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This week's reviewed movie is:
Fast Five




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber


I think you're in for a pleasant surprise.

The sequel Fast Five has a more complex plot, solid character development, and some fantastic set pieces -- plus the pacing is good, with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and making it tongue-in-cheek and fun all throughout the film.

I'm going to be up front with you: I wasn't terribly enthused about seeing Fast Five.

That just goes to show you even ten-year-old sequels can change for the better.
In the world of testosterone-driven films there are no laws.

The law of man is broken every 30 seconds; the laws of physics every 3 minutes; and the law of credibility all of the time.

Bad guys with machine guns rarely hit their targets, and good guys who steal cars are suddenly "social bandits."

However, if you like fast cars, wrecked cars, and massive explosions, this is THE film for you.

It's far from perfect, with absolutely the worst dialog ever -- it was better than I thought it could be.
Director Justin Lin, who directed two previous sequels of the Fast & the Furious franchise, is back in the driver's seat again with installment #3.

With the new Fast Five flick, he has moved things in new and sometimes risky situations.

With this film he brings together comic book action with heist movie power. The picture's focus has shifted from cars to burglary.

I thought the most enjoyable elements relate to the plotting, rehearsing, and execution of the caper.

This is crazy summer action entertainment (in my view).

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