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'Fast Five' 'Two Jews On Film' Drive In Different Directions With Number 5 In This Franchise (Video

  • Apr 28, 2011
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Fast Five' directed by Justin Lin is number Five in the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise.

 The film continues where 'Fast and Furious' left off...Dominic (Vin Diesel) is sentenced to twenty five years in prison for murder. Of course, his good friend and ex cop, Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Dom's sister, Mia (Jordana Brewster) have different plans for him...

Let's just say this involves a really big bus crash, super fast cars, some kick ass driving that ends with Dom, Brian and Mia escaping to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro.

Unfortunately it's not all 'fun in the sun' for our trio.  In order to get enough money to disappear forever, they must do one more job - A really big one..involving a local drug lord, Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) and a 100 million dollar heist.

 Dom and Brian assemble a top notch crew of experts and of course, it  isn't long before they all become wanted criminals in Brazil.  This brings them to the attention of federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his possee of over muscular men (and one small woman).

Now Dominic and his friends have to not only dodge the bullets of the drug cartel (and there are many) but stay under the radar of Agent Hobbs as well.  

"Fast Five'  has everything a lover of this genre could want.  Edge of your seat action scenes, amazing car chases, street racing, hot women, a relentless train ride, lots of violence, and a couple of great twists.

 You just have to ignore the part of the story where Brian and Dominic try to get deep with one another...Those moments are almost cringe worthy.  But putting the stilted emotional moments aside, 'Fast Five' is all about the ride.  It's fast, furious and a lot of fun.

 At least that's what I thought...However, my husband (the other reviewer) wanted off the ride shortly after it began. 

'Fast Five' opens in theaters, Friday April 29, 2011.
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April 28, 2011
Nice review. I saw all the first 4 films of the franchise and I liked the first one the best. I may still see this film though I wasn't too impressed with the last two sequels. Great review and that vid as always is so much fun!
April 28, 2011
Thanks so much. I think this one is almost as good as the first one. Let me know what you think. John of coure was not a fan...He's so difficult.
 
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review by . April 30, 2011
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Utterly Impossible, Ridiculous Nonsense Done...Right?!
I really don’t know how to say this. I thought the first “The Fast and The Furious” was alright; sure it wasn’t anything special but I thought it was fun. The first sequel was a step backward, (I thought went north with the absence of Diesel) and while I thought “Tokyo Drift” gave Asian Drift-Racing (Hello, “Initial D” the anime series) its overdue tribute, it sure was uninspired when it came to storytelling. The third sequel was a horrible disappointment …
review by . November 02, 2011
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Usually the more movies in a series the worse they get as it progresses, the fast and the furious is obviously not following this trend. This is by far the most action packed, fast paced movie yet. Though nothing can replace the origional in my heart, this one is a photo finish for second place. Its uncommon for me not to find negative things to say about a movie but im actually having problems here. Everything that flawed the previous fast and the furious films was repaired and upgraded for this …
review by . April 18, 2011
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Fast Five... an adrenaline rush that everyone will enjoy
When I first heard about The Fast and the Furious I thought "Great, just what we need.  Fast cars, booze, drugs and half naked women."  Well, it has been 10 years since the first Fast film and I'm sorry to say they have won me back as a fan.  Truth is I was only a fan of the first two films as I felt Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious were pretty much pointless, but I will go on record saying that Fast Five is the BEST FILM in the franchise... so far.      …
review by . April 28, 2011
                Vin Diesel and the entire crew come back with some serious vengeance in this latest installment of The Fast and Furious franchise.  This time they bring everybody back, and we are talking mostly every key character from the previous four films plus a couple of new ones.  FAST FIVE is ready to hit theaters everywhere Friday, April 29 and to be frank – audiences better be ready for a 130 minute …
review by . May 29, 2011
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      When I first saw the first movie of this series, I said to myself "Yes, Julian, good entertainment like never before". After all these years, Fast Five is promoted as being the last one, the grand finale, the ultimate conclusion to the story of our horse-power rider heroes. Fast Five detach itself from the racing plague and transforms into another heist movie which bring nothing new except a few really entertaining chase scenes. So where to begin?   …
review by . May 01, 2011
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Star Rating:         There’s not a brain at work in any of Fast Five’s two and a half hours, but it goes through them with such reckless abandon that I simply couldn’t tear myself away. As was the case with the first four films, it’s a high-octane, pedal-to-the-metal thrill ride in which story plays second fiddle to stunts, almost all of them involving cars. I would, of course, prefer a film in which an effort was made with plot and character …
review by . May 06, 2011
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   12A - 130mins - Action/Crime/Drama - 21st April 2011    The latest in the Fast and Furious franchise has recently hit the screens and what with the others being a good way to spend a few hours I was hoping for a similar type of movie from this one with plenty of great cars and car chases to boot.      Set after Fast & Furious (No. 4) but before The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (No. 3), this time the action is played out in Rio, Brazil after Dominic …
review by . May 08, 2011
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I watched “The Fast and the Furious” some years ago, and found it to be pretty stupid and mildly entertaining, but not enough to compel to me keep up with the all the sequels since then.  I just don’t get that excited about muscle-y guys or muscle-y cars.  So I can’t say much about all the other FF movies out there, but I’ll go ahead and go out on a limb: this one’s better than any of them. Or maybe I just think it’s better because it’s …
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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. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first.Written by Universal Pictures  
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Director: Justin Lin
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 29 April 2011 (USA)
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: One Race Productions
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