Excerpt: If there is one franchise that seems to have beaten the odds, it’s the Fast and Furious series. The original surprised many when it opened back in 2001, but didn’t appear to be a film that has, to this day spawned five sequels (a 7th film is in the works).
Excerpt: Generally speaking, sequels tend to pale in comparison to the original, but here's a case where the fifth film in the series is actually the best. It all boils down to the screenplay, which has more of an
Excerpt: Fast Five’s opening heist has the Fast crew welding open a passenger train car, ejecting the millions of dollars worth of vehicles inside, and it’s not until some inter-departmental disagreement that someone actually hears/sees something.
Excerpt: The Movie Picking up immediately after the events of the previous installment, Fast & Furious , Fast Five sets escaped convict Dom (Vin Diesel), sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and former lawman Brian (Paul Walker) on the run down in Rio de Janiero.
Conclusion: I admit it, I like 'Fast Five.' It's corny, silly, and has no sense for simple laws of physics, but who cares, right? There's just something about The Rock that lights up a movie screen. He brings much needed character to the movie.
Conclusion: Fast Five . It's just fun to say. Fast Five . And it's just fun to watch. No need to think, no need to analyze, no need to do anything other than sit back, strap in and enjoy the ride. Luckily, Universal's Blu-ray edition makes it that much easier to Let Go and Let Lin.
Summary: If Hot Wheels and "Ocean's Eleven" had a baby, and that baby were raised on the set of a bad soap opera filled with melodramatic bodybuilders with awesome cars and hot Brazillian models, it would be this movie. Okay, I admit it. I liked it.