“Final Destination 5” is the latest in a string of “Final Destination” films that, according to many, have gotten more and more ridiculous with each film. However, while, overall, the critics seems to still abide by that opinion for the most part, giving it a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, the audience has given it a 70%. However, the critics have still given the movie a pat on the back.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the critics felt that “[i]t’s still only for the gore-thirsty faithful, but ‘Final Destination 5’ represents a surprising return to form for the franchise.”
Here’s some of what they said:
“Morbid mirthfulness was at the heart of the first ‘Final Destination’…and has now returned once more to ‘Final Destination 5’.” –Eric D. Snider, Film.com
Director Steven Quale…stage the death scenes with intermittently effective black humour to juice up a premise that, essentially, has all the suspense of watching the line at an abattoir. Consequently, each death scene is a slow tease as we try to guess which flickering light bulb, loose screw, acupuncture needle, dripping pipe or dangling hook is going to deliver the coup the grace.”–Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
“A long and eventually tedious series of deaths, all in slightly sickening 3-D.”–Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
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