An incomplete list of films ZMF has decreed "NOT OPTIONAL." If I missed anything, lemme know.
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."
The fifth instalment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast Five is an intensely gripping, thoroughly engaging & relentlessly entertaining sequel that not just brings several upgrades in all departments of filmmaking but by replacing the street racing formula with elements of a heist thriller, it ends up resurrecting this derailed franchise in style and heralds the series' heading into a new direction.
Set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the story of Fast Five follows Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner & Mia as they plan a massive heist to steal $100 million in cash from a ruthless drug lord & corrupt businessman and enlist the help of former allies to pull off the job which would buy them their freedom. But at the…
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…
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.
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,…
I always wanted to see The Rock v Diesel!
Well, far be it for me to cast doubt on the opinions of the many who insisted that things got really got good when we hit Fast Five, but that's what I did anyway. And I think with plenty of justification, especially after Justin Lin's somewhat bumpy contributions to the series this far.
Perhaps the most extraordinary part of Fast Five for me was the improvement that he's shown as a director since the wretched Tokyo Drift. He shows it in so many ways as well. Gone are the meandering storylines and complete inability to inject his characters with life, not to mention frittering away the potential for some…
Blah. I like the heist scenes, the car chase at the end, and the foot chase in the middle. The problem is I don't really care about any of the characters. Most of them don't seem particularly human. They're just macho automatons talking about how cars are cool, women are hot, money is sweet, and that one guy needs to die. They try to pigeonhole stuff about family being the most important thing in there, but I'm not buying it from them.
These guys are like action superheroes, but the Marvel movies at least do a decent job of humanizing their characters and making me care about their well-being.
Decent movie. I remember liking it, but I don't remember too much about the movie itself.
What I got to say about "Fast Five" is that it's an non-stop thrill ride." Lot of action = lot of fun!
Its fast. Its furious. The cars are fast. The women are hot. The Rock is rocky. Love em or hate em, its a winning formula. Personally, I liked this episode.
The Rock is part of these movies now!
There's cars! Girls! Guns! Explosions!
More of the same. Love it or hate it.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
OK now we're getting somewhere...still not sure where but it's going to be good once we arrive!
FAST FIVE starts off as the last one ended, Dom is sent to prison. Shit. How are they going to have a FF film with Dom behind bars, wait, this could be cool. Vin in prison working from the inside? I like it.
Oh wait. They bust him out pretty much instantly. Nevermind.
Dom get's out, they go into hiding in Brazil. Brazil is shitty as you'd expect and a guy from the first one shows up (Vince) to help them. There is a political villain who has a load of money in a vault. Dom and Brian want to get it and…
Saw this in Arkansas, luckily our friend's military ID made our ticket prices go down for a movie with the Rock.
Quite the chore sitting through two hours of this. The redeeming factor of this movie is that it is set in Rio.
My favorite of the franchise.
Movies by bros...for bros
Films that examine the relationships and friendships of men. Perhaps the modern Bromance is dissected, or…