Review: Fast Five

Former cop Brian O’Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey… before someone else runs them down first.

Who believes the first movie came out over 10 years ago now, they have kept on going and they are all 10 years older now. I have always been a fan of the Fast & Furious, but this one just went over the top. Its always been about the cars and the chase, and then they started developing the story around Tereto and O’Conner and this is probably the best made Fast & Furious out of all of them, an amazing story with cars thrown into the mix. The introduction of Dwayne Johnson as Hops, the DEA’s primary hunter, is one hell of an exciting mix. They went crazy all over brazil, guns flying, destruction on the road, and a great story. If you haven’t seen this movie then you should watch it, I just saw it and I want to watch it again, it got my blood pumping. Keep watching until after the credits you will see something interesting and I know I will be looking forward to the next movie, and I’m getting this on Blu-Ray to add to the media collection.

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1963 Corvette Grand Sport on Fast Five

I do love the Fast & The Furious movies, and I hope they just keep making them better and better. Nothing brought drifting to the main stream as much as the first movies did as well as Tokyo Drift, I know there were some ridiculous scenes but you can’t help but love the stunts they do. I would love to get my hands on this Corvette, it looks like a ton of tire burning fun!

The final car on the list is the star of the show, a replica of a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, build by Mongoose Motorsports. It features the ubiquitous Chevrolet 502 big block, backed up by a Borg Warner Super T-10 four-speed stick. The combination rides on C3 Corvette suspension, which struggles to handle nearly 600 horses stuffed into a featherweight frame.

Fast Five – Trailer

The story just gets more and more ridiculous, now they have Fast Five, Universal just keeps making them and I hope they don’t stop. This time around they are doing it in Brazil which is going to be very interesting, more explosions, insane car stunts, and Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock thrown into the mix. I enjoy these movies, and my favorites of the original Fast & Furious and Tokyo Drift.