Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fast Five movie poster

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I know we haven't talked about Fast Five much on the blog; I can speak for myself by saying I'm not a huge fan of the franchise.  Well, I sort of take that back.  The first one did nothing for me.  The second one, which most people hated, was entertaining at best.  The third was terrible in my opinion.  But the forth film, Fast & Furious, really did it for me.  I believe director Justin Lin was the difference.  He re-invented the franchise with a swagger and grit, the franchise was missing.  He did great bringing back Vin Diesel back to the franchise, along with Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez.  This year?  This year the franchise adds Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!  Also joining the huge cast are Tyrese and Ludacris from the second film.  Check out the official synopsis and my thoughts below (minor spoilers):

Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail.

Hart-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey...before someone else runs them down first.
 I have to give credit where credit is due.  The franchise has financially always done well.  I'm really not into cars, but I know a LOT of people who are.  I have to give the producers credit for always making the films different and distinctive from one another.  That's really hard when you're dealing with relatively the same subject matter.  I doubt I will go see Fast Five in theaters, but you can bet I'll rent it.  Your thoughts?

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