Lost 7 Seasons 2009

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Season 5
(178) IMDb 8.8/10

1. Because You Left AGES_15_AND_OVER Subtitles

The remaining survivors start to feel the effects caused by the island being moved, and Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Ocean 6.

Starring:
Matthew Fox,Evangeline Lilly
Runtime:
41 minutes

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Season 5

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Stephen Williams
Starring Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly
Supporting actors Dominic Monaghan, Naveen Andrews, Josh Holloway, Harold Perrineau, Terry O'Quinn, Maggi Grace, Ian Somerhalder
Season year 2009
Network Disney ABC
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Ward on 1 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
I have never enjoyed Lost so much since season 1.

Finally, in season 5 we are treated with revelations about the islands history that reveal a few surprises. The relation between Ben, Charles Widmore and the Island is revealed through the various flashes. Flashbacks and flashforwards are now used in a completely different way to reveal the struggle of our Losties who have changed in many ways since the first season. The mechanism in which this is done may confuse people, but just bare in mind that this show introduced an evil pillar of smoke in the first season, that sounds like a machine and blows up trees!

Top notch acting from all concerned but Michael Emerson (Ben) and Terry O'Quinn (Locke) in particular since they, in my opinion, portray the most interesting characters. I find Kate and Jack quite boring, although they are more interesting than usual this season.

The only gripe I have with this season, is that it did not reveal much (outside of character development) about a certain organisation that I wish to know more about.

The season finale of this season is the best of of them all so far. Finally, after the events that take place, we are given a real clue to what is really going on.

My warning to newbies to Lost, treat Lost like a book, a journey! Do not watch season 5 unless you have seen all previous seasons, it will ruin the experience!
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Blue Raven on 14 May 2009
Format: DVD
It had seemed like the writers had backed themselves into a corner. Still so many unanswered questions lying in the past, but they had largely moved away from heavy exposition and the flashback device. Their answer was brilliant: to make some of the characters live their way through these missing pieces of the puzzle.

Time travel is an element that has been progressively introduced since Desmond's 'flashes' in season three, through to dislodged consciousness in season four, and now to physical displacement in season five. Those that have said it's been introduced out of the blue simply haven't been paying attention: it's been on the cards for a while, and neatly solves the narrative puzzle facing the writers.

The acting is to the usual high standard with some standout performances from Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson. The plot twists and turns, but the constant revival and resolution of previous elements (some stretching back to the first series) reassures the viewer that this rollercoaster has a sense of direction. Excellent use of sound helps cement a solid experience, and whilst the music offers nothing revolutionary, it's recurring melodies help tie the new elements back to existing themes with familiar musical cues and motifs.

What of the story itself? Characters previously mentioned only in name are now fleshed out to a satisfying level (most notably Jacob and Radzinsky). Furthermore, we begin to properly grasp the nature of the Dharma Initiative, see Ben have a chilling encounter with the monster, and watch the writers move all the pieces into place for the final series. Overall, this is gripping stuff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CultureDrinker on 1 Jun. 2010
Format: DVD
I know I am being too harsh by just giving a whole season just three stars, but somehow the cerebral-ness of the whole enterprise has somehow compromised the emotional engagement with the characters. Really liked the season I did, but I don't think unlike other seasons, the fifth season can stand tall on its own merit and convince the skeptics back to it. Maybe that is the point of it: this season separates out the casual watchers from the aficionados. I was quite surprised when I made through the first few episodes without getting a subarachnoid hemorrhage myself with all the time-travel flashes. Seriously writers, there's overdose of a theme, and then there's plain nuts. The constant white-outs, though later justified by the plot-design, made an incomprehensible narrative pulp out of a reasonably well-paced three-or-four-thread-in-parallel series. Thankfully the flashy time travel stops and gives way to massive decade-long leaps of... hold your breath... time. It's Lost of a completely different sort, very chaotic, almost head-throbbingly chockfull of incident and never really taking a breather (sometime in the finale we have Rose and Bernard quipping at the sheer ludicrousness of their world-fixing ways and the earnestness and consistency with which these characters find reasons to make their lives challenging in new times, new environments. Just relax people, stop blowing each other up and just have some tea and take in the sunshine. I couldn't agree more). The island's and the big corporations' nefarious beginnings are revealed and certainly a face and presence gets attached to the names of those enigmatic big daddies.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. K. Egan on 3 Nov. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The X-Files use to be my favourite television series, I have every season on dvd, and honestly believed that nothing would ever replace it as my no 1 show; and then Lost came along and completely blew me away.

The first season was impressive and it has just gone from strength to strength. I doubted that it could get any better after the first season and wondered how the story could continue, but every season has been consistently good, and the way the story has been unfolding, has just been mind blowing.

Presumably you have already watched previous seasons of Lost, if you are reading this review; in which case, what are you waiting for?! If it hasn't captured your imagination already, then words fail me.

If however, you have never had the privilege to watch Lost, I would strongly suuggest that you watch the previous seasons before embarking on Season 5, as they put everything in to context. It might seem at the time that the producers are just making things up as they go along but everything fits together like a jigsaw puzzle.

In essence, the series is about a group of people who survive a plane crash on an island but it's not an ordinary island, it's practically invisible to the world and has unusual qualities, such as polar bears (in a practically tropical climate!) and the ability to heal wounds quickly. As well as the story that unfolds on the island, the survivors have flashbacks to their lives before arriving on the island and it seems that they are all connected in some way, with many of them unknowingly crossing paths with other survivors.

There are also a lot of 'main characters' in the show, it's difficult to choose a favourite as there are so many contenders. I can only describe the show as jaw dropping with some of the revelations.
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