Luckily, this is about to buck the trend!
Not only did they call back all of the original cast members from all 4 of the previous movies (that who survived at least) but also managed to add some extra big names to the already impressive list to deliver in my eyes what is an awesome movie.
There is no denying that since The Fast and the Furious came out back in 2001 I have had a thing for these movies. I love the cars, the action, the sheer greatness of the stunts and Messrs Mark Sinclair Vincent & Paul William Walker just seem to get better with age.
Fair enough, I genuinely feel they only truly shine is these movies, Sadly I don't rate Walker in much else and Vin's showing in the Pacifier was easily forgettable, luckily though he is set to come back in XXX the Return of Xander Cage later this year so look out for that one!
Then the backdrop - Rio is awesome. Fans of C.O.D will instantly recognise the Favellas as our unlikely Heroes bounce of rooftops and rip up back alleys to deliver a mind blowing, jaw dropping action flick that does not let up from start to finish.
The action is better than you can expect with chase after fight after chase taking place and the way the director draws you into the action and car chases is breathtaking.
I know movies like this never get the recognition from the Academy or Awards ceremonies but this one should. Its an all out action entertainment fest - the 2hrs flash past as quickly as the cars in it and the explosions and guns fire off more rounds, both for and against our heroes from end to end.
The comedy element is strong throughout with Roman and Tej bouncing off each other like a modern day Two Ronnie's and the subtitled Brazilians get more laughs than everyone else put together.
I could go on and on about this one but I think this is enough - For me, its got everything I love in a great movie. Normally by now I would say enough is enough but please please please, make a 6, 7 & 8 - I will keep paying!
See this if...........................................any of the previous films made you smile, this one will blow your socks off!