Final Destination 5
Release Date: August 12, 2011
Starring: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma
Bell, Miles Fisher, Courtney
B. Vance, Arlen Escarpeta,
David Koechner, Tony Todd,
P.J. Byrne, Ellen Wroe
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 92 minutes
Distributor: New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.
Director: Steven Quayle
Executive Producer: Richard Brener, Walter Hamada,
Dave Neustadter, Erik
Holmberg, Sheila Hanahan
Producer: Craig Perry, Warren Zide
Writer: Eric Heisserer
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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (New Line Cinema)
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In the story, a group of young adults are traveling on a bus to a company retreat. As the bus stops in the middle of a suspension bridge for construction work, one of them gets a premonition that the bridge is about to collapse, killing them all in gruesome ways. Sam, the one who gets the premonition, manages to warn his girlfriend, Molly, and his best friend, Peter. They and five others, including their perpetually perturbed boss, Dennis, escape with their lives.
At the funeral for the other employees, the coroner warns Sam, “Death doesn’t like to be cheated.” Sure enough, one by one, the survivors begin meeting their doom in freaky, gruesome accidents. After three deaths, Sam consults the coroner again. He suggests that Death may be satisfied if the survivors can kill someone else to take their place, but can Sam and his friends become murderers?
None of the FINAL DESTINATION sequels have a happy ending. Number 5 is no exception. Everybody dies, but not before the audience is subjected to multiple gruesome, often bloody deaths. The movie depicts death in a humanist way, like a force of nature rather than God’s punishment for sin. FINAL DESTINATION 5 also has plenty of foul language, so media-wise viewers will find very little to cheer for here.
To those who do not know Christ, death is the worst menace, the final closure on an eternity without hope. Yet, according to Philippians 1:21, to those who are assured of their salvation, “to live is Christ, to die is gain.” Hence, a fear of death is not necessary. Though death never takes any form, Satan does come to steal, kill and destroy. He can be defeated, however, by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
The progressive chaos depicted in this movie is far-fetched. Though it’s appointed for man to die once, FINAL DESTINATION 5 eventually gets a little ridiculous in the lengths of random everyday objects and situations falling apart and killing people, objects that otherwise are safe.
None of the FINAL DESTINATION sequels have a happy ending. Number 5 is no exception. Everybody dies, but not before the audience is subjected to multiple gruesome, often bloody deaths. The movie depicts death as a force of nature rather than God’s punishment for sin. FINAL DESTINATION 5 also has plenty of foul language, so media-wise viewers will find little to enjoy here.