Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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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."
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,…
I always wanted to see The Rock v Diesel!
Well, far be it for me to cast doubt on the opinions of the many who insisted that things got really got good when we hit Fast Five, but that's what I did anyway. And I think with plenty of justification, especially after Justin Lin's somewhat bumpy contributions to the series this far.
Perhaps the most extraordinary part of Fast Five for me was the improvement that he's shown as a director since the wretched Tokyo Drift. He shows it in so many ways as well. Gone are the meandering storylines and complete inability to inject his characters with life, not to mention frittering away the potential for some…
BALD SWEATY DUDES: THE MOVIE
Slightly better than the previous one, but only because of Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson having fun with their roles through their corny quips. Gibson's jokes keep the film afloat. The final stunt with the vault was overhyped.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gloriously stupid fun. It has a couple too many lengthy scenes where people hug each other and talk about family, but if those were edited down this might be one of the best action films out there as far as pure fun is concerned. The climax in particular is one of the best car chase scenes I've ever seen, with two cars towing a tremendous safe at high speeds through Rio while using it to destroy all their pursuers (as well as tons of parked cars and buildings along the way!).
Most of the characters from 1, 2 and 4 are back here. In addition to Vin Diesel and Paul Walker as Dom and Brian and whatshername as Dom's sister…
Definitely the best one so far. They actually resisted a lot of car chasing opportunities and while I understand that was originally kind of the point, it works a lot better for it.
Gal Gadot's character actually got slightly more three dimensional for purposes other than pointy nipples. Staying true to form though, they also introduced another female whose only purpose seems to stare and be motivated by men or be a motivator to them. BUT we are getting there.
Good, dumb fun. The climax is excellent and makes up for a good chunk of the movie having no real energy to it.
It's good, but is it furious seven? No it is not
This was actually enjoyable? More Leverage than racing, which was pleasant. Gal Gadot's headlights weren't always on, and while we did get several lingering shots of her in a bikini, it was relevant to the plot (which makes it slightly less degrading - in the same way being punched is slightly less painful than being stabbed) plus a few shots of her astride a motorbike, which made up for it. Of the four Fast & Furious films we've seen, this one is the most likely that I'd rewatch.
I'm hongry. This movie is so cheesy but so damn fun to watch.
Here's where I learn that this movie is better than better than I remembered; Fast Five is a gonzo triumph, full of suspense, character, big laughs, and fantastic action. An overwhelmingly great movie!
An incomplete list of films ZMF has decreed "NOT OPTIONAL." If I missed anything, lemme know.