Gearheads across America (and worldwide, for that matter, including a few of us here at E3 Spark Plugs) have a dilemma today. Wives and girlfriends have tens of thousands of us tied to the TV for worldwide coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. It’s like a week-long chick flick. Mind you, we love our women or we wouldn’t willingly suffer through the media’s matrimonial overload with them. And we truly do wish Wills and his new bride the best. He a regular-guy kind of cool and she’s a babe. But a gearhead can only take so much. And E3 Spark Plugs has the answer: “Fast Five,” baby!
That’s right, the Vin Diesel/Dwayne Johnson-powered IMAX installment of Universal Pictures’ “The Fast and the Furious” film series hits American theater screens today. This time around, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) to pull off one last job in an attempt to get their freedom back. The team reassembles in Rio de Janeiro for their one shot at confronting the ruthless drug lord who wants them dead. Meanwhile, die-hard federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is hot on their trail. Trouble is, sometime during his strike team’s all-out assault, Hobbs gets the feeling that the lines between the good guys and the bad are blurred. Now, he’s gotta rely on his instincts to corner his prey – before someone else runs them down first.
“Fast Five” is the first of the series to be released in IMAX. It’s two hours and ten minutes of fast cars, fiery crashes, fist fights and fine women. If all that wedding watching has your testosterone levels depleted, this’ll get your swagger back.
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