Literally a list of sweaty films.
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,…
Tyrese Gibson trys to pass himself off as a white guy and when questioned says he is simply tan.
Knew this series woukd find its way back soon enough.
My home held a referendum and voted against me. Literally. And apparently this mixed with some Whiskey and Chinese take out was the only thing I could think of to cheer me up the day the results came in.
Best of the franchise. One of the better modern action movies. Btw Dwayne would crush Vin Diesel in real life.
At a grand total of five movies in, this franchise finally (Christ on a bike, finally) finds something resembling its feet. It's still not very good, but it's as sufficiently nuts as it should be. I mean, they kill a bank with a bank, for goodness sake.
"You only live once, lets do this!"
The fifth in the franchise and the third from Justin Lin, Fast Five takes the franchise to new heights and leaves the boring in the dust.
Taking a break from street racing and bringing in The Rock was the best decision this franchise ever made. Marking as one of the finest achievements in heist films, this brought it a whole new perspective and played out so well. Anyone and everyone is back and their all kicking ass. The introduction of all new characters are some really well, especially Agent Hobbs who is honestly one of the best parts of this movie. Proof that adding The Rock to anything makes it better. The…
Variously known as "Fast & Furious 5" or "Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist", this fifth instalment in the franchise abandoned the street racing focus and moved the series into action-orientated caper movie territory. The car-porn therefore diminishes to be replaced by ludicrous gun battles and violent confrontations. At the end of the fourth film Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) was seen being hauled off to jail, "Fast 5" therefore opens with Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) busting Dom out and the gang heading off into exile in Rio. To earn some money they get involved in stealing a number of super-cars from a speeding train, but unfortunately one of the cars they boost belongs to notorious corrupt Brazilian businessman…
Easily the best in the franchise and Dwayne Johnson is so sweaty and more splooshworthy than usual I love it.
That vault scene could've fit better with Danza Kuduro, just saying.
making a list of canonical action texts for a friend who is looking to see more action movies. recommendations welcome!
Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.