Director: Justin Lin
If you like fast cars and reckless races, this is the film for you. "The Fast and the Furious" saga is back for the fourth time. Maybe this is the reason everything in this film seems so familiar. The latest instalment features the same actors, the same plot, and the same L.A.
Nevertheless, director Justin Lin has made sure that the eyes of the audience are glued to the screen, trying not to lose the thread of the fast swirling mixture of hot people going crazy about hot supersonic cars and driving recklessly under the hot Californian/Mexican sun.
"The Fast and the Furious" reunites the cast from the very first film of the series, including Vin Diesel (starring as Dom Toretto). It revives Michelle Rodriguez from the land of forgotten stars, only for her character Letty Ortiz, Dom's girlfriend, to be killed in the beginning.
But that makes for further developments as Dom, now an acclaimed criminal, leaves the safe shelter of the Caribbean and goes to Los Angeles to seek revenge. His sister (Jordana Brewster) and former policeman turned street racer turned FBI agent Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) help him chase down the Braga criminal organization, also responsible for Letty's murder among a slew of other offenses.
Of course everything is sorted out by an adrenaline-charged hardcore muscle car race, presented almost as the modern world's answer to a medieval knight fight, which is nothing compared with the dozens of mind blowing vehicles and staggering action packed near-mythical street life.
Not much is left to say about this movie aside from the cars. The plot is primitive, but stronger than the storyline of the previous three films of the franchise 's it delivers at least a fair amount of brilliant action sequences. To like this movie, you have to like at least one of the two main themes in the film 's racing cars or hot girls. This apparently forms a big enough group to make "The Fast and the Furious" one of the most commercially successful films of the year in just one weekend.
Now showing in Lithuania and Latvia; from April 10 in Estonia