Final Destination 5 [Blu-Ray] Steven Quale

Final Destination 5 [Blu-Ray] Steven Quale
After the abysmal, and supposedly last, instalment a few years ago, it would have been safe to say that any future sequels of the Final Destination series would instantly be DOA. However, Final Destination 5 surprisingly manages to breathe new life into what was thought to be a defunct horror franchise, despite its recycled plot line. Fans of the series know what to expect in this "not for the squeamish" gore-fest, as we're introduced to Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto), another ill-fated protagonist who saves a group of his co-workers after having a premonition moments before about how they would die in a horrible suspension bridge collapse. If you've seen even one of these horror films, you know that Death is as vengeful as a jilted ex-wife who has been cheated on, hunting down the survivors of the fatal accident one by one, offing them in very callous, grisly and gruesome ways. In the spirit of David Ellis's hyper-active Final Destination 2, director Steven Quale makes up for the one-note characters and atrocious lines of dialogue by injecting well-choreographed death and fight sequences, and is also able to effectively pull-off a clever twist ending that actually excuses the title of the previous film (The Final Destination). Final Destination 5 knows its morbid audience and if watching a montage of splatter-worthy deaths seen throughout the films in the end credits doesn't instantly give you pangs of nostalgia, then stay far away from this slasher sequel. Just like the film, the Blu-Ray supplements are unexpectedly entertaining, as viewers are privy to how the brave actors filmed the CGI-heavy bridge collapse and action-packed finale in front of a green screen. The Blu-Ray also includes 15 minutes of alternate death scenes that will only truly impress hardcore gore hounds. (Warner)