**** I just want to state that I am biased towards this movie. I have liked this franchise since the very first one and have enjoyed all of them in one form or another****
Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is chasing after international criminal Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). But Shaw outsmarts Hobbs at every turn, so he decides there is only one team that has the necessary skill set to take on a man like Shaw, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). But Toretto and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) are out of the game sitting in a country with no extradition and O’Conner and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) are raising their baby boy. So how does Hobbs get Toretto and O’Conner back in the action? By showing them that Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriquez) is still alive and working for Shaw. With a simple call placed to the rest of the crew except for Rico Santos (Don Omar) and Tego Leo (Tego Calderon) all quickly assemble to help bring Letty back home and take down Shaw.
As stated I like this Franchise maybe its wishing I had the driving skills that are portrayed up on the big screen or all the sexy women they always seem to have at the races. I know a little of the excitement to be had behind the well when last year I went to one of those extreme driving courses where they show you how to spin a car and do J turns, and let me tell you it is hell a fun!
This movie is almost non stop action, extreme driving and all around great time. And the fight scenes they could have a movie alone with the fight scenes and it would be great to watch. But not to be out done is the driving, be it chasing Shaw and his baddies through London or Toretto finding the local race scene in London and going at it. And of course this ensemble fit back together perfectly from Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) always being hungry and always having to play around with things to Tej Parker (Ludacris) and his Tech knowledge and ability to acquire whatever the team needs.
One of the things Fast & Furious fans have been wondering though is where The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift fit into the franchise. Well this is answered in this movie, Tokyo Drift should really be the sixth movie in the series and this one should be number 5. Also stay during the credits for the Easter Egg, it is right after the screen goes black so you don’t have to sit all the way through to the end.
About the only negative comment I have about the movie is during the running scenes they go to the shaky cam format and I hate it. The camera is all over the place, you can’t focus on any one spot, and it makes me want to be sick. But like I said that is probably my only biggest complaint about the movie.
If you are a Fast & Furious fan you have to see this movie, there are no ifs and butts this movie ties a lot of pieces together very nicely together. If you are not a Fast & Furious fan you should become one real quick cause these movies provide you with some good entertainment, but you will be lost in the underlining story of this movie if you have not seen the prior ones.