Bit of a spoiler for those of you who didn't bother to sit through the credits at the end of FAST FIVE. Surprise, Letty isn't dead. Even though we totally saw her blow up in FAST & FURIOUS. I guess it's like Star Trek, where no one ever dies. Maybe this is Letty's twin sister Betty, who's also a thief and stuff. It's funny, I was watching the original FAST & THE FURIOUS the other day. Comparing that first one to the latest movie, the extent of this franchise's evolution over the years becomes obvious. Back in the day, it was just a goofy action movie about street racers. 10 years later it's become this strange conglomeration of FAST & FURIOUS meets BORNE IDENTITY meets OCEAN'S 11. I guess they've got to keep it interesting and evolving. Even the actors have become more intense. Vin Diesel back in the daylooks positively puny compared to the bulked up version he's become. Similarly, Michelle Rodriguez was totally adorable as the original Letty - moody and pissed, but adorable. That was a long time ago, though. The adorable Letty seems to have given way to more moody and pissed. Granted, these characters have been through a lot. They're older, perhaps a bit more beat up by life. I still kind of miss the original Letty.
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