Sunday, 24 April 2011

Fast Five: Rio Heist - REVIEW

You'd think that the Fast And The Furious franchise would've run out of gas by now. Think again. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise for one final job in Fast Five: Rio Heist. However, this time, their joined by the mighty Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as the crunching ’n’ punching franchise roars on.

Make no mistake, this is no masterpiece of the dramatic arts but it is definitely the best in the series. Fast Five maintains its winning formula and as usual, the film thrives on excess. Directed by Justin Lin, Fast Five features some of the most spectacular action sequences seen on the screen it years. This is ultimate guilty pleasure viewing; it’s all muscle over brains but in a favorable way. Not since last years The Expendables have I enjoyed action sequences so much.

If this film was made in the mid eighties Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson would be the biggest stars on the planet, but for now they just continue to deny the laws of physics and do it with style.