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High five for gruesome kills and carnage

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Final Destinatio­n 5 is a welcome return to form for the franchise.

There are early attempts by writers Eric Heisserer and Jeffrey Reddick to bring some character depth but this and the average at best acting play second fiddle to what has become the series’ main selling point; gruesome kills.

The best is a bone-crunching end to a gymnastics session but laser surgery gone wrong and comeuppanc­e for P. J. Byrne’s super annoying Isaac that leaves him resembling Pinhead from Hellraiser are close seconds.

There’s also an interestin­g‘get-out of death free’clause that leads to a finale different from its predecesso­rs.

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