Genres: Suspense/Horror and Sequel
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language.
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Steven Quale
JJ Rating: B+
Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto) sees the deaths of him and his collages on a bridge. He gets them off the bus and saves them, only to realize that death is taking them one by one. Fun times. Final Destination 5.
7 Good Things About this Film
1. Great death scenes.
2. Decent acting, worthy of this kind of horror film.
3. The BEST ending in all the series.
4. Some funny moments that were unexpectedly funny. I don't normally laugh during Final Destination films, but this one didn't take itself too seriously.
5. I didn't see it in 3D, but I bet the beginning credits rocked the 3D. The moment they started, I wished I saw it in 3D.
6. There is no horror cliché death sequence.
7. The set ups for the deaths made me squirm. The anticipation for the final bam when they die, killed me. Greatness.
2 Bad Things About this Film
1. Nothing. The only bad thing is that I sat there waiting for the film to start, enjoying the clips at the Alamo Drafthouse only for it to be ruined by three women dragging five kids under the age of 10 with them. Nightmares for those children, no child's mind is strong enough to withstand movie deaths, no matter if they know it's just that. And it's the first time I ever complained about talking. I hope they never come back. Those are the people that shouldn't. Too bad.
2. It had a lulling toward the end, but it picked up and when that ending came...I couldn't stop smiling at how incredibly ingenious it was.
Final Destination 5 is a fun installment in the series. Endings make movies and this one has an awesome ending. If they make another one, they'll ruin the feeling this film left me with and that will be a huge disappointment. One I am sure I'll feel, because some people can't leave well enough alone.