"Fast Five" is the latest entry in the speed crazy franchise that began with the first "The Fast and the Furious" movie. It's full of the usual rowdy stunts, pulse-pounding chase scenes and car crashes. And it all takes place in colorful Rio de Janeiro with lots of beautiful women in skimpy outfits.
But even if you like mindless action thrillers, it's best to check your brain at the door of this one. The wild action sequences are nifty but defy logic and the laws of physics. The plot has gaping holes so big you could drive a Hummer through them. Buffed muscle stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson face off in a predictable cops-and-robbers caper that's all been done before.
The story relies on ridiculous developments that could never happen in real life. But fans of this series won't care about these shortcomings. They come for the high octane feast of speed, fist fights and shoot-outs. They will not be disappointed by the demolition derby that fills the screen.