Sound Off: Justin Lin's Latest Sequel 'Fast Five' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 1, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It all began back in 2001 with an entirely different movie, The Fast and the Furious, but after 10 years not only is this franchise still alive and kickin', it's back with a vengeance, including the entire cast and more. Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster are back on the streets, this time in Brazil, along with franchise newcomer Dwayne Johnson as a badass mercenary. So how is it? Does it live up to the past few movies? Is just another guilty pleasure or is it better than that? If you've seen it already, leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of Fast Five!
To fuel the NOS this time, my first reaction watching this was: wow, director Justin Lin really grew up. His work here really proves that he's a more-than-capable director that deserves better than this franchise, which is why he's moving on to Terminator next. I haven't seen all of the movies in the series, but of what I have seen, I agree - this is the best Fast and the Furious movie to date. The characters are great, the action is badass, it was a true summer blockbuster, but I don't think it's flawless. They cut out all of the car chases and the big heist at the end is basically a messy, disorganized, poorly-conceived attempt at Ocean's 11 but without the control like Steven Soderbergh. So I guess I'll say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, but didn't love it.
What did you think of Fast Five? A badass summer action movie or typically dull and cheesy? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!