What you’ll find in the latest Fast and Furious installment is more gunplay and less racing than the four previous movies, but an interesting story that will make up for it in the action film, Fast Five. After helping Dominic Torette (Vin Diesel) escape from the police at the end of the last movie, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) attempt to steal 3 specialty cars off a train. (Yes, the movie begins with action that doesn’t make sense and I give up on trying to explain it.) When Dom, Paul and Dom’s sister Mia (Jorgana Brewster) regroup in Rio they plan a job that can set them up for life. They assemble a group of drivers you may recognize like Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris), and Gal Gadot (Sung Kang) and plan to steal 100 million dollars from a businessman – drug dealer named Reyes (Joaquim be Almenda) who is also working with the Rio police. In the meantime, a federal agent named Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and a team of cops are after Dom and Brian, but before long it’s hard to tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys. Let’s face it – I can’t see cars racing around and hot chicks and I could care less about the muscular guys. I really only care about good acting and an adequate story line which hasn’t happened in the last 3 films. Well honestly, this one is actually pretty good. The story was very well done keeping true to the characters, adding some nice twists and a little more humor. He may not be an Academy Award winner, but Dwayne Johnson knows how to pick his films and he is the perfect fit for the story. I actually had to laugh at some of the scenes, especially when the group is racing and spinning their tires all over town saying here I am, check me out, when they should be keeping a low profile. (Maybe the police in Rio are as blind as I am.) Of course, that really doesn’t matter when the audience is as fully entertained as I am. This is not award winning cinema but it’s fun and I’m giving it a B rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.