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

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

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Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language | See all certifications »

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5nal Destination  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,031,396 (USA) (12 August 2011)

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$42,575,718 (USA) (7 October 2011)
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David Koechner who plays Dennis, also plays Tod Packer in The Office (2005) - his character works for a paper company in both. See more »

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The bridge and scenery is not that of any in New York, but the Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver. See more »

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Candice Hooper: You know if you want to get rid of that baby fat, you should try the gym. They have these workout machines that you use on your back. you're good at that.
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Gruesome and impressive
12 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of the Final Destination series. They aren't Oscar contenders, but they are certainly quite entertaining. However, after hearing a lot of negative feedback on the 4th FD, I decided not to watch it and hung my head in disappointment. I genuinely thought my favorite deadly franchise had finally bit the dust itself, and in a bad way. But when I heard about this fifth and final Final Destination, I decided to give it one more chance. Because hey, I hadn't been to the theater in awhile and if it sucked I'd at least have a good laugh. But, I am very happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised by Final Destination 5.

The story, as other reviewers have mentioned, really sets FD5 up to good prospects. It feels a lot more like the first FD, much darker without being too complex. I honestly liked the 2nd and 3rd ones a lot, but they were missing the creepy factor that the first installment had. This fifth episode really brings it back. The characters are surprisingly believable. Granted, you have the gratuitous hot chick and ladies man, but the characters never feel contrived or forced. Kudos to the actors for keeping this from being a $5-bin campy horror film.

The effects, even in 2D, were just as I think a film's effects should be: realistic enough to avoid the fake-factor, but not so excessive that they drown out everything else in the film. Yes, one could argue that these movies are all about death, but what always made them different for me from other horrors was the focus on build-up. The FD franchise has it's fans trained to watch for every little thing in a scene that could cause someone's demise until your skin crawls--and FD5 gives the audience this "detective" feeling perfectly.

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much out of this movie. However, from the very beginning, I was impressed. A few points of warning: it is very graphic, but anyone who has seen any of the other FD films should know that already. Also, you will not enjoy this film as much if you haven't watched at least the 1st FD, if not the 2nd and 3rd as well. When you factor in the story and characters, the death and mayhem we've all come to love, and one of the best plot twists I've seen this year, FD5 is very worth watching. Go on, have some fun.

But you all just be careful, now. ;)


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