Sunday, 15 May 2011

Film: Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist

Fast & Furious 5 aka Fast Five finds Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) in Rio with their old friend Vince (Matt Schulze).

During an audacious train robbery the group falls foul of local mobster Reyes and swiftly form a daring plan to take him down.

Meanwhile Dom and Vince are being hunted down by elite Special Agent Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson).While eluding Hobbs the guys assemble a team capable of the job they have planned. This comprises of characters from the previous movies (except Lucas Black from "episode" 3 because apparently that one doesn't count) ensuring that what follows is kind of The Expendables On Wheels.

There isn't a dull moment here as we are treated to a full-on action and car chase extravaganza featuring charismatic performances from Diesel and Johnson, the fight between the two is one of the films many highlights.

The ever dependable Paul Walker is on top form too and the tension between him and Schulze continues from where it left off, way back in the first movie.

There are laughs too as the team has good banter while they attempt to orchestrate their heist and to say the finale is spectacular would be quite an understatement.

This is the action film of the year so far and it's the best in the series by a long way, don't miss it.

Ric's Rating: 95%


  1. I wasn't a fan of the first four movies, because I'm a plot in the movie kind of person, but I love this movie! It was definitely worth going to see in the theatres and the dialogue, plot and driving were on par if not excellent this time around. Plus with the lead into the sixth, are you as excited as I am?

  2. Hi Sara,

    If they do another one I'll be the first in line. I think Diesel and Johnson have great chemistry, maybe they'll get a different movie together.

  3. Dwayne, Vin and Walker in the same film. I said somewhere before that if it had Statham as well, I'd probably have a heart attack :)

  4. Even without Statham Dez, it'll get your heart racing.

  5. I have been wanting to see this because I haven't liked any of them story-wise since the first. It has all my fave characters plus The Rock. Had to watch the others, though, at least for the cars. Great rides never disappoint.

  6. I actually loved this movie. I didn't have super high expectations. I wanted to be entertained, see some cars blow up, and enjoy a little man candy, and I got everything I was asking for! It was a fun movie, and I'd watch it again!

  7. Melissa, The Rock adds a lot to this one.

    Jennifer, I agree, it's a big fun film.

  8. A load of fuckin' tripe! God only know what Fast and Furious 79¼ is gonna be like?!

    Its like the Rocky films, once we got past #4 no one gave a rats arse!

  9. I suspect you are making a harsh call without having seen the film, it's the best in the series by far.

    The last Rocky was a nice nostalga trip.

  10. i really love this movie it is my fav one forever but why the hell is that asin guy back he died in tokyo drift is he back from the dead or something!!!!


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