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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."
"There's always room for family."
Now this is podracing!
I've seen marriage referred to as a ball and chain, but I've never seen having a baby with your best friend's sister depicted as a safe and chain. This is as close as such a heteronormative franchise is going to get to marrying off its main characters. Paul Walker ♥ Vin Diesel
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,…
Undeniably fun but also overlong and stuffed to the brim with characters we don't need. Transforming the franchise's format from Point Break with cars to Mission: Impossible with cars shouldn't work but by stretching the reality of the world Lin creates it ensures a whole lot of fun is had.
Central to this is Dwayne Johnson. He's a machismo and charisma defined and he gets the tone the film needs. He takes himself seriously but the tongue's never too far from his cheek. He brings the action to life when he's on it, virtually never not moving (nor is Lin's camera). To call what he has a character wouldn't be fair but he gives the stale franchise life.
Second film of the night. This film is really a solid entry in the franchise and a fun time. After watching Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7 again, I am going to have to reevaluate which of the three is my favorite.
So here's where the series flips itself. The whole serious, undercover cop drama element is gone and we instead get a fun, action packed heist film. No more attempts at a complex plot, just simple action and banter.
The acting here is probably the best so far simply because of the increased family element that the franchise has based itself off of. The banter between actors is very entertaining and adds to the realism of their characters. Plus, there is the added bonus of having Dwayne Johnston as a no nonsense federal agent hunting our heroes without feeling too much like a villain character.
Also gone are the horribly obvious CGI scenes, and instead we are treated with good old…
Aka "Fast and Furious 5".
Miles too long.
While the fourth movie is rally the ones that removes the classic concept it still flirts heavily with it.
Not this one though. No streetracing what so ever. It still retains ideas from the previous movies, and that is really what makes it stand out among other action flicks. Having Vin Diesel flex and talk about family and honor is more than enough to see this
A solid and absurdly awesome movie.
Look at me, uncharacteristically watching a movie from the MIDDLE of a franchise.
I needed me some Mr. The Rock. ❤
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's at this point in my F&F marathon that I'm really starting to regret my life decisions. Fast Five is a truly terrible film. The largest disappointment (apart from The Rock's facial hair, dialogue and constantly oily torso) is that the ABSOLUTELY FUCKING SICK cars take a *cough* back seat to machine guns, parkour and played-out action movie shenanigans. Boring stuff all round.
The Rock is a new addition as an FBI hardman who is apparently really good at finding criminals. I guess the rest of the FBI are just kind of OK at it. I beg you all (Hi Jen) to watch The Rock's first scene in this film. He either wrote all of his own dialogue or someone…
I honestly can't remember which one this was. is it the one in Brazil? If so then 10/10 just for having the rock and Vin diesel get in a fist fight.
originally this list had a very specific focus- now it's basically just english-language action cinema post-matrix.
Film that don't really float my boat.
Films I've watched a few times and really tried to like but didn't.…