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Fast Five – A U-Turn For The Better

Posted 15 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Film Reviews, Movies I Got

By Scott Martin

Fast Five, USA, 2011

Directed by Justin Lin

Fast Five (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 5 or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist is a 2011 action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin.I remember seeing The Fast and The Furious (2001) at a party when it came out on DVD, and I thought to myself, “If they make this a franchise, there’s a hell of a lot of money to be made.” With the exception of 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), the series has held up to my expectations. Granted, I wasn’t ever expecting anything high-caliber, just a fun action film about cool cars, cops, and criminals. That’s what I’ve gotten every time, but when I saw the fourth entry in the series, I got something different – a soundly made film with a good story and solid performances. Fast & Furious (2009) marked the series moving on up from just action fodder to a legitimate franchise, and Fast Five takes it and runs. Or drives, rather. Read More