At the beginning of 2001 who could've believed that the "The Fast and the Furious" will be able to overgrowth into franchise? Almost a certain credit for this belongs to "Fast & Furious", which opened a second wind to the series. The newest part has continued the previous trends: street racing is practically gone, as well here are successfully quoted the first two movies, which were not shoot by Justin Lin... Wait! In fact the movie itself keeps ending of fourth. And already the first scene sets the rhythm of the entire film.
Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) have been successfully liberating Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and automatically place placing their names to the top of the most wanted list. The best of the best was sent to catch them - the guy called Hobbs. About who he was as character, you figure it out after watching the movie. More important to recall that he's played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Diesel in his acting is returning to the image created by him in the first movie - seemingly calm, but ready to explode with rage at any moment. Johnson is his practically complete opposite: he is brief and purposeful. This is a pure pleasure just to look at how they are standing against one another and breathing to each other's faces, not to mention the fights between them.
Old heroes also very skillfully were written in a new story: Vince (Matt Schulze), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris), Gisele (Gal Gadot)... Unfortunately, all the same story does not particularly surprising us and frankly sags at lyric and dramatic episodes - well, it's just doesn't work with this kind of film; somewhere at the start of the series - maybe. But again, even then it was clear that the "Fast and Furious" - it's just an entertaining movie.
And now we have a spectacular cinematography and visual effects, intense fights, chase across the roofs, which is envying of even the 007, simply identifiable music by Brian Tyler, as well as an excellent location - Rio, and it's all makes one of the best action movies in the past few years and the best film of the franchise. Very several movies could cause so many times the shouts from enjoyment. Of course, the traditional disadvantages like predictable twists, inspirational phrases, or the already mentioned romantics does not disappeared, but even the screenwriter Chris Morgan was finally able to abandon the tiresome theme of "undercover cop".
But most importantly, by confronting two greatest mountain of muscle in the history, the creators finally allowed the question "Who is cooler: Diesel or Johnson?" And of course the answer is...
The plot is predictable and it's moving very slowly. Characters are making unlogical (if not to say stupid) decisions, for instance, Cusack's hero does too much "thinking" for a killer, instead of "shooting". But dialogues between main couple of this movie are pretty funny, and rare action scenes are well-filmed. And, of course, it's always nice to see Cusack with a gun.