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Get the Fifth Gear.
Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.
A beautiful, inspiring poem of a film. Some say it is not as good as CITIZEN KANE. To that I say CITIZEN KANE does not feature the word "funderwear."
As unapologetically cheesy and joyously entertaining as the last time I watched it. I still can't believe the fifth instalment in a poor franchise could turn out as good as this.
Part 5 of One Last Ride
"The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room, right here, right now."
I find it so incredibly difficult to believe that Fast Five was released almost four years ago. I still remember the day vividly: it was a Friday, my group of friends and I had just gotten out of school for the weekend, and we had been planning on seeing Fast Five for weeks, it seemed.
We walked the two mile distance from our high school to the local theater, stopping halfway to buy some snacks (that we hid in our backpacks once we got to the theater) from a local Dollar…
just when it looked like the Fast franchise was over – the grim and morose-filled Fast & Furious nose-diving almost all of the charm lin promised with Tokyo Drift – Fast Five came along, turning the earnestness + charisma up to eleven and choosing to delve even deeper into the melodramatic, mythological rabbit hole of a series that’s existence is still bewildering to this very day.
where there was once a series of underground racing/crime films that concentrated too much on melodrama and dated coolness with little-to-no self-awareness, occasionally veering into the vehicle-based lunacy we all loved, Fast Five was a total reinvigoration - establishing the Fast movies as this weirdly superb action-franchise hybrid. appropriating the globetrotting pleasures of Mission Impossible,…
The idea to take a creatively stalled and uninteresting series which somehow managed four films with the world's most boring characters and a plot that collectively amount to "hey, cars are cool, aren't they?" and change that into an exciting, intriguing, fast-paced heist series that uses its obsession with cars to its advantage was probably the greatest stroke of genius of 2011.
The characters don't get much development, but did you expect/want them to? Justin Lin and crew know where their best assets lie and thankfully, that's in creating a fun heist movie rather than attempting Cars: The Movie But Not The Pixar Movie, Part V. Also, somehow they got an amazing and potentially career-defining role out of Dwayne Johnson,…
I love the way Lin gestures towards the past entries in the franchise, only to quickly brush over it. He's clearly making a "Justin Lin film" as opposed to just another franchise entry.
I can imagine the series thriving like this, each entry bringing in a different director, and each director bringing his own "isms" into the franchise....
Anyways, this is thrilling stuff. More rewatches guaranteed.
The debut of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the Fast and Furious franchise, what an inspired piece of casting. Widely regarded as being the start of the blockbuster "Fast" films with the introduction of "the team."
A very entertaining action film which I enjoyed a lot.
A heart pounding, over the top action thrill ride with incredibly entertaining and high octane action sequences and a story bigger in scale to go along with it.
One of the most notable aspects of "Fast Five" is the newest addition to the cast, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Luke Hobbs, an almost Bounty Hunter like Agent who brings such an insane level of craziness to the franchise.
While The Rock's character is not all that special, it is in his overtly goofy but entirely gripping performance that makes his presence in the film so much fun to watch. It's always a highlight whenever as scene features him.
What also is remarkable about this film is the amount of crazy,…
Fast Five is dumb fun with an emphasis on the latter, reinvigorating the stagnating franchise in the process and giving The Rock one of his most beloved roles.
Fast Five was my first movie in the Fast Franchise and I did not like it the first time, likely because it was my first. I wasn't already connected to any of the characters. Now having watched the movie again after watching the rest of the series this was a fun movie. Not the best but still decent. The action scenes are fun as they are in most of their movies.
Wherein Fast and Furious becomes Ocean's 11 with cars (or just The Italian Job)
Fuck this movie and every single one of these since Tokyo Drift. Vin Diesel sucks, that bold headed fuck.
And here, we have the reason the Fast and Furious series has *really* taken off in recent years. The scales are bigger, and so is the cast. Bringing in Dwayne Johnson was a great move as well; the series has definitely benefited from his addition to it.
Fast Five? More like Fast Eleven, yeah? But still a good time.
So many lines in this movie just scream "I'm a guy film catered towards guys! look at me as I take inspiration from 80's action film scripts!". They should just talk a WHOLE lot less. The action is great though.
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