Sunday, May 1, 2011
Fast Five Review
I've never seen any of the first four Fast movies so I went into the theater with no expectations. I came out satisfied and happy that my first one was the best (so I've heard.) Straight off Boxofficemojo.com, the movie is expected to open at $83 million and its not the last one either. No spoilers here, its good and its worth the $7 I paid. If you want a preview of the movie I'm sure you know where to go. I will give my take on what went down.
The Rock aka Dwyane Johnson owned the movie if ya ask me. He played the take no shit cop and he played it well. He never seemed phoney and took the role seriously. Easily the best character of the movie but the cast as a whole played their part. I never took the movie too serious, as you shouldn't. The ridiculous shit is there so you can say "DAMN" and be entertained but in no way can people pull of what they do. There's rarely a dull moment and its a rollercoaster ride full of fast cars, good humor and a dope ass fight scene.
Vin Diesel vs. The Rock is basically what you get, and then it gets even better. The tension the movie builds to is near perfect in setting up the obvious action movie star showdown. Tyrese and Ludacris share a few great moments adding humor the the movie. Their on screen chemistry and purpose to the plot never seemed off although there isnt much character development. Paul Walker and Vin are pretty stiff characters but they are the franchise players so never did I get sick of their "acting."
All in all, I loved it and would pay to see it again especially on the big screen. The acting was ok, the action was great, the plot was decent and the twists were unexpected. Stay past the first half of the credits if you like movies that build the sequel. Hope this gives at least someone a reason to head to the movie theater.
(I'm grading on a A to D level and won't be reviewing any E's or F's)
B+ (Pure Entertainment)
I will review Thor in a week.