FD fans can rejoice because the deaths of Death's victims are back to cool and gruesome! *Spoiler: A gymnast breaks herself in half, a guy getting acupuncture falls onto the needles--- but then a fire that Death starts causes his actual death due the ammonia the acupuncturist cleaned the acupuncture needles with and he burns up, and a girl going for LASIK eye surgery gets blinded by the laser then because she can't see--- walks into a window and falls out.)*
The one downside is the cast is mostly unknown and they don't display the most convincing acting, except for the creepy coroner (Tony Todd, Night of the Living Dead, Hatchet) who is in almost every FD (except 3 and 4).
A cool addition to the series is there are new rules on how one can cheat death: If you kill someone--- they take your spot in Death and you live.
But the very coolest thing about FD5 is sorta a prequel to the series! *Spoiler: The ending ends on a plane and two of surviving characters (but not for long!) are actually on the plane that 2000's first Final Destination's Alex Browning (Devon Sawa, Idle Hands) and his class are on!*
Final Destination fans should be very pleased with this latest part in the series.
But beware to those afraid of crossing bridges because the collapsing bridge premonition in FD5 will only make your fear worse!