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Fast & Furious

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Fast & Furious
Jaimie Trueblood

Fast & Furious

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/03/09
performer:
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez
director:
Justin Lin
distributor:
Universal
author:
Chris Morgan
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

Motorheads won’t have to wait until the Indy 500 to get their speed fix this year. After burning rubber in exotic locales like Miami and Tokyo, the Fast & Furious franchise — which left off with 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, starring Lucas Black — is set to tear up the streets of L.A. once again with a few familiar faces behind the wheel. Diesel, back for the first time since The Fast and the Furious (2001), reteams with old pals Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster for a new adventure that promises plenty of the high-octane thrills that F&F fans have come to expect from the series: crash-and-burn car stunts, white-knuckle chases…and as little dialogue as possible between them. ”I don’t think Vin would’ve come back if there weren’t enough action,” says Rodriguez, who admits that shooting the movie didn’t quite satisfy her real-life adrenaline craving. ”The ones who have all the real fun are the stunt doubles. [The producers] don’t let me do anything that’s truly life-risking. I do that stuff on my time off.”