This review originally appeared on Reel Film News (www.reelfilmnews.com)
Good summer movies keep you watching the screen while just blowing your mind with the sweeping special effects that make you ask yourself…how did they do that? They’re usually called “popcorn” flicks because you just keep sitting there shoveling popcorn into your mouth while never looking down. And considering most summer movie blockbusters are sequels, it takes a lot to bring back the same audience, as well as increase the audience’s attendance to the franchise. And the best way to do that is to take what’s successful and work on that and reinvent yourself to appeal to a broader audience. Fast Five does just that.