‘Final Destination 5′ Trailer #2: Death Still Hates A Cheater

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

Second trailer for Final Destination 51 Final Destination 5 Trailer #2: Death Still Hates A Cheater

While the original Final Destination offered a fairly clever twist on the stalker genre (with Death itself as the supernatural killer), the sequels have all been carbon copies of the original in almost every sense of the term. The sole difference relates to how the characters die in each installment, basically.

Final Destination 5 looks to do likewise, but it also appears to feature more ingeniously-devised ways to slaughter people than some of its predecessors have. The second trailer for the film confirms that, but also begs the question: Can it be legitimately scary – or will it just be gory?

Sam Lawton (Nicholas D’Agosto) is the person in Final Destination 5 who has a premonition about a terrible accident, and manages to save several bystanders when his vision comes true. That deadly set piece takes the form of a suspension bridge that inexplicably collapses, killing all but a handful of people that heeded Sam’s warning.

Per usual, Death doesn’t take kindly to that, and begins hunting down each of its would-be victims by causing (or attempting to cause) them to die in seemingly freak accidents. However, series staple Mr. Bludworth (Tony Todd) warns Sam and his fellow survivors that while there is a way for them to avoid a gruesome premature end, it comes at a high price.

For more, check out the second Final Destination trailer (via Metacafe) below:

Most of the deadly setups introduced in the first Final Destination 5 trailer still look just as squirm-inducing this second time around, which is good news for horror fans who’re just looking to see lesser-known young actors and actresses get knocked off in creatively nasty ways. Like many a horror franchise, though, this series ran out of gas a couple movies back and isn’t really capable of creating tension or genuinely terrifying thrills anymore. All it can really offer now is icky kills – and to be fair, it should have a decent collection of those.

Final Destination 5 was directed by Steven Quale, who has worked in a variety of technical positions (second unit director, editor, visual effects supervisor) on James Cameron films like Avatar, Titanic, and even The Abyss. A technically-profient director is all this sort of  film really requires to keep horror fans happy anyway, since its entertainment value has very little to do with the quality of acting or script work by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street). Take that for what it’s worth.

On the 3D side of things: There’s nothing really gimmicky about the 3D elements on display in any of the Final Destination 5 footage unveiled so far, but nothing that really stands out, either. If you’re already planning on seeing this one in theaters, you probably won’t lose much of anything by going to a 2D screening instead.

Final Destination 5 arrives in theaters on August 12th, 2011.

Source: Metacafe

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  1. HOLY ****

    THAT WAS AMAZING! I’m looking forward to this :)

    • Ummmm why? It’s the same blueprint of the original.

      • Becuase this one looks really good. Part 4 looked bad from the start I love this series but I dont consider part 4 part of this. I think part 5 will atleast be decent.

        • The trailer is well put together. I’ve only seen the first 3. I might rent this one.

      • It does put a little twist, making the surving kill to save their own lives…

      • Didn’t you watch the trailer? They put a twist on it, if you kill somebody you get their life

    • Loved the first two. Enjoyed #4. Hated 3.
      This trailer has definitely made me look. I’m in, I guess. xD

  2. I haven’t seen any of these, but I feel like I should watch them. Interesting concept anyway.

    • 1st one is by far the best… 4 was a steaming pile of garbage.

      • I agree travis.

        though part 2 is very close to one. I loved both.

        • part 1 was very good & 2 was good.. 3 & 4 were too bad.. this trailer seems good.. lets see how this one turns out??

  3. Personally, I love this franchise, and am glad to see that it’s not finished yet.

    I enjoy the inventive, clever, and random ways they come up with to kill people, and that’s all one should expect from these films.

    I’ll see this in the theater just like all the others, and then I’ll add the DVD to my collection when it becomes available.

  4. part one was a mess (towards the end), and the kills weren’t that constructive. 2 however changed all that and imo is the best in the series, 3 suffered b/c of all the special effects used for the kills, but doesn’t get outrun by 1. i only watched bits of 4 and turned it off, to boring even for this style of movie (only idiots would call it ‘horror’).

    this looks interesting, but they killed the suspense (pun not intended btw) by showing all/most of the kills (or parts of them anyways). it would have been better if they showed less kill lead-ups and more ‘jump scare’ moments, to get people guessing how the victims will perish.

  5. Sick of this deaths bt this is gonna be better coz of darker in tone, pt 4 suxxxxxx, let’s hope this will be as good as pt 1

  6. Sugar, I’ve had Laser Eye Surgery!

  7. What I don’t get about these films (well, one the MANY things I don’t get about these films: Including who would want to watch them), is who is giving these kids the ‘visions’ that help them escape death the first time. They just get random visions? A guardian angel of some sort gives it to them (if so, why doesn’t said angel help them at all, after the fact)? I know you’re just supposed to go with these things. But, man, I find that irritating.

    • Yeah man who ever is giving them their vision is one twisted son of a b***h. they much love watching people get killed to keep giving them visions. or just hates death and wants to just piss him off so he gives them the visions to make death work harder. but who knows why they get them. i think it would be cool that instead of it being death that kills them its one of them that survived the accident instead. now that would be a twist.

  8. I think Death should be fired! I mean, it just keep missing it’s mark, movie after movie. You know what, I think Death is a government employee with a fantastic union because no way would a private sector employee be kept around to just keep failing like that. I’m just sayin’. :-D

  9. Ok just wait. Directors really trying to cash in on 3D still? It worked for one movie…Avatar. Every 3D movie after that has done maybe on scene actually using it. It screws up the movie. Saw 3D was a perfect example. It doesn’t, and it’s fairly annoying. I wish these studios would learn that.