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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."
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,…
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.
On the Third Day, God created The Rock and put him in this movie. And it was good.
SCENES WITH VIN DIESEL SMILING: 6 (including one looking at a woman's ass and saying, "It's good to be home")
SCENES WITH SKYDIVING/SPECIAL FORCES SKILLS: more than The Bourne Ultimatum
This is the one that made me a believer in a franchise I was using as a punchline. The final vault car chase is the kind of inspired stunt madness that throws down the glove. Nobody else in the U.S. has bothered to pick it up since.
Blink and you'll miss it: Fast and Furious is now an action franchise - as if the addition of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the cast wasn't a glaring harbinger of this change. They also brought back pretty much everyone to ever appear in any of the previous movies. So, we're treated to the glorious bro-splosion that is Tyrese Gibson, along with his infinite appetite for any food within fifty feet of his person.
Simply put, Fast Five is the strongest entry in the series to this point. So much does it dwarf its predecessors that it forces the viewer to step back and recalibrate their opinion of the other films. But make no mistake, this movie is a grand…
Nothing in this movie is even the slightest bit believable, but who cares. The series really finds itself here. Its high energy, crazy stunts, and easy to like. The definition of a popcorn flick.
Fast Five is the film that really kicked this franchise into high gear that follows Brian and Dom as they try to pull off a heist in Rio de Janeiro, all while being pursued by a federal agent (The Rock). Now the action in this film is the best in the franchise yet with a great mix of car chases, fist fights, and shoot outs. Now of course, this film throws most physics out the door, but I really don't care because these films are meant to be fun popcorn movies. I also really enjoyed how they brought everyone from the past movies together for this one and really brings the other films in together. As for my complaints, I…
Fast Five is a really fun popcorn movie and it was the first one in the franchise to not have car races but instead, over the top action and the Rock's character is awesome.
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