3. Final Destination 5
After seeing a ton of success at the box office with The Final Destination, New Line decided it was time for another entry. Final Destination 5 came out in 2011 and is directed by Steven Quale. Following how well the previous movie did in theaters, they chose to go 3D yet again with the fifth installment, which was… a choice. Final Destination 5 stars Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, and Miles Fisher.
The fifth movie follows the events after Sam has a premonition of a bridge collapsing and killing multiple people. Death comes for him, his friends, and his coworkers who were present at the time, and they discover there may have been a sinister force manipulating their lives all along.
The pros and cons for Final Destination 5 are more of the same as the other entries. While the deaths are fun, original, and well-executed, the plot itself is super formulaic. The cast is pretty strong, which is a pleasant surprise after The Final Destination, but the characters are underdeveloped. Now in the fifth movie in the series, the concept of death chasing after characters is very repetitive and sometimes boring. Plus, the 3D stuff is annoying.
One gruesome death worth mentioning in Final Destination 5, however, is Candice’s demise. If you’ve seen this movie, you know exactly what I’m talking about. During gymnastics practice, the character falls off a bar and literally folds in half onto the floor, splitting her spine and dying instantly. It’s definitely a memorable moment in the franchise.