It turns out someone out there still thinks Vin Diesel is cool? I must have missed the memo, but apparently the supersized mini-me/ Mr. Clean wannabe is still considered cool enough to be racing cars, blowing things up and spewing lame lines as if he’s reading them off the back of his hand.
Oh wait, this isn’t a new movie, it’s the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise: Fast Five.
Vinny isn’t the only one along for the ride, Paul Walker is back as Brian O’Conner along with many of the franchise’s past characters like Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar.
And because Vinny just isn’t enough meathead for one movie you better believe that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is back too! I figured The Rock’s career was over after his last masterpiece “Tooth Fairy” but I was wrong. I smell what The Rock is cooking, and it smells like wasted time…and cabbage.
If your reading this far, you have probably noticed that I haven’t explained the plot. That’s because I don’t need to tell you that the crew can’t decide if they’re good guys who do bad things or bad guys who do good things – all they know is that they’ve got the need for speed!
It’s the theme of every movie in the bunch.
Seriously though, the gas junkies are in Brazil this time around, running as fugitives (colour me shocked). When a job goes haywire they realize that battling against a corrupt businessman could buy their freedom. Somewhere along the line The Rock gets involved.
Fast Five takes place before Tokyo drift (a good way to suddenly have the original characters again) but I was pretty sure this franchise ran out of gas on the second film.