Vin Diesel fans could end up being extremely disappointed with this 5th of the series film. The Fast and Furious 5 starts off in exceptionally good form, exciting and promising an action packed block buster. The film has an exciting if preposterous climax, something which can be offered by London escorts. However and very disappointingly, the poorly written script ensures there is in excess of 90 minutes of wearisome, recurrently dull padding between the two main set-pieces culminating in an overall result which is a titanic let down of natural disaster proportions.
The film is Directed by Justin Lin, making it his third recall in the ongoing franchise, Fast and Furious 5 launches with ex-FBI agent Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and his girlfriend Mia (Jordana Brewster) assisting through hijack, fellow high-speed car aficionado Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) out of a police transport vehicle and heading for the Samba capital and sunny paradise, Rio de Janeiro.
Arriving in Rio, they re-acquaint with a few old associates – including series old faithfuls Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Gal Gadot. They decide it is time to perpetrate a $100 million robbery designed to vex evil drug lord Reyes (Joaquin de Almeida).
Conversely the fast and essentially not very furious renegades have surmised without the existence of self-assured expert federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), who is almost immediately hard on their track with a gung-ho trigger-happy strike force. The rest is as they say “History” fairly predicable and overall lacks that killer punch to make it a movie great.