Fast Five

By Evan Shertzer –

Cars, fast driving, girls, guns, fighting and two giant sweaty guys.

That’s the basics of the new movie Fast Five, and the previous standards of the movies in the Fast and Furious series.

The new movie was released on Friday, April 29th and featured the stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).  That weekend, Fast Five sold over $80 million in tickets according to rottentomoatoes.com.

The movie begins with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto trying to escape the law by running across the border. It’s a classic action packed movie with the “bad” guys running from the cops. While in Brazil, they are on their last ‘job’ before they can break free and disappear forever. They assemble their team of elites to bring down a corrupt business owner in the local area. They plan on stealing over $100 million and splitting it between the group and then buying their freedom. Their plan is slightly interrupted when the federal agent Luke Hobbs(Dwayne Johnson) is sent in with his task team to bring in Brian and Dom.

The Fast Five movie poster from boomtron.com

The movie continues on with lots of gunfire and fast cars along with one big fight scene between Dom and Luke. The two giant guys plow each other through walls  and glass with the fight leading to near death.

Overall I thought Fast Five was a good movie and would agree with the rating of 7.9 from imbd.com (internet movie database). There were a lot of well done action scenes in the movie, but one thing this movie lacked was the amount of cars in it.

The Fast and Furious movies have all been based around cars and racing, but this ones theme was more similar to Gone In 60 Seconds, with ‘do the last job and disappear forever’. I wished there would have been more racing in the movie and more about cars like the previous movies.

The movie was definitely worth seeing. It may be two hours long, but it’s well worth sitting in the theater that long. One thing I would recommend that I wasn’t able to do was see the movie in IMAX. I saw the movie on the regular screen and wished I would’ve seen it on the larger IMAX experience.

Fast Five was a good intense action packed movie and I would recommend you to see it in theaters if you are attached to the Fast and Furious series, you like action packed movies, or just simply like watching cars.

Comments

  1. Agreed. The movie lacked the racing and cars because they are trying to extend the series by a few more films and make it more of a heist series of films (like your Gone in 60 Seconds or The Italian Job.) They were making this film to extend the storyline a bit and elaborate on the characters. Dom’s story has been more or less the main story but the fifth film allowed the audience to see the twist in Dom’s love life as well as Brain’s past, Mia’s past, and the inner workings of the Toretto family.

    The series is going to continue to be successful and action packed.