Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Revel in the 3D Gruesome Glory

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Revel in the 3D Gruesome Glory

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Final Destination 5 (15, 92 mins) Horror/Thriller/Action/Romance. Nicholas D'Agosto, Miles Fisher, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. Director: Steven Quayle. Contains swearing and violence.

EVEN if you've only seen one of the previous four Final Destination films, you'll already know one thing - you can't cheat Death.

The fifth film in the spectacularly gory franchise doesn't stray from that formula as we're introduced to another all-new batch of characters.

First up is affable Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto), who dreams of becoming a chef while working in the office of a paper manufacturer.

He's been tasked with organising a staff away day for his colleagues, who include on-off girlfriend Molly (Emma Bell), best friends Peter (Miles Fisher) and Nathan (Arlen Escarpeta), sleazy Isaac (P J Byrne) and Olivia (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), the obligatory sexy, bitchy one. All is well until the bus they're on gets stuck in traffic on a suspension bridge. As we've come to expect from Final Destination films, the hero of the piece has a premonition about his or her friends' impending doom, and almost as soon as Sam ushers his friends on the coach, the group and other commuters are trapped in the middle of an unholy bridge collapse.

Sam does his best to get his friends to safety, but with little success.

Only Emma makes it to solid ground. In the space of a few minutes, he and his closest friends are wiped out in some of the most graphic - yet oddly hilarious - death scenes you'll see this year.

The acting may leave a lot to be desired, but the Final Destination writers are second to none when it comes to an imaginative demise.

As his daydream comes to an end, Sam realises what he saw in his mind's eye and hurries his friends off the bus. …

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