Often fun- often boring- often aggravating, but still a very dim witted horror that has no platitudes or power or endorsement to hold us up against.Yawning all they way in- crying on the way out*
The jumps and scares are next to till based upon the gore, the visual squibs, and everything morosely unscary. Horror is about the molding of the two, but as these deaths also resemble the more uniquely formulated ones of previous four features this film feels tired and just a saggy feature to gain mileage and money for both WARNER Bros. NEWLINE CINEMA*
Its not very good, though the engrossingly gimmicky but fun as freaking f*ck (apologies) title sequence is very nerve grindingly high, giving you a feel, the audacity and strength to believe in a strong film that is a fifth in a long running series, BRIAN TYLER score impacting, often comedic*
Something else that I admire but feel is a bit slanted, the connection of comedy and horror, not transitioning throughout timely and in fact right, feeling shoddily looked over and pastured.
Tony Todd-maestro and benevolent power source to the bumps and goose pimples that delight your arms and neck is here- the source between backlog story and self referential horror icon cameo- not that IM complaining.
The other previous FINAl D's are very textural and very much supernatural, but here the deaths are played for screams of delight not terror, the only tension felt while watching this is of grungy cheap gore that doesn't lift my spirits- its just raw and unnatural and horror needs its slime and guts and gore- but in context this film is settled just for people to run around being susp*cious of their own mortality and then die in such unnatural ways- why not something subtle of even scarier than a jumped up bloody death, what about the decaying of youth, the aging of an individual, what if their soul was ripped from within them- something strong and gutsy and new. The set ups are even going two ways- run, scream, susp*cious, death, run scream- or, run, scream, susp*cious, death, 3D effects madness, susp*cious, 3D effects, lazy limp diabolical acting, cut that's a wrap lets be happy, then run scream, another sequel, both the same really but the second choice is the usual way (they) to go!
Often fun- often boring- often aggravating, but still a very dim witted horror that has no platitudes or power or endorsement to hold us up against. This film series had a conclusive and very well brought and sold idea for the ending of the series, but by replicating some minor deaths, and adding all the previous deaths in one reel at the end in 3D was just plain old- SELL OUT- and in those moments you go- ah! (pointing your finger occasionally) this is the moment you see the selling point- the doss and the endearing modern facts of horror- money- not context- also the dim wits that call themselves fanboys of the horror genre- namely they are just want to be wishers. The ending is a cheat, a smart move to give the the gravitas the film needs to those (me) who disliked this movie, though it never over shadows the doubt that this is a waste of good money and time- and was made in flurry- the others having been made three years in between...keen NEWLINE- so am I- but not for the right reasons ;)