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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.
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…
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.
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…
So I guess I was lying when I said that Tokyo Drift was my favourite out of the F&F series. It is pretty evident that Fast Five is better than the entire series combined when the train sequence near the beginning comes to an end. I mean, what an action scene. The concept is pretty great, and I think the execution of the concept is pretty great as well. And that's really why Fast Five shines. There is a sense that everyone involved wanted to make something big and bombastic, and this is definitely evident on screen.
So now having seen the entire series, with tickets for the sixth film already purchased for tonight, I give you my ranking of the films.
Updated after seeing Furious 6
1. Fast Five
2. Furious 6
3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
4. 2 Fast 2 Furious
5. The Fast and the Furious
6. Fast & Furious
8/10: "Ocean's Eleven fast and furious style"! It has everything you want in an action movie! A spectacular heist of luxury cars on-board a train; a Bourne-esque free-running chase along roof tops; a bruising hand-to-hand melee between you-know-who, and the car chase mayhem finale. Sure, some of the actions are over the top, but just throw out all your realism for once, sit back and just enjoy the good fun entertainment. Also, the way how the writer link and relate every characters (both new and old) in FF franchise is really impressive. I can't believe for a 5th franchise can be this good.
Same over-wrought macho posturing and needless fights, but without the flavor of utter ludicrous fun. Still, action sequences are incredibly well-crafted, particularly the opening train robbery and the bank-vault drag in the finale. I don't give a shit about ANY of these characters and never have, but at least the cars smash up real good.
Also, now having watched Gal Gadot in two different movies, I am EXTREMELY skeptical about the quality of whatever Wonder Woman movie they shove her in. That woman has less than zero acting ability.
The decision to turn these movies from being about street racing to giant action movie caper flicks was one of the most brilliant filmmaking movies in recent memory. The Rock and Vin Diesel have awesome chemistry together and the set pieces are insane!
I really don't like movies made for petrol heads, but I admit that Fast Five (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 5 or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist) wasn't bad at all - of course if you love action all the way. Written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin, it is the fifth instalment in the Fast and the Furious film series following Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) as they plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt Rio businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson).
I'm glad that Universal Studios deliberately departed from the…
jeg syntest att det er en bra ACTION film. Da når de stjeler safen må være den beste scenen i filmen.
Ocean’s Eleven with cars
After Brian and Mia break Dominic out of the prison bus, the three travel to Brazil where they soon end up spearheading a plan to take down a corrupt businessman.
Here we have the fifth entry in the Fast And Furious franchise, and again this story is just as strong as before. The plot follows on directly from it's predecessor, but still before the events in Tokyo Drift, and again the viewer is presented with another high octane story that is thoroughly entertaining. Things move along at a great speed, but as always there are certain times when things do get very silly. The acting is top-notch and the characters are just as well written, and it is great to…
I know the first FAST & FURIOUS is a classic, but this is my favourite of the franchise so far. I skipped the last FAST AND FURIOUS entry at the cinemas since it didn't look all that special, but I made FAST FIVE a priority, and I’m glad I did.
There’s very little street racing in the film, and the one scene we do get is actually pretty funny. But this is more a straight action flick with cars, and a heist movie along the lines of THE ITALIAN JOB. Just occurred to me that they've been wanting to make the sequel to that film (titled THE BRAZILIAN JOB) for a while now. Well I doubt they will, since TF&TF franchise…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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