Fast & Furious (2009)

2013 #86
Justin Lin | 102 mins | TV | 16:9 | USA / English | 12 / PG-13

Fast & FuriousSome say this is the worst of the series, and I think I agree. 2 Fast 2 Furious has a stupid name and Tokyo Drift is almost a direct-to-DVD cheapo, but they embrace their trashy roots and are kinda fun.

#4 takes itself too seriously as a revenge/drug-smuggling thriller. There’s only the occasional uninspiring driving sequence, many featuring CGI that looks straight out of a computer game — and not even a computer game now, but a computer game back when the film was made.

The tagline — “New model. Original parts.” — was very neat, but is also the best thing here.

2 out of 5

This review is part of the 100 Films Advent Calendar 2013. Read more here.

In the interests of completing my ever-growing backlog, I decided to post ‘drabble reviews’ of some films. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a drabble is a complete piece of writing exactly 100 words long.

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