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Worth it for the 3D death sequences,
This review is from: Final Destination 5 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack) (Blu-ray)The Final Destination movies are pretty (well, *really*) stupid. In fact, they're more "thrill park rides" than "movies." This isn't the kind of thing you watch for character development and sharp, layered writing, so don't put this in the player looking for that. Instead, you get a thrill park ride with short bursts of "plot" thrown in between the action sequences. And for those action sequences alone, this is deserving of at least 3.5 stars... maybe a solid 4.
The bridge scene, which really kicks off the whole movie, is the absolute highlight, and in the 3D presentation it's even better. you really get the sense of vertigo you feel from being high up on a bridge over water. Add to that the death sequences, which literally pop out at you, and you've got a really fun scene worthy of watching in three dimensions. Before that, the opening title sequence is also a blast, with stuff literally coming out at you over the credits.
After that, the movie cools down a bit and no other sequence quite matches the 3D spectacle that preceded it (well, the very end--which echoes back to the first Final Destination movie--comes close, I suppose). The plot's pretty predictable, but it's great fun to see how the death scenes are set up and paid off. One in a massage parlor is particularly gratifying.
In short, nothing mind-blowingly awesome, but it's definitely a fun, short entertaining 3D film.