Final Destination 5 (2011)

Plot Overview

Sam Lawton has a premonition of him and his colleagues dying in a bridge collapse. Panicked, he manages to get himself and a small group to safety before it collapses for real. The survivors start to die and they realise that you can’t cheat death.

Review

This follows the same formula from the previous 4 films. Unfortunately, as they have each dropped significantly in quality since the first one (which was amazing), this is by far the weakest of the bunch. I thought it was attempting to be a comedy because I didn’t think there was any way this could be taken seriously, but according to the IMDb trivia:

Producers have said that this installment will be darker (like the first film), as opposed to the almost comedic route that the 4th film took.

The acting is absolutely terrible. They seemed to counteract this in the fourth film by casting ‘pretty’ people, but they didn’t even bother doing that with this installment. Unfortunately, the CGI is even worse in quality than the acting. Everything looks so fake it’s unbelievable. Not even the premonition scene was fun because it looked so horrible. You can’t even look forward to these boring people dying because it means you have to sit through another scene completely lacking in suspense and filled with the worst CGI.

Summary

This was really a complete waste of time, some of the deaths were almost fun, but I wish I hadn’t wasted my time with it to be honest. Admittedly, I didn’t see the twist coming, but I found it pretty insulting.

Rating: 3/10

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