Fast 5′ shows off bigger explosions

By Angelica Villarreal

The “fast” family comes back together in the fifth installment
of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise.

“Fast Five” hit box offices Friday, leaving fans at the edge of
their seats cheering.

The plot had some similarities to the first and second “Fast and
the Furious” movies, except this one had bigger explosions.

Before the movie started, some people seemed more anxious about
seeing it flop rather than actually watching it.

Most of the seats in the theatre were taken 30 minutes before
the previews started. The movie engaged its audience almost
instantaneously once they heard gears shifting and cars
accelerating.

The movie started off from the end of “Fast and Furious’
(2009).” Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is being transferred to the
prison where he is to serve a life sentence. Brian O’Conner (Paul
Walker) and the rest of Toretto’s team crash the prison bound bus
and break him out.

Toretto, O’Conner and Mia (Jordana Brewster) flee the country
and run to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The three find themselves as wanted fugitives running from the
Diplomatic Security Service’s best special agent Hobbs (Dwayne
Johnson) and the most powerful man in Brazil, Reyes (Joaquim de
Almeida).

This movie is definitely for car lovers and action fans. The
car scenes in this movie consist of drifting, classic drag racing,
and gymkhana-precision diving around obstacles.

The rest of the movie consisted of guns, explosions, and an epic
fight scene between Toretto and Hobbs.

The dialogue was fast and straight to the point, but do not
expect to be dazzled with deep and meaningful conversations.

The witty and comical remarks in the script were light and
entertaining. Everything said by the characters either had
sentimental value, referred back to the previous movies or
reflected the camaraderie each of them had.

All the characters were tied together with a sense of family and
respect for one another.

Even though most of the relationships portrayed in this film
were built in the past films, the actors strongly carried their
bonds over to this movie.

Car coordinator Dennis McCarthy made keeping up with the cars
and characters easy to do: American muscle cars for Diesel’s
character and imports for Walker’s. If the all-star cast does not
spark an interest, the cars and explosions will.

Diesel’s character drives a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
off a cliff close to the beginning of the movie, creating an
amusing and daring rescue for Walker’s character. Toretto drives a
1970 Dodge Charger RT for most of the movie, while Walker drives a
2011 Nissan GT-R in the end.

This movie is fast paced and vibrant with great detail and
flashy special effects. It is filled with action scenes left and
right, and covers every aspect of a good violence-crammed
pre-summer flick with outrageous plans, fast cars and a heist.

“Fast Five” would be a great movie to watch after being burned
out by studying for midterms. It was surprisingly better than what
it was advertised to be.

Expect race meets, sexy girls, speeding cars, great fighting
choreography, parkour, money and an angry drug lord.

“Fast Five” is an action packed getaway without needing a
getaway car.

Rating: 4/5

Fast 5

Courtesy of Universal Picture

Fast 5′ shows off bigger explosions

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