Fangoria Movie Review - Final Destination 5


On paper, the FINAL DESTINATION series should be the gorehound’s best friend: Character and plot are scaled back in order to concentrate on what really matters—setpieces featuring the messiest deaths imaginable, cleverly staged and primed to wring squeals and cringes from a predominantly teen demographic. Still, while any FINAL DESTINATION is guaranteed to deliver loads of squishy fun, there’s a glaring lack of emotional involvement or resonance for the audience; they’re like horror’s equivalent of the JACKASS stunt movies. Now, with the fifth entry in theaters, is there reason to hope for something more substantial?

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