysomethings are dispatched in ingenious ways, but first-time director Steven Quayle delivers cheap fun that will keep fans happy. It’s only when writer Eric Heisserer (who penned the remake of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’) foolishly introduces the idea of the doomed being able to save themselves by killing others that the film veers towards superficial, unconvincing character motivation.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Aug 26, 2011

Duration:

92 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Steven Quale

Cast:

Emma Bell, Nicholas D'Agosto, Tony Todd

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Simon C

"It’s only when writer Eric Heisserer (who penned the remake of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’) foolishly introduces the idea of waffle waffle waffle" which only goes to prove Final Destination 5 is film critic proof. The 3D is Avatar quality, the budget increased to allow a couple of jaw droppingly impressive set prices, the photo realistic bridge catastrophe is stunning. And just enough 'character' to engage all but the cynical paid journo's who really aught to know better with a 5th film in what amounts to nothing more than Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton splattstick comedy horror.

Simon C

"It’s only when writer Eric Heisserer (who penned the remake of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’) foolishly introduces the idea of waffle waffle waffle" which only goes to prove Final Destination 5 is film critic proof. The 3D is Avatar quality, the budget increased to allow a couple of jaw droppingly impressive set prices, the photo realistic bridge catastrophe is stunning. And just enough 'character' to engage all but the cynical paid journo's who really aught to know better with a 5th film in what amounts to nothing more than Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton splattstick comedy horror.

scrumpyjack

Familiarity.....and all that. But opening is ace and the rest entertaining. Well done for praising the 3D, it's very effective & suits a piece like this to perfection. 7/10