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This franchise couldn't have needed a more fresh breath of air than this gave it. Justin Lin and Dwayne Johnson both saved this franchise. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel turn in their usual bland performances, but Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs character is what the franchise needed as Paul Walker was never really that menacing as "the guy on the side of the law." Vast improvement over the 4th installment, although that's really not that high of a bar to jump over.
While its runtime has been accused of being too long by some, Fast Five manages to be a remarkable improvement over its 4 predecessors (not that means the films were very awful). The action sequences are amazing, the performances (especially from The Rock) are great and we should give kudos to Universal Pictures for their successful experiment to get the franchise to appeal to a wider audience (i.e. departing from street racing and becoming a film which combines elements of a heist film and an action film with cars). Also, the film has a couple of humourous moments as well so that the film never feels dark and gloomy.
This movie was a pretty standard action movie most of the way through. I was considering giving it a 3 or maybe even 4 star, because of its creative and original action sequences. But I ultimately decided that the movie butchered its heist element. The majority of the movie is preparation for a big heist. And the way they prepare was very cool and inventive. However I was looking forward to their master plan finally unfolding. But instead all I get is a 10 minute gratuitous sequence of Rio being destroyed by a safe. Ultimately the ending of this movie was its downfall
Fast Five is surprisingly an enjoyable film that took the franchise to the next level in a good way by delivering crazy action stunts, great plot, uniting our favorite characters into one film (and introducing The Rock), and overall bringing a whole new life for the series.
I loved this film, Amazing action, Amazing car chases, Dwayne Johnson was amazing, Nice little twist with the bank vault, A little wierd with the scene after the credits, Hope they keep making them with the same cast of course.