Thursday, August 25, 2011
Movie Review: Final Destination 3D
In Final Destination 5, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda. -- (C)
Genre: Horror, Supernatural
Directed By: Steven Quale
Written By: Eric Heisserer
Nicholas D'Agosto as Sam
Emma Bell as Molly
Miles Fisher as Peter
Ellen Wroe as Candice
P.J. Byrne as Isaac
Arlen Escarpeta as Nathan
David Koechner as Dennis
Tony Todd as Bludworth
Final Destination 5 in 3D is indeed the BEST OF THE FRANCHISE!
The movie did not fail to deliver the fear, the thrill and the shock factor of Grim Reaper or a.k.a as Death itself. The movie saved the franchise after Final Destination 4 (also in 3D) gave disappointments to die-hard FD fans. And in this latest installment, the movie just gave the whole franchise a whole new look, creative plot and of course twists.
The strength of the movie lies in its plot, characters, cinematography and post-production.
The PLOT may have been a little cliche compared with other four FD movies, but what makes FD5 unique and interesting is the thought that the characters can actually live and survive Death's realm unless they offer someone's life in replace to their position in the death's list. This sounds so interesting given the fact that this premise was not introduced in the previous films. The same story goes... A person had a vision moments before the disaster. Then, he/she warns the people around and eventually, saving their lives. Its now the SURVIVOR's Guilt and the concept that Death Cannot be cheated take place as the movie progresses. I so commend the PLOT of FD5 because the DEATH SCENES were shocking and inventive enough to project gore and intense fear to everything around you. It somehow created a little bit of PARANOIA to its audience. I really love almost all the death scenes. And to the gore-thirsty fans of the franchise, they surely get a large dosage all throughout the film. The ENDING, blew it all. (I would not spoil anything! Don't worry). The ending was so nostalgic that you would see the connection of all the Final Destination series. Better watch it for you to find out.
The mood of the story is a perfect combination of thrill, horror and light combination of humor.
The strength of FD5 also lies in its new set of characters. Led by a the gorgeous and killer smile heartthrob Nicholas D'Agosto and other fresh faces on the Hollywood scene. The blending of the characters is just perfect for a FD franchise. You'll surely figure out that FD movies really knows its audience. Acting was okay but not terrible. I love the connection of the characters in the story since they were working with each other under one company. More so, the connection is there and unlike compared with other FD movies, the characters were likely to be complete strangers with each other. I also commend the CREEPY GUY, Tony Todd, who never fail to give warning to every survivors of the series. The audience may find Tony's character more so like the Grim Reaper itself. But, he is effective in adding spice and thrill to the whole film by its eerie and mysterious aura.
The Cinematography and the Post-production is SUPERB! I really loved the Opening and Premonition scene where the Suspension bridge collapse. It is just so scary and heart-pounding. The Bridge scene was by far the BEST PREMONITION SCENE of the Franchise in terms of Post-Production. The editing was great. The death scenes in the bridge was perfectly done especially with the addition of 3D. The 3D technology in this film was used in its maximum advantage and became an integral part of the film. FD5 was few of the films nowadays that would make your 3D experience worth your money. The 3D technology added the scare and gore factor especially during death scenes. WARNING: the film is NOT for light-hearted audiences. It might be gory in general, but fans of FD will surely love the death scenes in full 3D. Be ready with your guts and courage in watching this latest installment of the Grim reaper for it will really bring you closer to DEATH.
So far, its one of the BEST 3D Horror-Supernatural films to date.
RATINGS: 5 STARS