Final Destination 5
The other day I mentioned Final Destination 5, I didn’t give many details so I thought I’d expand on that today. Also just a quick note tomorrow is my six month anniversary of blogging every single day. Be sure to check out the celebratory post.
Isn’t it strange how a series about not being able to escape death has managed to escape death for so long? Final Destination is one of my favourite film franchises and I got what people meant when they criticised the acting, that is until I saw The Final Destination (Final Destination 4). The 3D was great, but the rest of it didn’t exactly inspire confidence in the future of the saga. Yet here it is a fifth instalment of, what is now, the most hypocritical film series ever.
The plot is the same as usual; someone has a vision of a disaster, and then saves themselves and some expendable extras. This time the disaster is a bridge collapsing, which so does not beat the rollercoaster in number 3. Sam Lawton, played by Nicholas D’Agosto, is the lucky character that has a random premonition.
It’s never exactly been revealed why they get visions, though it two possibilities have been hinted at. One possibility is that a rival force is trying to help people by given them the visions. The other theory is that death has sent the premonitions as a way to guide them into his plans; this means they never avoided death in the first place. One major whole in the second option is that, if it were true, the second movie would make no sense as death goes backwards through the list to seal up the rift made by the survivors of the first one.
William Bludworth, played by Tony Todd, will finally be making another appearance, having not been seen since Final Destination 2. His character is the, seemingly, all knowing mortician who once told the characters how to save themselves once and for all. They failed. So far there are no survivors. Clear Rivers got pretty far, managing to last almost two movies, but she was ultimately killed proving that blonds can screw up simple tasks like opening doors.
The movie is expected to hit cinemas on the 26th of August. Like its predecessor it will be in 3D. I wonder if Final Destination will ever actually reach its final destination, if sales go well they intend to make Final Destination six and seven. These would be films back to back, which hints that there would be some relevant continuity between them. Let’s hope that they find some way to spice up the fleeting franchise before the completely run it into the ground.
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