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Fast & Furious
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07.22.2009 By: Mathew Plale
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Director:
Justin Lin

Actors:
Vin Diesel
Paul Walker
Jordana Brewster

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Enemies/partners Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) reunite to take down a heroin operation and get revenge on a friend's murder.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
What do you want to know? Yes, the cars have been Turtle Waxed to no end, the girls’ booties are jammed into tight short-shorts, and the original cast of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious are all back.

That’s how Fast & Furious was marketed. “New Model. Original Parts.” The original parts, in order of screen time: Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, still bald and sporting a tight wife beater; Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, still the most handsome member of the FBI; Jordana Brewster as Dom’s sister Mia, still eye candy for the target crowd; and Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, still…I don’t know actually, but she’s killed off in the first 15 minutes.

There is a lot of VROOM VROOM and CRUNCH CRUNCH packed into these 107 minutes, and something about a drug cartel and revenge over Letty’s death. But that’s--HA!--all plot, and so who gives a damn, right? What you want to know is if the cars are, um, fast and furious. And the answer is yes. And if that’s all it takes for you to hoot and holler at the screen, then you’re set. Click ‘X’, hop into your souped-up CRX (now with spoiler!), pop this baby into your DVD player, and shoot me an e-mail afterwards to tell me how st00pid I am and how “fugly” my 2001 Ford Taurus is.

But let me get my final say in: Fast & Furious is so dumb that the writers had to drop two “The”s from the franchise’s title so its audience could read the poster. True.
THE EXTRAS
Feature Commentary with Director Justin Lin: Lin, who directed Tokyo Drift, shares his insights into the production and gives a surprisingly listenable track. Fans will dig it.

Gag Reel (5:01): Plenty of flubbed lines and giggling here, but not worth sitting through.

Fans should be aware that there is also a "Two-Disc Special Edition," which contains eight featurettes, a music video, a Vin Diesel-directed short, and trailers. The Blu-ray holds all of that plus a Digital Copy.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Fast & Furious has its built-in audience, and I am admittedly not in that crowd. So if you want to own it, go for it. But be aware that there are two better editions of the movie out there (a 2-Disc DVD and a Blu-ray).
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