Posted on 4/29/11 06:58 AM
The "Fast and the Furious" franchise always seems to surprise with each one. Vin Diesel returning in the last movie helped the franchise, but sometimes it does sway away from the original idea, which was street racing. You can only do so much street racing that you have to find other elements for criminals to take.
Vin Diesel plays the anti-hero role well, not just in this film but in XXX and as Riddick. He is an outlaw, but one you do root for because there are times he makes the right decision. The scene I was looking forward to the most was the fight scene between Vin & The Rock. The Rock played that gung ho bounty hunter/federal agent down pat. He was not acting like a WWE star, he acted like a man on a mission, tough and did not take no for an answer and was determined.
The plot and stunts are a bit crazy, no one can survive a jump from a car off a cliff and land in water and live to tell the tale. Also how they stole the bank vault and raced through Rio De Janerio taking out everything was crazy and unrealistic, but these movies are that way and its easy to accept that. Again, don't try these stunts at home.
It was also nice to see other characters from the other movies in it, kind of pays tribute to the other films.
Also the women looked great as well. Jordana Brewster was sexy looking (cmon the girls mom only graced the cover of SI in 1978) the former Miss Isreal was hot and even Thor's wife was hot as a Brazilian Cop.
Cars, action, speed and women, what more can guys ask for in this movie. Fun good time at the movie, these movies always are surprisingly fun.