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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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This Summer, death decides how... fate decides when. See more »

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

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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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Trivia

This is the third film in the series to feature a male lead having the premonitions. See more »

Goofs

Nathan, Dennis, and another woman exit the bus more than once. See more »

Quotes

Molly Harper: Olivia Castle! Where is she?
Sam: She might be in danger!
Dr. Leonetti: Oh, she's fine. We do this standard procedure all the time.
Olivia Castle: [screams]
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The opening credits show various objects smashing through glass panels, such as kitchen knives, fire escape ladder, Logs, Coaster pieces, etc which are reference to all the deaths (including the premonitions) from the first 4 Final Destination installments. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Radiohead (2011) See more »

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Me Myself and I
Written by Fred Johansson
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Anticipation of death is worse than death itself
18 October 2012 | by (The Underverse) – See all my reviews

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.


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