There’s an old saying, ‘Give the people what they want.’ And what they want is yet another dose of ” Final Destination.” The popular film series flies in the face of everything. It just doesn’t care. It’s all about scary premonitions & Death’s Design. The TV spots have given away so much. What the audience wants to see, disturbing as it may seem, is beautiful people getting maimed, twisted & crunched in the most incredulous deaths imaginable.
Instead of being shocked & horrified, the crowd just laughs & cheers! This time around, a bridge collapses & all but eight people on board escape with their lives. Well, if you’ve seen the trailer, Creepy Coroner guys says, “Death doesn’t like to be cheated.” One by one the survivors get picked off in a way sinister manner. Death’s scenarios have been well documented in every TV spot. There’s the Lasik Eye Exam, the gymnast & the sensual Asian massage parlor & more!
When it comes to Final Destination 5, you best not over think it. I saw it with a sold out crowd & they ate it up. They were straight up laughing as the actors delivered their ‘serious’ lines. Every time someone gets taken out, you can hear the ‘Ohhhhhhh-turn-into-sheer-laughs.’
I must admit, Final Destination 5 was super fun. It’s rated R for extreme violence, but less nudity than Final Destination 4. What’s up with that? Personally speaking, I thought Final 3’s topless girl slow-cooking in the tanning bed death was a high point in the series.
The 3D thing is so played out…in the first 5 minutes! 3D opening credits show slow motion with things coming at you all through shattered glass. Yawn. A hammer. A prosthetic arm. A skull. A tire. A Metal Rod. Yawn. A brick. By the start of the movie, the 3D is totally on your nerves. Save 4-5 bucks by seeing Final 5 in 2D.
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If I ever have a premontion about Death’s Design, you best follow me on Twitter @leoquinones. Cuz, when I get that eerie vision, I will certainly Tweet about it & quite possibly save your life.
Thank me later,