Me and My Nine Iron

June 3, 2011

Fast Five review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 2:45 am

The fifth movie in the highly successful franchise is by far the best-rated movie of the bunch and an amazingly rated movie on its own. Universal went big on this one, handing Justin Lin, who directed his third straight Fast movie, a $125 million budget, and in turn, it had an impressive box office haul. It also intended to make this a transition movie where the street racing will take a back seat to the heist genre a la The Italian Job. That’s right, there will be at least several more sequels.

I thought the movie was highly enjoyable between the action, plot twists and standout performance from newcomer Dwayne Johnson. I even found unintended humor from the cheeseball one-liners. As with the previous movies, you have to overlook the ridiculous death-defying moments, which this movie is not short of. Well, that and a plethora of eye candy. Jordana Brewster‘s still my girl of choice.

It executed where it needed to as a heist movie. Fast Six is still a lock for $100 million if this movie sucked, but there’s no question that the viewership approval for this movie will bring them back for the next to contend with records and milestones that this one set.

Goof: Johnson would destroy Vin Diesel in a real fight.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5




  1. You didn’t stay? It’s right after the animated race, but before the actual credits begin. Eva Mendes walks into Johnson’s office and drops the file. Letty’s been doing some crimes in Europe or the Middle East. Definitely a setup but retarded how she’s back alive.

    Comment by Bryan — June 4, 2011 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  2. By now, in its fifth installment, folks should enter Fast and Furious movies with certain expectations – that it’ll provide lukewarm acting and plot (to the point where dialogue becomes unintentionally funny) but high-octane adrenaline. With that in mind, Fast Five was a great movie. The final car chase was all-time. I didn’t know which scenes were CGI; it just looked real. Did you stay for the post credits snippet? I hear it reveals something about Michell Rodriquez’s character, who, contrary to what happened in the last Fast/Furious, is not dead. Set up for the sequel?

    Comment by Chris Le — June 3, 2011 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

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