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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Final Destination 5

  My biggest complaint about this film series was the lack of depth and creativity in the characters.  Now I realize (as I did then) that the characters are not really important. You must stick with fairly two-dimensional characters in order to focus on what is important and that is the death scenes.
         The very idea of this series from the beginning is to bring something new to the horror movie genre. Horror films are the oldest, most popular and most profitable genre in history. Well I am not sure if that past statistic is completely truthful, it is a scary point for many reasons.
         There is one thing I am sure of however.  I sure did enjoy this movie. It was truly frightening from start to finish. I finally calmed down however and focused on the movie. As I said before it is the creativity of the death scenes and how tense I felt while waiting for these inevitable shouts of terror and mini blood baths that really gets my juices flowing. There is a reason that horror movies have been so profitable through out history. It is a great escape from the horrors of real life.
Everybody knows that outside of winning contests, lotteries, or inheriting money from a rich relative. The best way to get rich quick in America is too bring something new to the table.  You don’t necessarily have to reinvent the wheel to make lots of money. You must simply make the wheel move faster or better. This franchise did just that. It brought a new twist to what many patrons believe the most talked about genre in the cinematic history. (Horror)
         This is the first horror film series to not have a boogey man like character. The biggest complaint I hear about horror movies is how stupid the characters are. It is also this heartless killer that is consistent.
So am I going to far out on a limb to say that his series is the first series to bring a heart to the horror franchise? Am I stretching my self to thin to make a new oxymoron? The last film after all was called “The Final Destination”.

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm