Excerpt: After escaping from prison, street racer Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has escaped down to South America, and when his former partner and former federal agent Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Dom's sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) follow him down to Rio, they find themselves on the wrong end of a deal with a corrupt businessman named Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) who runs all the crime in the favela slums.
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). Paul Walker was the only star from the original to return to the first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious , but the third film, Tokyo Drift failed to bring back any of the original stars.
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. Dwayne Johnson is the real star of the movie and his relentless yet humorous performance is reason enough to watch the movie.
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. The train is about 10 cars long, loaded with travelers, and not one of them heard something? Looked back to see cars careening out? Saw the flatbed truck hoisting them to the ground?
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. Times are tough when you're an international fugitive and so they take on a dangerous new job--involving the illegal procurement of some automobiles, go figure--which goes horribly wrong.
Excerpt: When we last left our petrolhead heroes, former FBI agent Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker, Running Scared ) was in the process of going over to the dark side, springing his BFF and racing rival Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel, xXx ) from prison. Sick of running and looking over their shoulder, the two reunite in Rio and hatch a daring plan to steal $100 million from the city's biggest ganglord.
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. It isn't the best action movie, or the best car chase movie, but it's a decent way to spend a couple hours. And that vault chase is just hilarious fun. With great video and demo-quality audio, 'Fast Five' comes recommended.