Originally Posted by ChldsPlay /forum/post/20831037
The Final Destination movies get worse with each "sequel" and this one is no exception. The acting is terrible across the board. The deaths are increasingly ridiculous (and I'm not talking about how crazy the "coincidences" are that cause them, but that they completely ignore physics and common sense aspects of reality. And the movies spend way too much time trying to make you think it could be this or that, instead of just letting it unfold. And the series keeps making up new contradictory rules in each movie because they can't think of a way to carry on the series without ignoring what they set up previously.
The ending tried to be clever to connect it to the previous films, but is very obvious once the setting is revealed, and not surprising at all if you're paying attention during the rest of the film.
The 3D wasn't bad.
In third place, death started to grip the Final Destination franchise, which saw one of its sequels open lower than its predecessors for the first time. Final Destination 5 drew $18 million on close to 4,600 screens at 3,155 locations, and an estimated 75 percent of the gross was from 3D presentations on 2,800 screens at 2,515 locations (highest 3D share of the summer among major releases). Predecessor The Final Destination, also in 3D, debuted to $27.4 million in Aug. 2009, but FD5's estimated attendance was the worst of the franchise, slotting just below the first movie.
In its marketing, Final Destination 5 offered more of the same and no new twists, relying only on the brand and new deaths to lure moviegoers. On top of natural fatigue, the brand was damaged by The Final Destination, which, in additon to being promoted as the final movie, was widely seen as the worst of the series. According to distributor Warner Bros., FD5's audience was 54 percent male (FD4 had a 52 percent female skew) and evenly split between those over and under 25 years old (FD4 was 60 percent under 25).