In this latest installment to the horror franchise, Sam and his friends manages to escape a ill-fated bridge, thanks to a premonition Sam obtained. However, when two of his friends died in a mysterious way, Sam must use his memories from the premonition to save his friends, before death hunts him down. Written by
(at around 23 mins) At the memorial service, the second name on the plaque (also the second name read aloud) is Chris Boylan. This is a reference to Christine Boylan, wife of the film's writer, Eric Heisserer. See more »
(at around 1h 18 mins) In the kitchen scene, there are two large bottles for the fire suppression system on the wall. When Peter shoots one of the bottles, gas comes spraying out. Restaurant systems do not use gaseous suppression agents, they use either liquid/foam or dry chemical agents. Because in principle they rely on displacing enough oxygen in the room to starve the fire, gas systems are ineffective against 'localized' grease fires - in addition to being potentially lethal to anyone in the room when discharge occurs. They are only used in areas where fires would be electrical in nature and dry chemicals or foams would cause collateral damage to sensitive equipment (such as computer rooms). See more »
[after Peter guns down Agent Block]
Peter, just go. You have Block's life, you're safe now. Please.
Sorry, Molly. But you just witnessed the murder of a Federal agent. And I'm not gonna spend the life I just earned in prison.
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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 »
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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