Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Same Cast, Shorter Title

There were three movies in the The Fast and the Furious series, but to really amp up the testosterone — not to mention the fast-ness and furiosity — something just had to change. So, the series got a reboot and now we have Fast & Furious, a car culture film starring the same cast as the first film, but without all those pesky The's in the title. (The 'and' also became an ampersand.)

What's the new movie about? Well, plot, schmot. There's drugs, money, revenge, and, um, fast cars. Do you really need to know more? There are a few good car chases, some hot women (including the smokin' Jordana Brewster), some skanky women too, some bad dialogue, more car chases ... and that's about it. Oh, yeah, and if you're into that kind of thing, plenty of big, muscled Vin Diesel to distract you. F&F isn't bad, but the bar's not exactly high here. This is a decent dumb fun movie, and it could have been a lot worse. So I'm giving F&F a C+.



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