Created on Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00
Written by Enilyn Eng
Directed by Justin Lin, the fifth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise doesn't slow down and might just be considered the best out of the bunch.
Former cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) breaks convict Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) out of jail with an impressive hijack on a highway before heading down to meet Vince (Matt Schulze) for a job briefing. They decide on the last job in Rio de Janeiro to clear before freedom and gathers the A-Team, which includes familiar faces such as Gisele (Gal Gadot), Han (Sung Kang), Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Chris Bridges). But even with the combined power, this was not to be an easy job. Hot on their trail are not one but two enemies – a ruthless drug kingpin Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) and a tough nut-to-crack federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) with a perfect track record.
Fast 5 sure wastes no time. Wheels screech and spin within the first few scenes, and audiences are kept intrigued with the many twists and turns against the backdrop of Rio. Dialogue is kept to a minimal but this writer is not complaining. In this case, less is more and actions speak louder than words.
There were sufficient hints of a sixth installment and Fast 5 does a great job of leading fans and non-fans alike to it. Fast and Furious fans, this is one installment you wouldn't want to miss on the big screen. You might also like: Thor
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