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Average User Score: 7.2Aug 21, 2011Fright Night is wildly entertaining. The storyline adheres just enough to the original plot for me to ignore the modern trappings inserted byFright Night is wildly entertaining. The storyline adheres just enough to the original plot for me to ignore the modern trappings inserted by director Craig Gillespie. Fright Night is a remake of the 1985 film starring William Ragsdale (Herman from "Herman's Head" for those of you old enough to recollect the failed sitcom). What is new about Fright Night v 3 or FN 2011 as it were, is Colin Farrell. Farrell brings a much needed edginess and let's face it, a believable bad boy vibe to the franchise. Even better is the added bonus of Christopher Mintz-Plasse returning to his McLovin' roots by acting like a bamboozling buffoon. There is nothing more pleasurable than watching the clumsy geek-Ed Nelson (Mintz-Plasse) turn into the frightful vampire 'Evil' Ed Nelson. Newsflash people, turning into an undead creature of the night does not guarantee a change of personality, a mailing address perhaps, but that's it!
Average User Score: 6.5Aug 14, 2011In essence the Final Destination franchise is reality television come home to roost on the big screen. It is survivor island for teens andIn essence the Final Destination franchise is reality television come home to roost on the big screen. It is survivor island for teens and upstart adults. The brand has lasted for over a decade and has pulled itself out of the abyss just as the Saw franchise has. While there is nothing new about Final Destination 5 3D, it is amped up on 3D steroids. Every explosion and all of the carnage seem to be hurling at our faces at astronomical speeds. There is a reason why the paradigm remains the same for ordered deaths after death has missed its target; this episode pays homage to the series' roots and beginnings. It is essentially a mishmash of gore and pillaging that pays tribute to its predecessors. Frankly, the movie gave me a splitting headache, if you know what I mean!