Movie Review: Fast & Furious 4
This fourth installment of this franchise boasts “Original Parts” and with no THE, 2, or TOKYO DRIFTs in sight, you or shall I say we flocked to the theaters to watch it. It made over $70 million opening weekend. Which for me wasn’t hard to believe considering I was part of that $70 million and the theater I saw it in was packed to capacity. It stars four original actors from the first movie, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster, each of who reprise the roles they made famous in the original film.
This movie does not let down action wise: a perp chase, gasoline tanker theft, murder, drug trafficking, someone dangling from a window, revenge and implied and predictable (for me that is) prisoner break out.
Some aspects of the movie did drag and the movie felt a bit drawn out (its almost two hours long). But Diesel did a great job of bringing back that Dom machismo and deep voiced sexiness he gave us the first time around, which is a plus for most of the women in the audience. Walker did not disappoint as the seemingly straight-laced Brian O’Connor who struggles figuring out who he is, is he a good guy or a bad guy trying to be good as well as dealing with his job and all the duty that entails and his feelings for Dom’s little sis Mia (Jordana Brewster). Who I felt really missed out on most of the movie was Michelle Rodriguez’ character Letty, who is the Bonnie to Dom’s Clyde. Although her character inspires a lot of the action sequences and the revenge I mentioned earlier, I felt her character could have contributed more. But I wont even try to figure out how Hollywood works, although I would love to know. With the great possibility of a fifth movie on the horizon due to its stellar performance at the box office opening weekend and the fact the ending left it open as a possibility guess Hollywood knows exactly what its doing. So mine is not to guess, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
‘Til Next Time….TvN3rD OuT!!!!