This is definitely the best Fast and Furious movie since the original; I just can’t stand the characters played by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Director Justin Lin comes up with a couple of great sequences, the best being a train chase that ends with Diesel and Walker taking a long drop off of a bridge. The scene is a stunner—but you saw most of it in the trailers. The story is a dud, and when a film is 130 minutes long, the story matters, even in a brain-dead action pic. I didn’t hate this one; I actually almost liked it. Now get rid of Diesel and Walker, and make the story about The Rock (a newcomer to the series), and we will all have better times. A note to Jordana Brewster: You are way too skinny, and looking a little like Maria Shriver these days. Eat something, please.
Director: Justin Lin
Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell, Amanda Lewis, Samantha Vincent and Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Tego Calderón, Don Omar, Joaquim de Almeida, Elsa Pataky, Michael Irby, Fernando Chien, Alimi Ballard and Yorgo Constantine
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