Hard to believe that I only watched the first of the Fast & Furious series about a month or two ago! I had seen a preview for Fast 5 and thought that it looked interesting… but I needed to catch up and watch the first four movies first! I’d say that they were all pretty good for the most part… although I ended up turning off the second one when they were preparing to torture someone and pulled a rat out… that was enough for me!
But back to the 5th installment… Paul and I went last week to check it out, and I have to say… I quite enjoyed it! It has the typical mix of beautiful cars, and even more beautiful women… and somehow manages to bring back characters from all 4 previous movies under one roof. And if you’ve ever wondered who would win a fight between Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson… your wait is long over. It takes a lot to make Vin Diesel look small, but The Rock does just that. Don’t let that sway your imagination… it was a pretty even fight!
I had pretty much convinced myself that they were using this movie to tie things up, and close the franchise… or at least retire the main characters. I still think that’s the case, but they did leave a little room open there for another… although where they’re going to store the babyseat I have no idea. Those cars don’t have back seats! Oops… did I give something away? Not likely.
This is one of those movies that I didn’t have to see in the theatre. It was nice. I won’t deny that the theatre experience is far superior to watching it on my 40″ LCD… but some movies I have to see in the theatre… this was not one of them.
At least it wasn’t in 3D!