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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,…
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,…
Awesome Action film that is the rebirth of this franchise. Flawless movie and the franchise peak. Medal of Awesomeness Perfection
Probably the best of the bunch so far.
Possibly the best of the series, but that's not saving much. Definitely improves over the first few by ditching the obnoxious street race angle for an obnoxious heist approach. I love a good heist movie of course, but this has none of the style or wit of the best (mostly 70s) heist flicks. But it's certainly energetic and so boisterously stupid most of the time, you can't help smiling. It's very, very testosterone-heavy, but to me Fast Five is not as ball-dragging, cock-comparingly showy as the worst excesses of Michael Bay - for example Bad Boys2 - from which this film borrows an exciting bridge chase. Action here is pretty good, Lin's camera doesn't Greengrass, although the editing's generally too…
What an amazing action movie and revitalisation for a franchise that was almost wearing thin.
This is probably my favourite in the series and for good reason too because this movie ended up being a lot better than it had any right to be. One of the best action movies of the last few years.
The Fast franchise finishes its transformation into a series of superhero films with Fast Five, but the real change here is the increased emphasis on "the team" when Vin Diesel and friends are brought closer together than ever by their shared love of cars, money, and killing cops.
Upon viewing this film, it's clear director Justin Lin is having just as much fun as the cast are. This is evident with the knowingly cheesy tone, and the unbelievable set pieces, especially the one utilized in the finale.
And yet, the reckless endangerment which occurs throughout leaves a bad taste. The fact the characters don't bat an eye lid over any possible civilian casualties just doesn't sit well.
Though, it is cool how this film manages to bring together numerous characters from the previous films into one superteam, while allowing each member a moment to shine. It delivers an interconnected feel like what Joss Whedon did a year later in The Avengers.
As much as I can say I wasn't a fan of the previous four films, this was such a step up.
Balls out spectacle.
Otra mas q me faltaba, esta es mejor, le mete mas onda, sobre todo xq es ocean's eleven con la roca.
The first Fast and Furious was a fun film then the franchise began to get stale until "Fast Five" came out and managed to incorporate both a heist element to it and adding "The Rock." Now the franchise has been going strong with 6 and 7 and I am looking forward to where they go with 8. You have to take the franchise for what it is yes it's ridiculous and over the top but the movie embraces that and has fun with it.
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