The Fast and Furious series has been one of the big movie franchises out there, the series is all about cop chases, racing sequences, hot babes and brainless fun. In Fast Five, directed by Taiwanese Justin Lin (also directed the third and fourth movies), taking the formula to the new level.
While the movie still retain the basic old formula of the series, but the plot is significantly better than the other films as it has its purpose, other than just fast cars and sexy females. While it won't win any Oscars or good opinion for its story, atleast you see the objective of the movie and the cast. I'm surprised that despite all the esemble casts, the movie does not feel like it is too cramped or too compressed to make one movie.
The main attraction of the movie is of course the action and driving scenes, characters driving ridiculously dangerous and ridiculously fast around the streets of Rio is brilliant and fun to watch. Although I missed the racing scene, it has been moved as a side story rather than primary, which is a bit sad.
Overall, Fast Five is what a summer blockbuster should be. All fun, exciting and entertaining...