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29th April
2011
written by Adam

Anti-hero, precision car driver, and criminal Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is busy getting the band back together for more adrenaline laden thrills, chills, and spills– in Rio. With the help of his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster), and former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) the target becomes the most powerful drug lord in all the land, Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). With their eyes set on taking down Reyes, the gang grows to a small band of other merry criminals including but not limited to Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Matt Schulze. Unfortunately, U.S. Federal Badass, Hobbs (Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson) is also on the case to stop Toretto. Now between drug lord henchmen and U.S. agents the gang will have to work extra hard to make their mark and then disappear, but can it be done and at what cost? It’s all about the suspension of disbelief as you’ll definitely have to check your brain at the door for this one. But, for fans of the minimal dialogue to maximum carnage you’ve come to expect from the previous four films in this franchise, you’re totally in luck. And, it’s not as though anyone really watches these films for their top notch acting, so where does that leave us? Mmmmm, nowhere special really, but don’t get me wrong, sometimes that’s a good thing, and in this case it seems to work in the film’s favor, it’s just mindless fun. Yes, fun, albeit it’s a little long winded clocking in over two hours in length, but hey, more bang for your buck, literally. And, sex appeal, sure there’s something for everyone here so that doesn’t hurt things either. Fast Five is rated PG-13.

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