Final Destination 5 2011

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Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Starring:
P.J. Byrne,Nicholas D'Agosto
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Steven Quale
Starring P.J. Byrne, Nicholas D'Agosto
Supporting actors Emma Bell, David Koechner, Tony Todd, Courtney B. Vance
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amy on 15 April 2012
Format: DVD
A bus full of employees off for a retreat get stuck in traffic on a suspension bridge, which then collapses. However one guy, Sam, has a premonition of the disaster and manages to get himself and seven colleagues to safety before they get sliced and diced. What a stroke of good luck...or so they thought.

The premise is the same as in the previous films, if you cheat death it will come after you as your time is up. Although in this sequel there is a twist, if you kill someone else they will take your death and you will live out their remaining years.

I am a big fan of the first two Final Destination films but was sorely disappointed by the third and fourth films, however this sequel was back on track and was fantastic in the cinema 3D version.

The disaster scene on the bridge was really impressive and the death scenes imaginitive, along with the return of a rather creepy Tony Todd, made this film on par with the first two.

One of the things I love about these films are that they do not take themselves seriously. They're not scary, they make you laugh and think 'Ouch, that's gonna hurt' at the same time, with plenty of blood and gore thown in for good measure.

I also loved the twist at the end, which I did not see coming and was really impressed with.

This film is a must see for any comedy/gore fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
If you have seen one of these before, you know the plot. The movie introduces the characters, in this case they are a group of office workers. They travel. One has a premonition of death and saves the group only to find out there exists an unseen expiration date on all of us, and if you go past that date you must die in a bizarre abnormal manner. If you have sat through all the "Friday the 13th" movies and thought they were all different, you might try this series. As for me, knowing basically the whole plot before it unfolds...over the last 5 films is a bit boring. The re-addition of Tony Todd issuing a warning as if he is "Death" himself was one of the highlights. Many of the main characters are named after famous horror directors: Peter Friedkin is named after "The Exorcist" director William Friedkin; Candice Hooper is named after Tobe Hooper who directed "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and "Poltergeist";and Olivia Castle is named after William Castle who directed "The Tingler" and the original "House on Haunted Hill."

Death has rules, just like killing vampires and zombies. You would think if you cheat death, then you must die. However, that is not the case. If you kill someone who wasn't supposed to die, you get their years.

It is my understanding the DVD will have an alternate ending. The gore was fairly decent. The movie has a lot of things thrown at the camera. Clearly it was designed for 3-D.

F-bomb, no sex or nudity
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Valerie J. on 8 Jan. 2012
Format: DVD
The problem with the Final Destination series of horror movies is that they are a bit same ol' same ol'. They need to change the format a bit as they start off with a disaster where a group survive, and then they start to die in the same order that they would have died had they not been saved, and so on. Having said that the Final Destination movies are fun if you are not squeamish and don't let the Computer Generated Images, blood and gore get to you. Frankly, I find most of it quite laughable. If somebody gets their head blown to smithereens in the movies, it looks like it was an elephant that got it's head blown to bits. Sorry, is that too much information?

In Final Destination 5, the horror starts when a group of employees of the same company are on a coach, travelling across a bridge, which starts to fall apart in the middle. One of the employees has a premonition while sitting there on the coach, and yells to everyone to get off. And here starts the same old Final Destination pattern where lives are saved and then they begin to have accidents and die later in the order that they died in the premonition. It's a fun movie, as I say, but I do think the writer could think of a different format. All the same, there is a great deal of inventiveness in how individuals can shuffle off this mortal coil and if you are thinking of having laser treatment on your eyes, you might like to get it done before you watch this. (Oh, and it has been argued on other websites that what happened is impossible but we have to remember this: it is a movie! Half the stuff that happens is scientifically impossible. So just sit back with your popcorn and enjoy the rollercoaster ride.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE on 18 Oct. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Horror franchises typically stumble when they get to Part Fives. Friday the 13th Part V: terrible. Saw V: awful. Halloween 5: appalling. Strangely many of them use 3D as a way of pulling in the punters for gore effects that splatter into three dimensions. Final Destination 5 is nothing new and no exception to this rule despite not being completely awful.

A bunch of cronies on an office retreat survive a suspension bridge collapse after one of the group inexplicably has a premonition (sounds overly familiar) of said disaster. Death doesn't like to be cheated...Tony Todd...ironic accidents...blah blah...exposition...you're all going to die...yadda yadda...one by one...blah blah blah blah. It's the same old rehashed plot, recycled dialogue, and overdone deaths that seem to defy logic and physics. As usual there is a last minute twist, which by this point you're just waiting to be revealed and get it finished with, that doesn't quite add up for many reasons, but coherence has hardly been a strong point of the series.

Basically, all this film offers are a few scenes of dread and tension which are all undone by cheap, fake, quick, deflating CGI gore effects. Not once in my life have I ever been horrified by computer-generated blood. Give me some tangible gore by Chris Walas or Tom Savini any day over something half-heatedly cartooned onto the movie in post-production.

This series has been cheating death for 12 years and it's high time that Final Destination reached its final destination.

The Blu-ray is in nice-looking 2.40:1 1080p with DTS HD-MA sound with a whole bunch of extras I couldn't care less about.
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