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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 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.
There isn't a shred of credibility or realism in these movies, but if you suspend belief for a couple of hours, this is a riot.
It's taken awhile to be absolutely sure, but I think this is the best of the Fast and the Furious movies. Just absurd enough to be exhilarating.
Fast Five brings back characters from the previous movies all except Michelle Rodriguez and I'm very interested on how they resurrect her.
Basically the whole movie builds up to a heist, they do research, they train for said heist, all while Dwayne the Rock Johnson is in pursuit of the Furious team. Overall, a decent watch with nice cinematography and nice score but the plot is a little underwhelming.
Trivial b-movie action and macho posturing needlessly expanded to size and length of an epic summer blockbuster - pretty tiresomely endless. While made with basic competence and sporting a big cast of returning "favorites", plus the perhaps-too-canny casting of The Rock, whose bulk is easily twice that of would-be-equivalent-in-badassery rival Vin Diesel, making their duel a tough sell in its supposed shifting of victories (The Rock would've stepped on him right away in real life, I imagine), there's little to no imagination or ambition in any of the writing or staging. If they insist on taking this junk seriously, at least give us some impressive car chases. I guess they thought they were doing that, but except for one wow…
Ah, esses "brasileiros" que eu preciso de legenda pra entender o que tão falando... E aquela cena do trem no Rio de Janeiro? No DESERTO.... do Rio de Janeiro. Ai, ai...
"Licenças poéticas" à parte, o quinto filme ganha pontos pelas boas cenas de ação, visivelmente realizadas com efeitos práticos, em sua maioria, mas perde por se arrastar além do necessário. O que era de se esperar, já que, além de apresentarem novos personagens, resolveram trazer de volta TODAS as pessoas que participaram de algum dos 4 filmes anteriores (Só não trouxeram a "planta" do terceiro, porque esse filme também acontece antes daquele).
Sendo assim, o que deveria agradar aos fãs(?) da série, acaba prejudicando o filme. Como o personagem…
Pretty much everything you need from an action film, its fast paced, the characters are established and the relationships are there to see, it has that assembling a team feel, there are so many jaw dropping set pieces but its hard to imagine anyone topping a huge safe being towed by a racing car and being used as to destroy other cars, its an exhillarating final scene.
Probably closer to 3.75 stars out of 5.
You've got six pounds of pulled pork, a case of sour beer and an eighth of pot? I've got the perfect movie to pair.
"Hey, you wanna race for pink slips like the old days?"
"I have a better idea, why don't we STEAL A FUCKING VAULT AND DRAG IT THROUGH A CITY LIKE A FUCKING WRECKING BALL!?"
"Cool, sounds fun."
A larger reunion than the previous film, and less focused on story than on pure, adrenaline-fueled, action-packed insanity. And better for it.
On the run in Brazil, Dom and his band of rowdy misfits decide to steal $100 million from a corrupt businessman in Rio while being pursued by Federal Agent/Badass Dwayne the John Rockson. Dom, Brian, and Mia enlist the help of pretty much every character from the first two films that hasn't died or disappeared from the face of the earth,…
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 38 years old.
This list is complied from the films mentioned in Jack Lehtonen's Mubi list on vulgar auteurism, the films mentioned in…