‘Glee 3D’ vs. ‘Final Destination 5’

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The multiplex is confusing! Your typical neighborhood movie emporium has 16 screens, and on those screens are as many as five or six different movies. It is easy to become disoriented and choose the wrong film, especially when similar pictures are released at the same time. As a guide for moviegoers this weekend, here is a handy summary.

‘Glee: The 3D Concert Movie’ vs. ‘Final Destination 5’: How to Tell the Difference

“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: An attempt to cash in on a once-promising franchise.
“Final Destination 5”: An attempt to cash in on a never-promising franchise.

“Final Destination 5”: Takes great delight in torturing its characters.
“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: Takes great delight in torturing its audience.

“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: Asks you to pay $14 to watch the same thing you can see for free on TV.
“Final Destination 5”: Asks you to pay $14 to watch the same thing you already paid for in four previous movies.

“Final Destination 5”: Young people are butchered.
“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: New songs are butchered.

“Final Destination 5”: Moral of the story is that you cannot cheat death.
“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: Moral of the story is that apparently you can cheat death, because some of these teenagers are 30 years old.

“Final Destination 5”: An elaborate and complicated series of random events results in a major disaster.
“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: A simple and predictable series of familiar events results in Finn and Rachel being mad at each other again.

“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: Praised by the gay community for its message of tolerance and acceptance.
“Final Destination 5”: Praised by the gore community for its message of decapitation and impalement.

“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: Includes an appearance by Gwyneth Paltrow.
“Final Destination 5”: No appearance by Gwyneth Paltrow, but there might be a severed head in a box.

“Final Destination 5”: Title is misleading; movie is not the final one.
“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”: Title is misleading; movie contains no glee.

— Film.com