Pin It
Favourite

Fast & Furious 

Diesel seems bored, too much CGI, and like most comebacks the inspiration is lost.

Fast & Furious is the third sequel to The Fast and the Furious. For part five, they should remove the “&,” drop the vowels, and replace the “S”s with “5”s. As this one is being sold as the reunion film, it carries a problem of most comebacks. The inspiration is lost. The first movie had a young energy to it. This one is slower and less sure of itself. Justin Lin returns as franchise director, having shot third installment Tokyo Drift. But trying to go back to the original roots, he doesn’t match the neon-colours-at-night look that made the Rob Cohen original vibrant. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return as pals on opposite sides of the law. Sort of. I’m not sure how Brian O’Connor (Walker) has a job with the FBI, as he’s never shown much responsibility at law enforcement. Diesel’s criminal gear-head Dom struggles to do the right thing, after his girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is murdered. Diesel has never appeared so bored in a movie, and the two stars haven’t the chemistry together that the movie anticipates. There’s too much CGI in the race and chase sequences, which defies the reason people are interested in seeing them. The movie and characters are distastefully unfazed by civilian casualties, which is not par for this series. The tone is too witless and generic for the extravagance of some of the stunts. And following the “drifting” gimmick of Tokyo Drift, this time the big thing with the cars is that they have GPS. The marketable edge that defined The Fast and the Furious has now just been replaced with a marketable brand name.

Fast & Furious
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 106 min. · 2009
User Rating:
Official Site: www.fastandfuriousmovie.net
Director: Justin Lin
Writer: Chris Morgan
Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz and Laz Alonso

Trailer


Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Fast & Furious

Pin It
Favourite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Mark Palermo

Survey Asks

What use would you like to see for the old Spring Garden Road library?

  • Acadian cultural centre
  • Municipal archive and museum
  • Bulldoze it and make a park
  • Let it rot
  • None of the above

View Results

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 12
August 17, 2017

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2017 Coast Publishing Ltd.