RANDALL WILLIAMS – The Corsair
By Universal Pictures
PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language.
Well, the boys who love the racing thrill are back in this fifth iteration of the infamous series; and this one stands to possibly be the best film to come from it. The story starts with Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) escaping prison with the help of former FBI agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and Dominic’s sister Mia (Jordana Brewster). The three became wanted criminals and left the United States in favor of Brazil to avoid being captured. After a failed job that leads them to be wanted by the corrupt, infamous leader of Brazil; they’re problems get worse as the FBI sends Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), a DSS agent with a black and white philosophy who is known for catching his man, to capture them.
A bunch of other characters return to the series as well with Tyrese, Ludacris, Sung Kang and others reprising their roles as Roman Pierce, the big mouth childhood friend of O’Conner from 2 Fast 2 Furious, Tej Parker, another friend of O’Conner’s and garage owner from 2 Fast 2 Furious and Han Lue, the street racer who was a supporting character in The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious, respectively.
The action is the highlight of the film as guns start firing, fights ensue and cars blast through the streets after only a few minutes into the movie. There is some comedy in the movie from actor Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce running his mouth only he can in the movie among other moments, and there’s tension between a few major characters in the movie as well to create a little drama. Luke Hobb’s is portrayed very well by Dwayne Johnson as an always “on the edge” type agent with a sense of justice which gets its first spill of gray in part of the movie.
Overall, Fast Five is an incredible sequel and is arguably the best in the series with its intense action and the return of many characters from the previous films. I give the film a five out of five!
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