- Awesome Music: "If You Want Blood (You Got It)" by AC/DC during the death montage at the end of the film.
- Crosses the Line Twice:
- The film ends with a montage of every death in the series right before the credits roll. With the aforementioned AC\DC song!
- Olivia's death. As if that wasn't bad enough, her good eyeball popped out of her head, completely intact. Until a random vehicle ran it over.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Domestically, this was the lowest-grossing Final Destination film, barely making back its budget and essentially finishing the series off. Its box-office take outside the US, however, is the second-highest out of the entire series, behind the fourth film by only about $4 million.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: P.J. Byrne as the flirty Issac Palmer makes a couple snide remarks about Chinese people in this movie prior to his death in an acupuncture spa which fire plays a part in. The next year, he began playing Bolin in an Asian themed production (The Legend of Korra), and he's a brother to a firebender and eventually learns to lavabend. Plus an acupuncture scene is in that show's third Book.
- Jerkass Woobie:
- Peter Friedkin has witnessed his girlfriend die in front of him and knows that Death is coming for him next, so he resorts to murder when he finds a way to cheat death by stealing someone else's life.
- Olivia is a bit nasty to everyone but you're bound to feel a little sorry for her when she's going for the laser eye surgery and ends up holding a teddy bear to comfort herself.
- Moral Event Horizon: Crossed by Peter when he kills Agent Block and goes after Molly in an attempt to snuff out any witnesses. It didn't help that she was his original mark after being convinced that she's the only one who'll live out of the survivors and that killing a person would give him their remaining days.
- Narm: Candace's death in the opening disaster goes from scary to silly when, while falling, she's impaled on a boat's prow and her intestines spill out.
- Special Effects Failure: The appliance used to simulate Peter getting rebars through his face in the opening disaster looks horribly fake.
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: While the previous sequels are of varying quality, this is generally regarded as one of the better sequels to come out, actually adding new mythology to the series (a feat not seen since the second film) and ending the series on a high note. It is also the best reviewed of the franchise, with the only "Fresh" rating in the series on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Tear Jerker: Sam and Mollys deaths. Every other movie in the series featured a Hope Spot for the characters, but when that was taken away it was always played for Black Comedy. This time its not, and its honestly tragic: Sam slowly realizes that Alex had a premonition just like his, but the plane is already in the air and theres nothing he can do. Then Molly, who wasnt even supposed to die in the first place, is sucked out of the crumbling plane despite his best efforts, and then he dies screaming as hes engulfed in flames.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The fifth film made great use of 3D.
- The entire bridge collapse scene looks amazing, both in the premonition and when everyone gets off.
YMMV / Final Destination 5