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Russel Gives You Five Reasons To Race To See Fast Five

Five Fast! Five Furious! Five Fast! I’m Five Fast For Y’all Man! I remember watching Fast and Furious for the first time. It was a movie filled with cheesy dialogue, acting, and action. I LOVED IT. To me, it was everything a summer movie should be. Your eyes open wide at the various action sequences. You smile when you see all the pretty ladies and buff sweaty mens. You cringe when a cheesy line like “I live my life a quarter mile at time” is spoken. When the theater lights come back on, you look at your friends and tell them how bad that movie was, yet how much it oozed in it’s awesomeness. That is how I felt coming out of the theater after viewing the 5th installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast Five.

The movie starts where Fast & Furious (4 Fast 4 Furious?) ends with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) being driven out to a prison and Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Brian “The Buster” O’Conner (Paul Walker) getting him out. They all make a run down to Rio De Janeiro, they get mixed up with a gangster trying to kill them and a US federal agent (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) trying to catch them. Toretto and O’Conner create a team to take down the gangster while running from the law. Then, chaos ensues…

Things I Loved:

  • The overacting. It was a penis sword fight between Vin and Dwayne on who could be more over the top. I believe Mr. Johnson won that battle.
  • The cheesy dialogue. It was so bad it was good. My favorite line from Vin is when he tells someone where they are. Dwayne’s cheesy line talks about things he eats for dinner.
  • Bringing back all the fan favorites from all the previous movies. It felt like a pop culture, hip-hop, sexy version of Oceans 11.
  • Non-stop action from beginning to end. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the action was way over the top. Big deal! Eat your popcorn and enjoy the ride. Not every movie needs to be logical. Some just need to be fun and fun this movie was.
  • The Dwayne should also win the award for sweatiest person in a feature film. Over the top sweat? Mission accomplished Roc…er Dwayne.
  • Things I No Heart:

  • Might have been a bit on the long side. Should have been 10-15 minutes shorter.
  • Final Thoughts:
    What I loved the most of this movie was that it brought back the aspects of the first and second installments that made the franchise popular. We have cars, action, cheese, rinse and repeat. I feel the franchise may have lost its way after Tokyo Drift and was trying to salvage the franchise in Fast & Furious. Fast Five felt like the installment that Tokyo Drift should have been. You want to start summer movies right? Start with this one. BTW, come for the movie, but stay for after the credits. You don’t want to miss it.