Final Destination 5

In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.

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Film Cast:

  • Sam: Nicholas D’Agosto
  • Molly: Emma Bell
  • Peter Friedkin: Miles Fisher
  • Agent Block: Courtney B. Vance
  • Dennis: David Koechner
  • Nathan: Arlen Escarpeta
  • Olivia Castle: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
  • Isaac: P.J. Byrne
  • Candice Hooper: Ellen Wroe
  • Bludworth: Tony Todd
  • Roy: Brent Stait
  • John: Roman Podhora
  • Cho: Jasmin Dring
  • Dr. Leonetti: Barclay Hope
  • Spa Receptionist: Chasty Ballesteros
  • Chef: Mike Dopud
  • Coach: Tanya Hubbard
  • Federal Agent: Frank Topol
  • Rocker: Tim Fellingham
  • Crime Scene Tech: Blaine Anderson
  • Reporter: Dawn Chubai
  • Mike the Waiter: Ryan Hesp
  • Campus Security: Andy Nez
  • Flight Attendant: Diana Pavlovská
  • Woman: Jodi Balfour
  • Line Chef: Michael Adamthwaite
  • FD1 Passenger: June B. Wilde
  • Porter: Brittany Rogers
  • Bus Driver: Ian Thompson
  • Larry Murnau (archive footage) (uncredited): Forbes Angus
  • Valerie Lewton (archive footage) (uncredited): Kristen Cloke
  • Terry Chaney (archive footage) (uncredited): Amanda Detmer
  • Nadia (archive footage) (uncredited): Stephanie Honoré
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Chelan Simmons
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Crystal Lowe
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Devon Sawa
  • Carter Horton (archive footage) (uncredited): Kerr Smith

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Brian Tyler
  • Editor: Eric A. Sears
  • Producer: Craig Perry
  • Producer: Warren Zide
  • Costume Design: Jori Woodman
  • Executive Producer: Erik Holmberg
  • Stunts: Marny Eng
  • Director of Photography: Brian Pearson
  • Production Design: David Sandefur
  • Executive Producer: Walter Hamada
  • Casting: Eyde Belasco
  • Stunts: Kimberly Chiang
  • Executive Producer: Richard Brener
  • Line Producer: Mathew Hart
  • Stunts: Ashlea Earl
  • Stunts: Rorelee Tio
  • Director: Steven Quale
  • Screenplay: Eric Heisserer
  • Art Direction: Sandi Tanaka
  • Executive Producer: Dave Neustadter
  • Stunts Coordinator: J.J. Makaro
  • Sound Effects Editor: Kerry Ann Carmean
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ben Wilkins
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Berj Bannayan
  • Co-Producer: John Rickard
  • Stunts: Andrea Kinsky
  • Greensman: Darcy Wyness
  • Sound Designer: Jon Title
  • Visual Effects: Anthony Di Ninno
  • Foley Artist: Michael J. Broomberg
  • Sound Effects Editor: Karen Vassar Triest
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Steve Pederson
  • Assistant Art Director: David Clarke
  • Set Designer: Jim Ramsay
  • Set Designer: Doug Girling
  • Sculptor: Aaron Jordan
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Cyryl Koshyk
  • Visual Effects Producer: Greg Baxter
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Brad Sherman
  • Visual Effects Producer: Charlene Eberle Douglas
  • Property Master: Bryan Korenberg
  • ADR Editor: Michelle Pazer
  • ADR Editor: Chris Jargo
  • Makeup Effects: Toby Lindala
  • Makeup Effects: Céline Godeau
  • Sculptor: Daniel Scarcello
  • Construction Coordinator: Craig Henderson
  • Visual Effects Producer: Joseph Bell
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Dave McMoyler
  • Set Decoration: Caroline George-Kohne
  • Set Decoration: Melissa Olson
  • Art Department Coordinator: Shelley Silverman
  • Set Designer: Joe May
  • Set Designer: Joe Wolkosky
  • Color Designer: Darren Griffiths
  • Makeup Artist: Lisa Strong
  • Hairstylist: Paul Edwards
  • Visual Effects: Matthew Lajoie
  • Stunts: Laura Lee Connery
  • First Assistant Camera: Stewart Whelan
  • Costume Supervisor: Marco Pimenta
  • Executive Producer: Sheila Hanahan
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Miles Lauridsen
  • Visual Effects: Bill Bridges
  • Visual Effects: Colin Cunningham
  • Stunts: Zandara Kennedy
  • VFX Artist: Aymeric Aute
  • Stunts: Leanne Buchanan
  • Visual Effects: Eric Covello
  • Associate Producer: Jason Koffeman
  • Visual Effects: Jordan Flanagan
  • Visual Effects: Christopher Bozzetto
  • VFX Artist: Matthew Dorazio

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby.

    Hee, no surprise to find great division among horror fanatics, whatever the film or franchise, hot debate – even furious anger – can be found. FD5 has unsurprisingly garnered mixed reactions, but even allowing for the fact that as an idea it’s a series that can’t get better, part 5 is a considerable step up from the very poor part 4. It also boasts a neat trick of the tail, where some ingenuity is used to bring the series full circle, with a glint in the eye and a bloody tongue in the cheek.

    Once again the opening and closing credit sequences are superb, doffing its cap to what is undoubtedly a very popular horror franchise. The disaster that underpins the formula is one of the best to be staged, a mighty bridge collapse that terrifies and thrills in equal measure. Then of course it’s same old same old, which you would think anyone venturing into watch would expect anyway. Acting is as usual mixed, but the deaths are up to the ingenious standard set throughout all the other films, and then a narrative twist at the finale arrives to seal the deal for a rollicking good time. We even get a welcome return of Tony Todd – Bonus! If it proves to be the final Final Destination then it’s a fitting closure, because there is thought here. Anyone taking on another will have to come up with a whole new idea to appease the horror hordes.

    Enough Now. 7.5/10

  • Wuchak: ***One of the best of the franchise, if not THE best***

    The first “Final Destination” movie in 2000 was a rather innovative ‘Dead Teenager Movie’ in that the killer was Death itself, an invisible spirit. A group of people, mostly youths, escape a great tragedy due to a premonition of one of them and the rest of the movie involves the Grim Reaper systematically slaying the kids who cheated Death in various creative ways, usually an unlikely chain of events. The opening tragedy in the first film was a plane crash, in the second a highway pile-up, in the third a rollercoaster mishap, in the fourth a racetrack calamity. In this fifth and most recent film (2011) it’s a spectacular bridge collapse and it’s probably the best opening tragedy of the franchise.

    All of the movies in the series tell the same basic story with different characters and minor nuances; all of them are of the same high quality of technical filmmaking. Whether you prefer one or another depends on your preference for cast members and the death sequences (and the locations). Other than these factors they’re all basically the same.

    “Final Destination 5” features Nicholas D’Agosto as the main protagonist with Emma Bell as his blonde girlfriend. Tom Cruise lookalike, Miles Fisher, is also on hand while Ellen Wroe plays the gymnast. Meanwhile Tony Todd returns as the creepy coroner who seems to know more about the situation than he should.

    While it’s true that you know exactly how this film will play out if you’ve seen the first four installments, or any of them, there are some highlights beyond the females. For one, this movie has a superb score and soundtrack, at least on par with the previous installment. Aside from featuring the most thrilling opening tragedy, there are several creative death scenes involving a gymnast accident, an Asian spa, eye surgery, a factory mishap and a restaurant altercation. This entry also throws in a unique twist that I’m not going to give away (but if you’ve seen the trailer you already know what it is). There’s an additional surprise at the end, which nicely wraps up the five-movie franchise.

    The film runs 92 minutes and, like the first three films, was shot in the Vancouver area (the fourth film was shot in the East).

    GRADE: B+

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