Fast and Furious – Movie Review


The Fast and the Furious franchise is back on the big screen with more nitrous powered fun, with cars, guns, cops and family.  In this the 4th movie in the ever popular series the main cast of the original movie are re united.  Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez all back in the driving seat for the first time since The Fast and the Furious.

The story this time once again starts with Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner, working again as a cop to chase down Toretto while at the same time them both having to work together to avenge a death.  Justin Lin is back as the director after Tokyo Drift and has managed to create a sharp and stylish looking movie that is full of nice visual touches and flair.  The story in the Fast and the Furious however is not that good with a rather formulaic plot that doesn’t make the most of reuniting the cast from the first Fast and Furious movie, the main struggle and friendship between Torretto and O’Conner still exists, and Mia could have been developed to become a more interesting character in the movie rather than just a face we recognize.

The Fast and Furious isn’t a bad movie, it’s not a good movie and it’s not a great movie, it’s just an average movie that doesn’t bring anything new and doesn’t really develop any of the characters.  Will we see a fifth movie? Possibly, would I watch it?  Possibly i would.   Fast and Furious at the end of the day is actually stylish and superficial along with being fast and furious, forget the old brain cells just sit back and enjoy the action.