Fast Five

Fast Five

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Directed by : Justin Lin

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plot

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. On their last job when they form a team of racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. When Luke Hobbs, a hard-nosed federal agent, is assigned...more

Verdict

“Cars, explosions & stunts at their best. Together with Dwayne Johnson's outstanding performance, Fast Five takes the franchise to new heights.”

Fast Five Audience Review

Fast but not Furious

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The Fast and Furious series has been one of my favorites. Fast racing cars, adrenaline rushing action, decent plot line all provides enough masala to make these movies enjoyable. The past two installments were probably the weakest in the series. This time around the cast from all four previous flicks gather along with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to give you several reasons to watch this film.

Dominic (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) are on the run from the law makers. They land up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After Dominic's sister gets pregnant with Brian's child they decide to pull off one last job and use the money to disappear from the face of the earth into oblivion. A highly skilled cop, Luke Hobbs played by Dwayne Johnson is given the responsibility of hunting Dominic Toretto down. Dom and Brian decide to assemble a crew to pull off the job. All the characters from previous Fast n Furious flicks come together to pull off the heist.

This movie has full on action from the very first scene to the last. The content though is not the strongest amongst the Fast n Furious series. There is very less of car racing which I missed the most as that's the soul of the movie. The fast cars is what sets these movies apart from other masala action flicks. Some of the characters like that of Hobbs are larger than life and are hard to buy.

Acting wise, Vin Diesel is right on the money. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson does an amazing job and by the looks of it will be there in the sequel as well. Paul Walker walks around with the same look he did in the previous movies and does not offer anything new.

Writers Chris Morgan and Gary Scott Thompson put in umpteen action sequences in the script but the adhesive used to bind these action scenes together is not very impressive. Director Justin Lin is familiar with the Fast n Furious franchise and tries to keep the pace of the movie in check. The soul of the movie is kind of ignored which may disappoint viewers.

Reasons to watch:
1) Fast n Furious fan
2) masala action movie
3) The ensemble cast create some good chemistry together.

Reasons to skip:
1) Very little car races and chases.
2) Average plot

Repeat Value: On DVD