Movie Reviews Final Destination 5

Horror movies rarely receive positive reviews, and the fifth Final Destination movie is no exception. (The previous four didn't fare much better.) Mike Hale refers to a line in the movie in which a character remarks, "It's just that I've seen this before." Hale calls the line "too depressingly true to be funny." Likewise Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times writes that "if you're a fan of the franchise (Really? You're reading this?), you no doubt know what you're in for already. This is, after all, the series that from the beginning has asked the question -- How many ways can characters be killed?" Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News also notes that the movie "will not go down as a classic of its genre. But there's no doubt it'll pave the way for sequel number six. If that sounds like faint praise, well, there's only so much you can do with a formula that experienced rigor mortis years ago." John DeFore in the Washington Post comments that "The script and acting satisfy the genre's requirements by being thoroughly forgettable." And they're not helped by 3D, he adds. "If a movie this full of surprise impalement and vicious projectiles can't make 3-D fun, isn't it time to scrap the whole fad?" Scott Bowles in USA Today does allow that "for teens with money to burn, there are worse options to curdle blood." And Kyle Smith in the New York Post suggests that the movie is tailor-made for the current generation. Final Destination 5 , he writes, "turns out to be one of the fastest-moving films of the year, is a suspenseful and macabre exercise in dread for the absurdly cosseted." But leave it to Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times to come up with the most trenchant (albeit patronizing) comment of the day "I expect this movie to make a lot of money at the box office, spent by fans eager to see still more cool ways for hot young characters to be slaughtered. My review will not be read by any of these people. They know what they enjoy. ... I am always pleased when moviegoers have a good time; perhaps they will return to a theater and someday see a good movie by accident, and it will start them thinking."

12/08/2011


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