Fast & Furious

9 April 2009 at 12:21 am (Celebrity, Entertainment, Movies) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )


New model. Original parts.

All brawn, no brains. While, Fast & Furious isn’t the smartest movie in theatres right now, that doesn’t mean its any less deserving of being called a great flick. If you want cars, racing, action, eye candy and speed then this is for you. It doesn’t disappoint in those areas and I personally enjoyed it thoroughly, from top to bottom. And, clearly many other people did as well given that it had a North American opening weekend of $72.5 million.

Fast & Furious takes place after 2 Fast 2 Furious and before Tokyo Drift. I’m not sure of the exact time line but it ties things together and while the way the movies were released are out of order its not hard to understand what happened. From the amazingly action filled and tense opening scene to the closing credits you’ll stay sitting on the edge of your seat. Very rarely are there “calm” and “relaxed” scenes.

Let’s talk plot summary. The film opens with very sexy fugitive Dominic Torreto making the decision to leave his crew as he learns that the FBI is closing in on him. He flees to Panama, leaving behind his partner, Han, played by Sung Kang and his girlfriend, Letty, played by a buff Michelle Rodriguez. After living in Panama for a while he gets a dreaded call to learn that his beloved Letty has been murdered and without fail he heads back to the U.S.  The movie then shifts to dreamy Paul Walker as he resumes his role as clean cut FBI’er Brian O’Connor working to bring down drug smuggling kingpin, Arturo Braga.  Following a lead, he ends up making it into a Braga-run street race set up for testing drivers. The prize? The winner of the race earns a coveted spot driving on Braga’s team. I won’t spoil who wins the race, so let’s move on. We see our unconventional heroes put aside their past to work together to avenge Letty’s death and bring the ruthless Braga to justice.  The pace of the movie races through mountain tunnels connecting the border US/Mexico border and the busy streets of LA, complete with passenger vehicles and pedestrians.

Unlike, the 3rd flick, Tokyo Drift, this movie does have a decent, albeit, no brainer plot. There aren’t any deep twists but the movie is enjoyable and the two main players will be easy on the eyes – at least for the women. That’s not to say the men will be left out. Jordana Brewster reprises her role as Brian’s ex-girlfriend and Dom’s loving sister, Mia. Also, eye candy for the men comes in the form of gorgeous Gisele played by newcomer Gal Gadot.

At the end of the day, the movie isn’t one that will leave you fulfilled or full of wonder – lol. But you will probably leave the theatre hyper and anxious to push the speed limit on your way home. It’s a good movie. I liked it and the time length for the kind of movie it was, was on point. I’d even recommend it for a date. Even if your girl isn’t into cars and racing she’ll probably like it for the male cast as well as the subtle love storyline between Dom and Letty.  And of course the reasons guys will love it, is obvious.

Fast & Furious is in theatres now.


3 out of 5 stars.

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3 Comments

  1. Mz. Fenyx said,

    I went out and saw it today. I absolutely loved it. It actually makes me want to watch Tokyo Drift again. *ponders on going to the movie store*

    *thumbs up*

  2. Kimberly | Fast & Furious 4 Movie Fan said,

    Can you provide more information on this? I have been searching high and low, trying to get some really solid details. Thanks!

  3. AnnaHopn said,

    Where are you from? Is it a secret? 🙂
    AnnaHopn

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