“Fast 5” is part action movie part Looney Tune.
And by that I mean 25 percent Sylvester Stallone and 75 percent Chuck Jones/Bob Clampett.
The scene where Paul Walker and Vin Diesel ride a car off a hundred-foot cliff and into a river? The director might as well had them hit solid ground with a Wile E. Coyote dust cloud then cut to a scene of the two of them lying slightly flattened on a dry desert floor that’s sporting a few new cracks and fissures.
It would not have been too far out of place for this movie.
There are more absurdities per minute in “Fast 5” than in the last Austin Powers movie.
Ordinarily, that should sink an action movie, but here it’s strangely entertaining.
The film isn’t deliberately winking at the audience like a Roger Moore James Bond film. It’s not the...