Fast Five

Fast Five ★★★½

This shit just went from Mission: Impossible to Mission: freaking insanity! 

In 2011 two action franchises found their footing and became the mega gonzo action spectacles they are today. Fast Five with the Fast and Furious franchise and Ghost Protocol for the Mission: Impossible franchise. Prior entries felt independent of each other with different styles and action aesthetics in the filmmaking. Sure Fast and Furious is similar to Fast Five in some late 2000s action aesthetic  ways but Fast Five feels more like the later sequels than the fourth. The same way Ghost Protocol feels like Rogue Nation and Fallout. As opposed to the first 3. 

The point I’m trying to make is that this is my favorite Fast and Furious film. Both this and the fourth one incorporate more big spectacle action sequences than the first 3 but are more grounded in reality while still being mindlessly fun as opposed to the more recent entries. Ian’s I prefer Five more because of the care for the characters and the downtime they spend together. This is their Avengers/Zack Snyder’s Justice League team up film and the crew or rather family dynamic is incredibly storing. Plus who can dismiss Roman’s Mission: Impossible line

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