Toronto – God, this movie was so stupid, I feel dumber for having watched it. As you probably know by now, Fast and Furious is the 4th movie in the FNF installation – the twist this time is that this movie features all four of the original actors – Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. So I guess for all you fans of FNF 2 and FNF 3, you will be disappointed to find that there’s no Tyrese or that kid from American Gothic.
The plot of this is really irrelevant, as this movie is really an attempt to reboot the floundering careers of these four actors involved. After the initial hype of the first one, you would figure that one of them would be on the way to big things …unfortunately, Vin Diesel decided to do movies like XXX and the Pacifier, Michelle Rodriguez decided to DUI on JJ Abrams and Paul Walker..well, he’s Paul Walker. I don’t know what happened to Jordana Brewster either. IMDB says she’s on Chuck. Yay.
Here are some notes about the movie in point form..
- I think Michelle Rodriguez has a contract where she dies in everything she’s a part of..not a spoiler. Revenge is pretty much the premise of this movie
- Paul Walker seems more intent on patching his friendship with Vin Diesel then patching his relationship with Jordana Brewster, whom he was supposedly in love with..Hello?!?!? I guess this movie is very high on the bromance..the long gazes, the subtle notes of satisfaction, it’s almost Tom Cruise/Val Kilmeresque
- How desperate is the FBI for agents? I mean, Paul Walker’s character is a hooorrrible FBI Agent, I can’t believe an agency would allow an agent to let a federal criminal go, commit crimes, assault fellow coworkers and consistently disobeys orders.
- How stupid is Paul Walkers character for continually doing stupid things at work when clearly he’s on his last legs as an agent?
- The bad guys in this movie make no sense. Why would they hire wanted criminals to carry transport their goods? I would think of a less conspicuous approach
WHERE ARE THE ASIANS! This is import racing! We are like, the forefathers of this shit. You wouldn’t make an inner city movie without black kids, why would u do an import movies without AZNS. Russell Wong disapproves.
I guess this movie was not suppose to be a smart movie, but its hard to overlook so many things. The action scenes weren’t even that good and Jordana Brewster spent the entire movie looking like she spent one too many hours in the tanning salon, which is a shame, since she was really cute in the first movie.