Fast Five - Movie Review

Like cars? Money? Badass women? A blatant disregard for public and private property? The newest addition to the Fast and the Furious series from Universal Pictures has it all. The film continues where the fourth movie left off with former cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) making a daring assault on a bus that is transporting Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to prison. The three manage to escape and make their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The group get into hot situation when a car heist from a moving train goes awry when their Brazilian partners betrays them, leaving three DEA agents who were guarding the cars dead. As a result, the group find themselves hunted on two fronts by federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and a corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), to whom the cars belongs. Now Dom and the gang must pull one last impossible job and steal 100 million dollars from Reyes, in a bold attempt to gain their freedom once and for all.

This latest Fast and Furious installment mixes it up by adding an Oceans Eleven type of mission to list of car heists. Planning to breaking into an impenetrable fortress with a team of experts? You have to admit there are similarities. Each character was given a "life before this" so that they had the expertise handy to put the heist off. Convenient. There weren't many races except for one in police cars but there are high speed car chases and the last one is particularly exciting! That scene alone must have cost millions considering all the damage done to everything. I really enjoyed the movie; the plot was fast-paced and visually amazing with exciting over-the-top action sequences and of course the good guys win in the end. Plus now you will know who will win in a fist fight between the Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel! LOL

Make sure you sit through the credits because a familiar face will turn up afterwards. Fans can look forward to a sixth installment coming in the future...

Fast Five is in theatres and IMAX this Friday, April 29, 2011. Go see it!

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