There is plenty of proof that Hollywood is all about money, and just one example of that is the fact that they're making another Fast and the Furious movie, idiotically titled Fast Five.
Despite the last few Fast and the Furious movies being somewhat fun but ultimately pointless and forgettable (I still really dig the first one), at least they're making an attempt to freshen up things with Fast Five. A lot of familiar faces from the franchise are returning, including Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris. We also have some new (heavily-muscled) blood thrown in the mix, in the form of Dwayne Johnson.
Clearly the plot of these Fast & Furious movies aren't all that important and certainly aren't what fans flock to the theaters for. But all movies need a plot and we finally get a look at the official one for Fast Five today.
Take a look at the official synopsis for below:
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail.
Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first.
Maybe it's not the most imaginative plot in the world, but at least it's taking things in an interesting direction. I really dig the addition of Dwayne Johnson as an agent who apparently never fails at his job (he looks badass in the set photos we posted last month).
[caption id="attachment_72708" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="Dwayne Johnson on set of 'Fast Five"][/caption]
Will Brian (Walker) and Dom (Diesel) have finally met their match with Johnson's Luke Hobbs? I would like for there to be a real sense of danger that they might not get out of this one alive, or at least without being in handcuffs. [SPOILER ALERT!] Even when Diesel ended up in handcuffs at the end of the last movie, Walker and his fast-driving buddies busted him out while he was in transit! That doesn't exactly inspire confidence that any reprimanding will be permanent...
Hopefully with the welcome addition of Johnson and a somewhat refreshing plot Fast Five will be the best installment so far...maybe.
Fast Five speeds into theaters on June 10th, 2011.