Molly – Emma Bell
Peter Friedkin – Miles Fisher
Candice Hooper – Ellen Wroe
Olivia Castle – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Isaac – P.J. Byrne
Nathan – Arlen Escarpeta
Dennis – David Koechner
Agent Block – Courtney B. Vance
Bludworth – Tony Todd
The Final Destination series is always bang for the horror buck since it never strays from its tried and true formula. While on a plane, bus, car ride, etc with fellow students, friends, family, colleagues, etc, an individual has a premenition that saves his group from their predestined deaths in a horrible accident. But as Bludworth portrayed by Tony “Candyman” Todd states, “Death doesn’t like to be cheated.” Thus, the survivors are taken out in the order that they died in the vision. Each film has followed this same pattern and each film delivers increasingly gorier modes for people to kick the bucket! In this the fifth installment, the 3D adds to the fun with the opening accident a campy 3D gore fest of blood, body parts, brains, and glass all flying at the screen! The grisly scernarios, in which the hapless lot in FD5 are taken out, were so cartoonish that the preview audience just kept going “EWWWW!” and “ARRRRG.” The fifth time is the charm with the humor amped up to match the terror. We alternated between laughing our asses off then being totally grossed out. In all horror movies, it always makes me howl how calm folks are after finding the splattered remains of their friends! Hell, who would actually be planning a relocation to Paris and having romantic candlelit dinners in the midst of Death killing all their colleagues and chasing them down?!
What makes the Final Destination films so much fun is that most of the horrors involve things that people do every day. After viewing the FD series, you will never be able to look at tanning beds, accupuncture, or laser surgery the same way again! And the gymnastic scene is definitely not for the faint of heart! More gross than scary, Final Destination 5 is cheesy good fun!