Final Destinatio​n 5

Director :  Steven Quale

Starring :  Nicholas D’Agosto, Miles Fisher, Tony Todd

The initial “I thought I cheated death” but the later “You can’t cheat death” game is back on the big screen!

Alright, let me start with some numbers involved. In 2000, the first movie of the Final Destination film series released. 11 years down, we have the fifth version that released this weekend. Wikipedia says the Budget was $123,000,000 for all the five movies, the revenue at the Box office being $612,192,996. This proves only point, the FD movies cater to the average human brain and hence attracts a large number of viewers each time.

One knows what to expect from the Final Destination movies. You have the visions, you have the “cheat-death” victims, you have the patterns, you have the devil’s impersonation (Tony Todd) warning the victims that Death does not like to be cheated. So what makes the fifth version different from the previous movies? Only one thing, the fact that it was shot entirely in 3D. If you have a flair for watching sharp objects piercing through human flesh in ultra-precision 3D, you won’t be disappointed. You would rather worship the titles too! This movie is a sweet reconciliation of how the main characters die in the visions vs. how they die in reality.

Sam Lawton (Nicholas D’Agosto) and his girlfriend Molly Harper (Emma Bell), Peter (Miles Fisher) and his girlfriend Candice (Ellen Wroe), un-related hot girl Olivia (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), Peter’s co-workers Isaac (P.J. Byrne) and Nathan (Arlen Escarpeta), and their boss Dennis Lapman (David Koechner) form the “Lucky Eight” around whom the movie revolves. It’s not death which causes the pain, its the fore-play that Death indulges in with these characters that makes it more painful. Olivia’s death being the most painful among all of them. Your facial expressions are bound to take the reflex action route!

Director Steven Quale does one thing that was missing in the previous series. Watch it and you will appreciate the connecting link between the first movie and the latest one.

“You all be careful now!” is the message given to the viewers as they walk out of the theatre! By any chance, if this is the first FD movie you are watching, you are more prone to be taken aback by the raw and gory nature of the visuals. “Trigger-happy Americans” kinda Genre!

Varun Mannava Gowtham

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