|I think you're in for a pleasant
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
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
|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.
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).