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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."
"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,…
Fuck yeah. FAST FIVE, baby! Any day.
An amazing 5th entry with returning characters, outstanding thrills and action, humor, and teaches us we can get another chance of making our lives count. A brilliant and exciting film for all street racing fans from start to finish. 10/10
Der fünfte Teil der scheinbar nicht enden wollenden Zusammenstellung von in vielerlei Sicht unlogischen Szenen, die abwechselnd testosterontriefende Machos, übersexualisierte Frauen und physikverneinende Actionsequenzen darstellen. Gemixt mit aktuellster Gangstermusik, schnellen Schnitten und coolen Onlinern ergibt es einen perfekten guilty-pleasure-Cocktail, den man eigentlich gar nicht probieren will, man es aber irgendwann doch tut, weil deine Freunde nicht müde werden zu erzählen, wie toll er doch sei.
Justin Lin ist ohne Frage ein Actionregisseur, der sein Handwerk versteht. Nicht zuletzt ist es ihm zuzuschreiben, dass die Reihe ab diesem Film immer erfolgreicher wurde und schon jetzt 7 Teil beinhaltet. Fortsetzung folgt. Die Action ist, mag sie noch so albern und unrealistisch wirken, spannend gefilmt und stellt den einzigen Höhepunkt des Films dar. Alles andere ist nicht der Rede wert.
Unglaublich, womit man alles Geld schaufeln kann. Manchmal braucht man aber leichtere Kost und wenn man bereit ist, sich darauf einzulassen, erwartet einen nichts anderes als eben das – leichte Kost.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is the best one, no doubt. It’s got a prison-bus breakout. It’s got a train heist. It’s got car chases and car crashes and foot chases and shootouts and fist fights. It's got a drug lord who needs to be relieved of his hoarded $100 million, and the Toretto gang is happy to oblige him. With all the action set pieces and character beats the movie has to get through, this is the first F&F with a runtime over 2 hours. It avoids feeling disjointed and overlong, thankfully, with excellent, balanced pacing. The extended spectacle is topped off with the most glorious vehicular destruction sequence since Terminator 3’s crane chase. It’s a goddamn wonder to behold.
The gang is…
Fuck it, this one gets five stars. They were firing on all cylinders on this one and man, it shows. This is one of the most entertaining action movies I've ever seen. Fast Five shifts the focus of the franchise from street racing to action heists, which was absolutely the best decision they could have made for this film series.
The action is ridiculously good, the cinematography is surprisingly beautiful, and it's a blast to watch the massive cast from all previous films return, including fan favorites like Roman from 2 Fast 2 Furious and Han from Tokyo Drift. It's like picking out the best parts from the mostly average previous movies and putting them all together in this celebration of its own franchise - fanservice at its finest, and it works!
It feels weird to give this film 5 stars, but fuck. I was just so happy watching it. I want to rewatch it right now.
It took a while for the Fast and Furious series to get good again, and it did it. You could argue how the franchise drifted away from its drag racing roots, I do believe it's for the better as the action in this is purely amazing; this is like Ocean's 11, but with high octane cars. Fast Five does have a story problem in where, again, it's more style than substance. I'm not saying you need to explain everything or talk about things before they happen, but some would be nice because otherwise it just comes off as confusing. Despite that, the action is so good it makes you forget the problems, however it's still there. In retrospect, this feels…
Honestly one of the greatest blockbusters ever made- and that's because it's absolutely *busting*. Fast and the Furious Five: Rio Heist doesn't get nearly enough credit for how good it is. Sunshine, fast cars, pretty girls; a better team-up movie than The Avengers. Lin is a good director, and this is him firing on all cylinders.
This is a perfect example of how a film can be terrible and great at the same time. Just a dumb fun time.
The first "Fast and Furious" movie I actually enjoyed.
Really every Harry Potter sequel is better than the first one.