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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.
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.
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.
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,…
Well, my oh my... Justin Lin just broke the old Hollywood sequel law and created the best flick of the entire series!!!
Not really a great accomplishment considering that the entire series was garbage, eh?
How smart can Lin be if:
- he adds emotional punches to fool audiences that the film has actually some depth?
- he extends the average running time 10 minutes more to construct his own "Ocean Nine" ripoff?
- he recruits The Rock in a role that suits him and has more muscle mass than Vin Diesel?
- changes the whole street-racing idea and turns it into an entirely different film with an ambitious drug lord, Brazilian guns, a larger ensemble cast, drama, comedic…
There are a couple of things that don't make sense.
First of all, I hate anything and everything motorsports related, I don't care about cars at all and know next to nothing about them. Yet for some reason I have seen every single one of the films in this ludicrous franchise.
Secondly, how is it possible that the fifth film in a franchise is the best? And not by just a little bit, but by quite some margin? Makes no sense whatsoever.
Suffice to say, I enjoyed this quite a bit. There is this scene at the beginning where Walker and Diesel drive a car off a cliff. That scene instantly betrays that…
At this time I would like to apologize to every car-related movie I have ever trashed. Crash... Drive... Gran Torino... Herbie Goes Bananas. I hated all of you but you didn't make me want to jump off my balcony and end it all.
Every bad character introduction, every stilted wisecrack, every pan over the Christ statue, every note of 1998 era generic electronic/rock fusion soundtrack, every unnecessary camera swoop around characters hunched over brooding, staring at each other awaiting a nod signaling mutual respect, is another knife into my spine making me pray for sweet death. The dialogue may as well be the noise of the Charlie Brown teachers, it serves as much purpose. Bwa bwa bwa bwa cars. Bwa bwa let's go bwa bwa bwa. It's all just visual noise, car porn, and any scene that could be potentially good is ruined by something else.
Recommended for fans of tight t-shirts and sweat.
"How does it feel to be on the other side of a wanted poster?"
We finally return to what gives these movies fuel. The street-racing has been jettisoned for a much more palatable heist narrative, and while Lin struggles from time to time to shake the expository fluff and so-called grit of #4, Fast Five embraces the inherent silliness of its premise while maintaining the formal leap the series has made since 2 Fast. The gender politics are still problematic at best, of course; however, there's some intense braggadocio on display here that draws attention to itself so strongly that it can only cause this viewer to believe some of said braggadocio can only be compensation for . . . something.
Never thought I'd be praising a movie in this franchise, but here I am. A great heist movie.
Skatoties šo, mans prieks bija neaprakstāms, jo ļoti reti ir tie gadījumi, kad garā, ilgstošā franšīzē tu par savu favorīti vari nosaukt filmu Nr.5. Tā nu tas ir un nepamet pārliecība, ka man piekritīs daudzi. Izcils izklaides kino paraugs.
Enjoyable but shallow car chase and heist shenanigans with various faces from previous instalments and the strong introduction of Dwayne Johnson as an DEA enforcer on their tail. Directed with some style and acted with some chemistry and entertaining enough while it plays out, it does however drag a little in the middle and is ultimately no more than a low brow popcorn cruncher.
One of the best action films of 21st century so far. A flop become a hit.
In the middle of the movie, there's these scene in which Paul Walker and Vin Diesel go to a street race. They see hot girls and tuning cars, and Vin says "Home sweet home". They are ready for an illegal race, just like the previous movies, they are ready to drive and... cut. They are at home with their new car.
This scene it's the symbol of the change of course of the Fast And Furious franchise.
Fast Five is a great movie. And it it great beyond the serie and the genre. It is excellent.
The script is fabolous, it permits to put in scene majestic scenes and lots of characters. Everyone find his space and his characterisation.
Again, with LingoUnbound.
I've watched Furious 6 so much I think I kind of forgot how much fun the bank vault finale in this one is. The camera-racing stuff is a little long considering they end up needing a different plan, but this is otherwise a great summer blockbuster.
I don't get it!
How is it that this was so awesome and the previous one be so shit!?
Suprisingly though it was the same director who did both movies.
Unlike Fast and Furious, Fast Five was very enjoyable and kinda awesome in an over the top way! The action scenes were intense and filmed very well with wider shots so you can actually see what's going on.
The acting greatly improved aswell! Dom was not just an emotional zombie, he actually cracked a few smiles and she'd a few tears in this one. It was a great relief believe it or not. Dwayne Johnson was a great addition too. He brought a great deal of intense to every scene he was in!
I am very pleased to say that this was a great movie! I was starting to lose hope after the previous film.
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