You may have thought that this franchise would have run out of gas by now. Think Again. If you are a fan of the fast and furious franchise then Fast Five is a movie that must be on the top of your list of films to see.
Fast Fives opening sequence starts in the thick of the action, just where the Fast and the Furious 4 left off, with the inevitable consequences. From here Brian and Mia head to Rio to seek refuge and a quiet life, leaving Dom yet to be seen, although we know he is alive. The pair take a job, which lets say, probably doesnt end in quite the way it should. This includes some explosive action sequences and some carjacking with a difference.
This leads to a bigger, much more elaborate job, one which seems too good to be true, a job so big its pure insanity, one which above all else is going to require some well-known faces from the previous films. Oh and one massive DEA Agent named Luke Hobbs.
Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris are back which their sense of humour and have some choice lines, injecting the film with much-needed laughs.
Full of foot-to-the-floor action, bikini babes and gleaming hoods, Fast Five, makes no attempt to adjust the formula that seems to work so well. There are two or three brief visits to the street racing scene of Rio, showing that the makers haven forgotten their roots. The film boasts some high end muscle cars with the odd import thrown it to spice it up a little.
The Heist itself has some awesome sequences and some very impressive driving to say the least and the finale, which leaves half of downtown Rio in tatters, sums up this series: full-throttle.
The movie has a long run time and it some 50 minutes before the heist plan begins to commence, however it never feels long, there is plenty of action to keep you entertained, you wont be twiddling your fingers thats for sure.
Fast Five has some interesting twists in it to add to the excitement and it was suggested that this would be the last film from the franchise but this may not be quite true - Be sure to watch the movie until after the credits for a crucial cut scene.