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The Worst Name Ever

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | June 30, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | June 30, 2010 |

5nal Destination

That’s what the fifth Final Destination movie is going to be called.

5nal Destination

That looks like the way someone would spell “Anal” on their vanity plate request to try to sneak the word past the bureaucrats. 2 Fast 2 Furious was an idiotic name, but at least had a sliver of cleverness to it in the way that “two” is a homophone for “too.” Even ID4 was better since that was not the actual marketed name of the movie so much as a logo. But this? I am going to go out on a limb and say that “5nal” is the low point in the history of the English language.

The other news on the film is that hints of the opening death scene are being leaked to drum up press. There’s a kid, a suspension bridge kills him. Wow, consider the press drummed up. See, the entire draw of the Final Destination franchise is in the utterly innocuous way the characters are systematically slaughtered. Dustin compared the tone of the films to watching a “Gilmore Girls” episode and suddenly seeing Rory get decapitated by a chainsaw. The only draw of the franchise is in that dichotomy, which is completely lost in a hinted description. The key element isn’t the chainsaw, it’s the disconnect between normalcy and the chainsaw.

Also of note? The director of this is Steven Quale, who is being described as a protege of James Cameron after working on Terminator 2, Avatar, True Lies, and The Abyss. I’m pretty sure he’s not actually a protege of James Cameron, the evidence of which is the fact that he is the director of 5nal Destination. With a mentor landing you gigs like that, who needs enemies?

(source: Cinema Blend)

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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