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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."
On the pleasures of watching thugs vicariously destroying things. The best hang-out heist film of the decade. It is overlong, but so shameless in its embracing of its more absurd qualities that never matters. The film is so delighted at itself, you kind have to go along with it. Stuff gets broken with abandon that puts even 48 Hours Part 2 to shame. Its world ia fully corrupt, so identity is in constant flux and everyone can be brought back and every alliance is ready to be realigned. The Rock class up anything. As usual when he is around, stunt coordinator Spiros Rozatos is the true MVP.
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 only film from this franchise that I've seen besides this movie is Fast and Furious 6, and although I enjoyed both, I'd give Fast 6 the slight edge. Fast Five is a very fun movie, its entertaining all the way through, and the action sequences are great. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordan Brewster are all good in their roles and share good chemistry, and everyone else does a good job also. This movie basically achieved what it set out to do; be a fun, entertaining action movie with fast cars.
The movie definitely didn't have to be as long as it was though. Certain scenes were stretched out for too long, and the story was pretty lackluster if…
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,…
Star ratings are for the birds. I mean this isn't a five star film, but then again, it is. Life is too complicated...
The one in which The Rock puts on Funderwear.
Film #6 in the countdown marathon to Furious 7.
The best film in the franchise, hands down. (Furious 7 pending though)
Fast Five fills out so much, so well. It brings almost everyone together from various previous films. It's filled with cheesey dialogue - one can't forget the Rock's "Make sure you've got your funderwear on." or Tyrese's "When are you gonna give Martin Luther King his car back?" The hilariously cheesey one-liners go on and on. It's like they realized how un-funny the previous film was, and doubled down on it, and it just works.
Of course, the action ramps up even more in this entry, and I think it's still my favorite scene of the franchise - the…
With his previous entry, Fast & Furious, director Justin Lin had envisioned an ambition plan to take the franchise away from simple street racing in an attempt to sustain the series' life. That film mostly worked, but was hampered by a budget that wasn't big enough and a dour tone that kept the film from being all that fun. With his follow-up, Fast Five, he not only managed to correct the flaws of its predecessor, he managed to create action Nirvana, a masterclass in action filmmaking whose finale is one of the most exciting car chases ever lensed. He also brought the fun in droves, reuniting almost every surviving character in an Avengers-esque romp that fires on all cylinders and never feels as long as its 130 minute running time. To date, it remains my favorite entry.
Still lots of fun. The Rock rocks.
My favorite part is right after the man wrestle between Vin and Rock and they're riding in the truck and both are without even a scratch on their faces. Men of steel. This series is lost without The Rock there. Without those glistening pecks, you lack levity.
One of the best action movies of the past 10 years
Thought I'd like it a lot more the second time around, but ended up improving only a little bit. On the positive side, the action scenes are solid and a couple set-pieces are outstanding. Most of the scenes featuring The Rock are pretty amusing and fun. Unfortunately there's what feels to be long stretches between the action of tedious character interactions and uninteresting plot developments. If the 2 hr. 10 min. runtime was cut down by at least 15 minutes it would tighten up and improve the film IMO.
Without a doubt the best film in the franchise since the first movie. BIG, dumb and raucously fun, here's where the series shifts gear into the heist/ caper genre. Like Ocean's Eleven without the obnoxious ego, we're reintroduced to all manner of characters from previous entries, plus we get The Rock and Elsa Pataky thrown into the mix.
Sure, the villain is crap and the physics hail from the land of make believe but this is car carnage and balls-out action at its very best. The numerous set pieces are well paced and shot, with more of a skew toward practical effects over the CG fest of the previous instalment. Watching Dwayne Johnson fight Vin Diesel is like watching an…
Fast, Furious and FUN! A rollicking good-time action flick.
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