If you are a fan of the first four films in the series, you are going to love Fast Five, which serves as a prequel to the Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift, which is the third film in the series, and Fast and Furious, which is the fourth film in the series. Here you are going to get some of your favorite characters, from all the first four films coming together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brian, Mia, Dom, are all back and working on the same side again, taking the high flying action, high speed car chases, and working their skills in Brazil.
Unlike the first four films, the movie does not really base itself on racing in the streets so much, although it does offer a fair bit of high speed car racing. But, it focuses more on the characters, what led up to the places they are currently at, and what they are looking to do in Rio. Dom, Mia, and Brian are working together again, trying to bring down the system. After the fourth film of the series, Mia and Brian have gotten Dom out of prison, and they have fled to Brazil, making their way through Rio and the other popular cities in the gorgeous country. They are stealing cars, and they get pegged with the murder of a couple of federal agents, so the law enforcement and FBI are all after them in a high speed chase through the city streets.
Joining up with other favorite characters from the first four series, including Tyrese, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Ludacris, and others, they create an elaborate plan to go through a money heist from Rio’s biggest crime boss, in a style which other critics have claimed follow that of the Ocean’s 11 movie, and the sequels which follow that series. Dwayne Johnson, however, who plays America’s biggest agent Luke Hobbs, is on their trail, and after the pursuit trying to stop them in Rio, and bring them back to the US.
The film does a great job bringing all the characters together, showing how they got to where they are, and bringing in added excitement, outside of the cars, to bring in a new addition of action to the movie. In the film Mia, who has been a favorite since the first film, also announces her pregnancy, and her and Brian’s getting back together.
Overall, the film does a great job at brining things full circle. It brings back all the favorite characters from the first four installments of the series, and works both as a prequel (since Sung Kang is in the film, and he dies in Tokyo Drift), but it also brings about a more action packed film, and higher flying action scenes, as the characters are in a whole new environment in Rio, that they have never experienced in the past. Also, at the end of the film, we get the insight that Letty, who is Dom’s ex which fans believed had passed away might have been in hiding, and she may be back for the next installment.