Hey guys so this past Sunday the family and I sat down and had a mini movie marathon featuring some big name films you may have heard of. Although most of the other films were great, I decided to review Fast and Furious 5 as it is still in theaters and I know some people weren’t so sure if it were worth checking out.

Fast Five, the latest addition to the Fast and Furious saga, takes place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where our two main characters played by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker encounter Reyes, the stereotypical drug/crime lord that dominates the city. In the course of the film, audiences are greeted by many familiar faces and references tot he other films. As a word of warning, there is a decent amount of material in the film that requires audiences to have watched the other films to completely understand certain parts but if you haven’t seen the other films no worries you will still enjoy the film all the same.  To be honest, going into this film I expected it to be like the other four films where fast exotic cars and good looking characters mask an otherwise weak storyline. This was not the case however in Fast and Furious 5 and I was happy to see that even though the cars and people were hot as ever, storyline had clearly gained priority and this definitely established an more engaging film experience. The action is great, the acting (aside from The Rock) is solid, and the story, like I said before, always keeps you interested. All in all, if you were looking for a solid summer film you should definitely check out Fast Five.

P.S. Be sure to stay after the credits. (Especially if you have seen the other films!)

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