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Fast Furious Nice Wrap To The Series

Reviewing: Universal Pictures Fast & Furious  |  Rating:
By Kenneth Cox on
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Fast & Furious (PG-13, 107 minutes) reconnects with the original film of the popular series with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is brought back into the scene (after a not so entertaining trip to Toyko for the last installment of this franchise, there is a reason Vin Diesel bailed) when Letty is found dead in her car with a bullet in her brain. Dominic is set on vengeance, but to get the information he needs to find those responsible, he must participate in a street race. Brian O'Connor (Walker) is now an FBI agent assigned to track down a drug lord named Arturo Braga. Now the plot is set and we're off. The action is fast paced and the plot is sustainable and explainable enough to hold interest and for the average viewer to know what the heck is going on. It's also a nice end to the series (fingers crossed since some film series seem to not know when to quit. I'm talking to you Indiana Jones.) Overall, Fast & Furious more than makes up for the disappointing "Tokyo Road." Vin Diesel is no Bruce Willis or Harrison Ford, but he never claimed to be and he's in just about as fine acting form as he gets in this time around. Does it offer anything new to the genre? Nope. Is it worth the trip to the theater? Sure.