I’m a sucker for an action movie with fast cars and wisecracking beefy dudes. It’s such a frivolous form of entertainment and every once in a while, it’s just what the doctor ordered. When all else fails and chocolate or wine are not within reach, a macho-flick will do just fine.
I didn’t go see Fast Five when it came out in theaters last year although I had seen all previous movies (The Fast and The Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious).
Fast Five has all the important bits: lots of muscle cars, lots of muscles, lots of bad guys with guns, the requisite mysterious girls, fun banter between the guys. I actually liked it a whole lot. Some of my favourite parts included the fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel – they took rough-housing to a whole new level. The 4-police-car drag race in the streets of Rio was hilarious. The final chase at the end with that huge vault smashing everything in its way – awesome. I enjoyed when they were practice-racing through their man-made track trying to beat the video surveillance. And through it all, awesome driving and the sound of muslce car engines. What’s not to like?? 🙂
It won’t win any Oscars. You won’t come out of it with any revelations about life.
But if you’re still reading this, that’s probably not what you were after anyway.
Buy a pizza and something fizzy to drink, buckle up and enjoy the ride.