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½ September 17, 2016
Another entry into this energetic franchise is at this rate another collision of tiresomeness.
½ September 16, 2016
Fast & Furious(2009)
Starring: Vin Disel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiez, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Jack Conley, Shea Whigham, Liz lapria, Sung Kang, Don Omar, Brandon T. Jackson, and Mousa Kraish
Directed By: Justin Lin
New Model. Original Parts.
These movies may be fast but they need to catch up and that's exactly what they started doing with this one. Not to mention it has a perfect title Fast & Furious, this should have been the third film to be released instead of Tokyo Drift. Tokyo Drift was jus utterly terrible.
When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And the two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.
The opening sequence of the film was amazing it was like a heist where they were getting on a cargo to steal some( well to be honest I don't what they were trying to get) but right when they complete that mission soon someone dies and that causes a great dispute for Don Tretto.
The performances from the cast like Vin Disel, he isn't great but he isn't bad he's just good. Michelle Rodriguez is the weakest of the cast and was barely in the movie so I guess that was good and Paul Walker was good. But everyone else was terrible.
The direction from Justin Lin was better this time around I felt like with Tokyo Drift he was more up for shining flashy cars at you in bad ass racing.
Fast & Furious is a step up in the series it's got some good acting, great action sequences but falls short with some bad acting and an uninteresting plot that falls flat. Fast & Furious gets a two and a half out of five.
August 28, 2016
it is a awesome movie
½ August 21, 2016
Not much in the areas of acting or plot. But it was fun in its own way. It makes me want to drive fast, except I don't want to die. The tunnels were kinda lame though. CGI?
August 18, 2016
While not a truly remarkable film, Fast & Furious's great performances from its cast and amazing action sequences (especially that first one at the beginning of the film) more than compensate for the film's lack of originality.
July 24, 2016
Eh boy le capitaine bonhomme toi ! Le gars des vues est dans le jus avec ces films-là. Tout de-même divertissant !
July 22, 2016
The Fast and Furious franchise has finally managed to match the quality of its first instalment, largely due to the old cast returning, less street racing, and once again, good direction from Lin.
July 10, 2016
Fast and Furious is nothing other than a forgettable action film that seems to take itself a bit too seriously.
July 1, 2016
Waste of fucking time lol
½ June 29, 2016
Loved it, Good action and car chases and a good way to bring the franchise back to life, The series has come so far that they have gone past street races and done up cars they're still in the film but they're not the main highlights of the film, A must watch action film.
Super Reviewer
June 20, 2016
Paul Walker's character gets a job again with the FBI, but now has to get Vin Diesel to help take down a heroin importer. The writer/director team that made Tokyo Drift come back for this one and it's not much better. Luckily this time they have a few actors/characters from the original story to use, not like it helps. Paul Walker just doesn't get that if you suck at acting, you might want to take some lessons. But then again, after every one of these flicks that gets made, he's pointing and laughing at all of us all the way to the bank.
Super Reviewer
June 3, 2016
Fast & Furious exists in the awkward between space of the franchise. After it actually had anything to do with racing to engage the car-fans, but before it got over the top fun to engage the action-fans. The result is thoroughly underwhelming. Better than Tokyo Drift, but still rubbish.
May 14, 2016
Much more enjoyable than the previous 2 films in the series.
May 2, 2016
The biggest thing that makes this movie good is the fact that it's the sequel to the first movie that we've been waiting for, and may have even wanted. It's the same director and writer of Tokyo Drift, which shows why it's still not great. But in the end, it's good enough, and elevated so much by the fact that it actually feels like part of the series!
½ April 29, 2016
Excellent recharge to a series that was losing momentum
April 28, 2016
Have loved all the fast and the furious movies and this one looks lke a good continuing of tokio drift
April 11, 2016
Love this series. Great to see the old gang back together.
March 6, 2016
A pretty mediocre Action film
February 28, 2016
The formula to ensure box office success for an action sequel: 1. Restoring the hard bodied draw card actors from the original, (no matter how atrocious their acting abilities) check. 2. Inject copious amounts sex appeal (straight, lesbian, try-sexual or fetish) check. 3. Purposefully orchestrate longer and more dangerous action sequences (irrespective of storyline) check, and 4. Tie up all the loose ends from flopped franchisee predecessors (even when one was completely unrelated) check.

"New Model. Original Parts" is the remarkably apt tag for the horrendously lazy titled and predictably senseless high-octane fourth (technically third, storyline placement wise) installment to the 2001 B-movie sensation "Fast and the Furious".

Although Director Justin Lin (Tokyo Drift) is still flogging the same redundant fishtailing cinematography his marketing perspective to combat diminishing box office results excels. Crucially coaxing back bulky muscle-head Vin Diesel, washed-up pretty boy Paul Walker, wild-child firecracker Michelle Rodriguez and amber-skinned hottie Jordana Brewster Lin has ensured high re venue and further sequels.

Set shortly after film number one, the rollercoaster action sequence kicks off in Dominican Republic. Fugitive ex-con Dominic Toretto (Diesel) along with his "20% angel, 80% devil" girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodrigez) lead a rag tag team of hot rod drivers continuing their high speed big-rig hijackings in a perilous attempt to rob a gigantic oil tanker.

The aftermath of this nitro-charged fiasco is sure to bring down the Fed's on Toretto's escapades. In an attempt to protect his love; Dom leaves Letty, who returns home where she gets caught up in the wrong underground cartel.

Meanwhile, newly reinstated FBI agent Brian O'Conner (Walker) is crashing into crowds and leaping rooftops chasing a low level crim who holds key information on the elusive kingpin to LA largest narcotics traffic.

The convenient necessity for hiring illegal street racers to transport highly protected drug-lord Braga's (John Ortiz) illegal loads across international borders aids in buster Brian and badass Dom's unrelated infiltration into the syndicate.

However, their reignited feud is quickly replaced with an unwavering camaraderie once they realize as soon as packages are delivered and drivers literally outlive their usefulness, they are disposed off.

Ultimately, both men are out for revenge. Past betrayals are set aside to take down their mutual enemy. Efforts to clear Dom's name and vindicate Brian's actions will take them back behind the wheel of their roaring nos-injected exotic muscle machines pushing everything to the limits.

To outmaneuver there shared adversary enlist the willing assistance of Dom's sister and Brian's jilted old flame Mia (Brewster) and hot under-the-hood for Dom but sadly not the perfect woman, Braga's right hand Gisele (series newcomer Gal Gadot)

The superfluously romantic and moral plot with the schematic hero, anti-hero and villain is not only tired but a direct rehash of number one. Although visually you can see the progression of technology in the last 8 years (especially during the racing sequences and customized GPS graphics) by no means does it live up to escalated expectations.

Showcasing an elevated subculture with its seductively alluring adrenaline-charged tribal battlefield of endless and outlawed nocturnal street parties is superficially exploited.

Doing little to dispel assumptions of its predecessors this film shamelessly exhibits unrealistically proportioned and scantily clad supermodels prancing around to instantly outdated hip hop music debating muscle vs. imports which apparently carries its own rituals, values, dress code and lingo.
(Oh come on, this is so tired)

Choking to life this exhausted cliché fest of hollow cringle-worthy dialogue, erratic and incoherent blurred CGI cuts, recycled lingo (I know you stole Getto Smurf from "Gone in 60 seconds") and overly corporate sponsored advert of a film lacks any intensity or integrity but is a wonderful conduit to escapism.

With its distinct lack of characterization and back-story, movie makers are lucky to have a strong inbuilt fan base. Newbie's, it might be worth going and renting the original first and Tokyo drift, Then you might be able to catch some interweaved references. ""I hear they're doing some pretty crazy stuff over in Tokyo." (Wink, wink).

The Verdict: Calling all pubescent testosterone laden want-to-be 16 year old street racers, this movie is your mantra. Remember to keep in mind, women like that are simply a part of your imagination, similar to that of the plot line to this story.

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 24/04/2009
February 26, 2016
I expected more, even though the first three had no reason to make me feel that way. It has some genuinely exciting scenes and is perfectly acceptable for anyone who is willing to leave their brain at the door. Still easily my least favorite of the series because I feel like nothing particularly relevant happens, it's mostly a setup for the next one.
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