Thanks to ChurpChurp, I got a chance to catch the movie Final Destination 5 over in TGV KLCC tonight. Being a fan of the Final Destination franchise, I did not miss out the chance to catch this special screening. My expectations weren't very high to begin with because we all know Final Destination movies recycle the same plot to death (pun intended) It's how they play out the death scenes that I'm interested in.
The screening for Final Destination 5 this time around was held in TGV KLCC, the close proximity to my home allowed me to reach early to collect the tickets and then catch up with a couple of bloggers over some nice dinner.
|The 2 Gorgeous Ms ChurpChurp Ticket Issuers|
|Our tickets for the night|
|That's us having out dinner together, L-R Clockwise, (Janice and I), (Tony, Qian and Melissa), (Isaac, Benjamin and Elwyn)|
Coming back to the movie, Final Destination played out exactly as what I've expected it to do, with the same sick and twisted storyline albeit this time around there was a slight twist in the end. This time, we have a group of 8 employees of a paper making plant on a business retreat who were saved from this really devastating bridge collapse. Believe me when I say it was devastating, the giant bridge collapsed bringing down cement, concrete, mortar, cars and buses down to their deaths in the seas below.
Just for the record, not that it really mattered because we all know they die eventually, we have the cast as follows. They even have one character with the same name as myself.
Nicholas D'Agosto - Sam Lawton (the hero of the movie, the one having the initial premonition)
Emma Bell - Molly Harper (the hero's love interest)
Miles Fisher - Peter Friedkin (the guy who goes cuckoo towards the end)
Ellen Wroe - Candice Hooper (the gymnast)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood - Olivia Castle (the rocker girl with glasses)
P.J. Byrne - Isaac (a rather obnoxious IT dude)
Arlen Escarpeta - Nathan (the newly appointed plant manager)
David Koechner - Dennis (the bald sales boss)
As the story goes, one by one death comes looking for them in gory ways. We get to see them die in gruesome ways which actually made up the core of this movie, as the storyline and character development is close to non-existent. What I liked about this latest installment of Final Destination was the way the deaths were played out. It wasn't as straight forward and predictable as before. For example, the wet puddle with an exposed electric cable does not kill one of the characters, instead it was a totally unexpected death far from being electrocuted.
Overall, I rather liked this movie, as I did for the past four installments. The storyline is bland, and zero character development, but who cares, because we were there just for the death scenes. At least that was why I watched this movie. Beautifully played out and gruesome as ever, this movie is definately not for the weak of heart (think along the lines of Saw, and Hostel). I wouldn't rate it very high though, a 5/10 would suffice in my opinion. Now where can I get the uncut version of Final Destination 5?
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