and a fast pace

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Movies -

RIDICU­LOUS action, high oc­tane thrills and enough Hol­ly­wood hot­ties to fill a cou­ple of fran­chises, this blast of an action film se­ries con­tin­ues to be as mind­lessly en­ter­tain­ing as it is daftly sat­is­fy­ing. This fifth instalment finds the team of petrol heads, led by for­mer cop Brian O’Con­nor ( Paul Walker) and ca­reer crim Dom ( Vin Diesel), again on the wrong side of the law and holed up in Rio.

It’s here they be­come in­volved in a job that goes bad and they’re forced to con­front a dan­ger­ous crime boss who wants them dead, all the while try­ing to stay one step ahead of a re­lent­less fed­eral agent ( The Rock) who’ll stop at noth­ing to bring the gang in.

With all its heist dra­mas, fisticuffs, gun play and high speed mayhem, numero five is def­i­nitely numero two in the fran­chise peck­ing or­der and, while there’s a lit­tle too much time spent out from be­hind the wheel, the film’s action se­quences, in­clud­ing some wild book­ends, don’t dis­ap­point.

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