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News : Entertainment Jun 9, 2011 - 5:58 AM


High-octane Hollywood hit to crash onto IMAX screen

By Maritime Aquarium





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Dom (Vin Diesel) flees from the federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in a scene from the Hollywood hit “Fast Five,” opening June 10 on the giant IMAX screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
The audacious stunts in the blockbuster Hollywood hit “Fast Five” are coming onto the only screen big enough to hold them: in the IMAX Theater at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

The entertaining muscle-car heist film opens Fri., June 10 and will play at 6:30 & 9:15 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and most Sundays on the Aquarium’s six-story IMAX screen through July 3. Please note that on Sun., June 12, “Fast Five” will show at 4 & 7 p.m. Weekday shows will be offered at 6:30 p.m. June 13-16. (Call ahead to confirm times or text TMA to 71297.)

“You’ll be furious fast if you don’t see this latest adventure in the ‘Fast and Furious’ series in IMAX,” said Chris Loynd, the Aquarium’s marketing director. “The stunts are incredible, and the only way to experience them with unsurpassed clarity of image and sound is in our IMAX Theater.”

The Aquarium has the largest IMAX theater in Connecticut, with a screen that’s six stories high and eight stories wide. With crystal-clear images shown on a maximized field of view and with a 10,000-watt digital surround-sound audio system, IMAX provides the world’s most immersive movie experience. Through proprietary IMAX DMR technology, “Fast Five” has been digitally re-mastered and is now available to audiences as “the IMAX Experience®.”

This latest saga in the “Fast and Furious” franchise has ex-cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and girlfriend Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) springing Mia’s brother, Dom (Vin Diesel), from the slammer. They hide out in Rio de Janeiro, where they decide to steal from a corrupt businessman but must also deal with a hulking federal agent (Dwayne Johnson, new to the story) determined to bring Dom and Brian to justice.

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Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) must make a leap to safety in a scene from the Hollywood hit “Fast Five,” opening June 10 on the giant IMAX screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Called in to help the wanted trio are sidekicks from past installments: the gabby Roman (Tyrese Gibson), safecracker Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), ace driver Han (Sung Kang), the Dominicans Leo (Tego Calderon) and Santos (Don Omar), and glamorous Gisele (Gal Godot).

The Washington Post described Johnson’s new character as adding “chocolate to the ‘Five’ series’ peanut butter” and said the film “delivers the most entertaining ‘Fast and Furious’ adventure while also getting 2011’s summer movie season off on the right lead foot.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer loved it too, saying: “ ‘Fast Five’ delivers a ridiculously fun mix of motorized macho mayhem and multicultural bonding. With vintage muscle cars and special-purpose monster trucks, over-the-top-stunts, and a heist that makes Danny Ocean's meticulously timed takedowns look like the stuff of a preschool party game, this fourth sequel in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise is blissfully, brainlessly satisfying.”

And The Boston Globe gushed, “ ‘Fast Five’ is, so far, the most honest Hollywood movie of the year. It’s also the most fun.”

“Fast Five” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language. The Universal Pictures release is 131 minutes long.

Tickets for “Fast Five” in the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors 65+ and $9.50 for children 2-12. Maritime Aquarium members receive $1 discounts. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Aquarium’s website: www.MaritimeAquarium.org.

For more information about The Maritime Aquarium’s IMAX movies, exhibits and other offerings this spring, call (203) 852-0700 or go online to www.MaritimeAquarium.org.




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