Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Thoughts on Fast Five

If it wasn't for the fact that it was the debut feature of the reopened Humber Cinema, I would have likely skipped this fifth entry in the Fast and the Furious series, like I did with the previous four films.  That said, I can at least say that I was at least able to understand who everybody was and what was going on without too much knowledge about what happened before.

In fact, this film seems to be a bit more of a heist film than the previous entries, which was a bit more up my alley than straight-forward street racing plot.

For me the best part of the film was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the federal agent after the main characters and it was always a joy whenever he was on screen.

For a film I wasn't particularly interested in, I still found myself somewhat entertained and it definitely worked somewhat as a mindless action flick.

7/10

My Return to the Humber Cinema

The Reopened Humber Cinema
Today was the big day. Eight years ago this July, I went to see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen at the Humber Cinema, not knowing that it would be the final film I see at the theatre before Cineplex Odeon unceremoniously boarded the doors.

Fast forward to today. An entrepreneur named Rui Pereira, who previously resurrected the nearby Kingsway Theatre, made it his goal to bring the Humber - the last remaining of the five original Odeon theatres - back to its former glory.

The theatre finally reopened this weekend, showing Fast Five, and here is the story of my return to the Humber Cinema.