Now, The Fast and The Furious is a franchise I had written off LONG ago. After part 2, I checked out. As friends repeatedly praised the series as it went forward, I stay away. As #6 opened, and dominated the Box office for 2 straight weeks, I realized that I should give the series a second chance. Tokyo Drift was surprisingly good, Fast and Furious was a fun action adventure, but Fast Five! Holy moly! What a movie. I am stunned by how good it was. From top to bottom, this series’ reinvention was completed here. They went from a Street Racing series with a heist subplot to full blown action/heist films that used fast cars, with minimal street racing as a hobby. The addition of The Rock was inspired! The perfect foil for Vin Diesel.
It had action.
It had humor.
It had excellent performances.
It was crowd pleasing.
I am stunned at how this series turned around! I am going to get my butt into a theater PRONTO for Fast Six.