August 11, 2011
Critics Consensus: Final Destination 5 Sorta Thrills, The Help Inspires
This week at the movies, we've got deadly premonitions (Final Destination 5, starring Nicholas D'Agosto and Emma Bell); a wacky bank heist (30 Minutes or Less, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride); societal change (The Help, starring Viola Davis and Emma Stone); and Gleek mania ( Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, starring Lea Michele and Chris Colfer). What do the critics have to say? Listen up, Final Destination fans: we've got good news, and we've got bad news. The good news first: the critics say Final Destination 5 is probably the best entry in the series, with tense, well-crafted set pieces that provide some welcome freshness to the franchise's signature Rube Goldberg-esque kills. The bad news: "critical success" is a relative term here.