Final Destination 5 – it’s a gore fest!

If you are a fan of the Final Destination films then you know what to expect from this fifth installment of the death franchise. If you’re not a fan, here’s the lowdown. A group of 20 something friends/colleagues are off to a retreat with their boss. While on the bus to the retreat, one of them, Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto), dreams that the bridge they have to cross to get to there is going to collapse and they will all die. When Sam wakes, the bus is about to cross that very bridge. He freaks out and warns everyone to get off the bus with him. Even though they think he is mad, his friends and boss follow. Lucky for them they did, as the poor unfortunates who stayed on board suffer some of the most gruesome deaths.

Thinking they were lucky to survive, the group happily go about their lives. However, they soon learn that death is not happy that they got away and is tracking them down one by one. Can the survivors cheat death, or will death ensure that they all meet their match in the most gruesome way possible.

The cast is made up of mainly young, good looking people. You can tell that some of them were cast for their looks alone, as at times the acting is very hammy. That said, hammy is what is asked for in this film as it is not really about the story.

Although, the film does try to have a bit of a plot, even throwing in a twist towards the end. The problem is that the twist doesn’t really work, it just changes the tone of the film. It goes from being a ridiculous, over the top, death fest to something serious? This was not necessary. The audience has not come to see that.

This film is not for the faint hearted. It’s not so much scary as it is gory. From word go, audiences are treated to some of the bloodiest and disgusting deaths seen on the big screen. Just when you think it couldn’t get any more gory, it does.

Not only are the deaths gory, but they are in 3D. For once, a film has finally put 3D to good use. Final Destination 5 uses 3D in the fun gimmicky way that it is meant to be used! This use of 3D will have audiences jumping higher and screeching louder than usual. They will not be disappointed with the amount of things flying out at them from the screen. Right from the opening titles there is shattered glass, blood and weapons flying out at the audience, and this continues through to the final scene.

Final Destination 5 is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but if you are a fan of slash/gore films this will be a fun 3D experience/time at the cinema for you. Everyone else stay away.

If you don’t want to check out the cast in Final Destination 5, you may want to check them out in this Saved By The Bell spoof.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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One Response to Final Destination 5 – it’s a gore fest!

  1. gratis 4ever says:

    his one stays true to the rest of the Final Destination movies, the deaths are imaginative, the effects are good. I really liked the way they looped everything round and tied it up at the end. If you enjoyed any of the other movies then this one will not disappoint

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