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).
Conclusion: If you can ignore the plot-holes and simply enjoy the action, then you will really enjoy this movie. It’s a lot of fun to watch and director Justin Lin really outdid himself on the action and stunts.
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.
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.
Excerpt: There are moments in Fast Five that bend the laws of physics like a Looney Tunes short, and lines of dialogue so bombastic they're unintentionally hilarious. But as the kind of brawny, exciting and slightly dumb action that American blockbusters excel at, Fast Five is practically peerless, as...