The Need for Speed - Fast Five

Friday, May 06, 2011

On Wednesday, Nian and I caught Fast 5 in Filmgarde at Illuma.

It was great being there! Met up with several bloggers whom I haven't seen in a long time, like Irwin and Elaine, and of course, the regulars like Calvin. My Vonny from Tuesdays Girls was there too, but she was in the other hall instead. (Must have been a major giveaway by United International Pictures, thanks!)

So now, the movie review:

Beginning since 2001, this movie has finally came down to its last installment this Summer 2011. Ten years! Ever remembered how it started?

The Fast and The Furious (2001)

Brian O'Connor, a decade ago, was an undercover agent tracking down Dom Toretto - because he was stealing some very expensive equipments. Then somehow, he fell in love with Mia Toretto, Dom's sister.

Mia Toretto and Brian O'Connor, with Giselle from Fast & Furious 4

Afterwhich, it brought us to 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003, where the story revolved around Brian more - he had to transport a shipment of "dirty money" for the "dark side", while being an uncover to bring down a mafia leader, just so he can erase his past conviction.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Fast forwarding to 2006, Fast and Furious then launched their third installment - Tokyo Drift, which at that point of time, the annoying theme song by Teriyaki Boyz ("I wonder if you know, if you have been To-kee-yo...") was in the rage. Remember remember?

I hate it. In fact, While I thought 2 Fast 2 Furious paled in comparison to their debut movie, this Tokyo Drift completely killed my interest in their storyline.

Fast & Furious 4 (2009)

Thank goodness Dom Torreto, Brian O'Connor, Mia Torreto and Letty came back by the 4th installment. It was quite sad that Letty, Dom's dare-devil girlfriend-cum-accomplice, got assasinated, but it is also a good movie because Dom and Brian were forced to work together.

I mean, these two guys should've worked together already! Since Day 1 please! And when I see them finally mixing well, I think I have the same sense of relief as Mia. And happy too wtf.

The movie ended with Dom being sentenced to 25 years of jail... and then we are now at the Fast Five!

What makes me excited was the home-coming session of his entire crew: Roman, Tej (starred by Ludacris!), Han, Giselle, Leo and Santos.

Giselle is mad hot, please. Just scroll up and look at her again. Her legs will take an ant forever to reach her toes!

This last episode had them taking down the biggest mafia they've ever met. They would attempt to take down his entire drug ring, and then haul off with 11 million dollars... EACH.

Apart from the cars that will definitely make you nose-bleed (I personally like the Lexus LFA best, followed by the Dodge Charger - the most prominent cars driven by Brian and Dom nearing the end, and the Ducati Street Racer (bike) rode by Giselle and her never-ending legs), here are another three reasons why you should catch the show:

1) You can expect thrilling fighting scenes between Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and Vin Diesel. Two bigassess coming together, you'd definitely see loads of explosions!

2) New addition to the Toretto family! :D

3) And after Letty, Dom has finally found someone else that he can spend the rest of his life with. Who is this person?

Did they make it out with the hundred over million dollars worth of notes?

Fast Five is officially out in the cinemas yesterday, 5 May 2011. Don't miss this last installment! :)

Special thanks to United International Pictures and for the invitation.

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  1. comfirm last installment?? It seems like they found Letty's look alike oh. Did you stay till the end for the extra clip? =)

  2. Fuck la, there's an extra clip!?!?! KNN I missed Thor's and now I missed Fast Five's one TAMADE.

  3. its definitely not the last installment. besides the "letty" featured in FF5 at the credits, wiki said vin diesel (dom) & chris morgan (the writer) are developing Fast & Furious 6.

    then hor, its addition to the O'Connor family isnt it? :D

  4. OMG FF6!?!? Why would they come out of their comfort zone now? And Letty is coming back?

    Whoa, fuck Dom's life. D:


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