Saturday, December 3, 2011
Film Review - Fast Five (2011)
Fast Five is the 5th in the Fast and Furious series and this time, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Connor and Dom's sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) are hiding in Rio de Janiero following a prison break, but whilst there they learn of a corrupt businessman who has millions of dollars, with that its time to get racing once again.
Fast Five is a fun entry in the series, all of the main characters from the first movie are back and there are some others who appeared in the other entries in the series, notably Tyrese Gibson who appeared in the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, the main leads have some fun chemistry and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also has a few good moments despite his near endless sweating in almost every scene.
Unfortunately though the film runs way too long for its own good, it runs about 2hrs 10 when a good 10-15 minutes should've been trimmed from the film to allow for a more fast paced, high speed adventure but given that this is film number 5 in this series, you can't expect miracles.
As it stands, its an okay film with some nice chase scenes but rent the first film instead and leave it after that, this one whilst okay feels somewhat unnecessary, 1.5 out of 5.