Movie Review: Fast & Furious
Prinz Lee wrote this review 5 years and 6 months ago
PL's Archive: Written April 4, 2011
Spawned with new looks, thrills and faces, oddly enough something about this film kept me watching. To be honest it wasn’t for its dynamic character driven approach or its plot or its academy award winning performances, but more on the level of it’s edginess of surrealism, Latino based flavoring, cool car chasing effects, hero vs. villain vs. neutral urban war games and the intensity of ultimate hetero sexuality that oozed with so much passion. All this jammed into a ball of shock and aw-like attitude kept my interest afloat, as I’m sure with many movie goers this weekend will and for the next few to come. As I sat there giving myself to this particular piece, it dawned on me how much work went into this in order to over shadow the success of the first one, and (to make/help us forget?) the other failures. Okay, it’d be a bit harsh to call the others failures as they kind of left a mark, but you get what I’m saying. Rehashing the original cast, director Justin Lin and writer Christ Morgan made the attempt of forcefully letting the audience know this would be the actual REAL sequel. If I would have been told years ago this franchise would still exist today, I wouldn’t have believed It. I will never understand why such a successful piece would have been ignored by the original dirty rotten scoundrels, but seeing as their choices in career moves didn’t fare out too well, it’s pretty safe to say desperate people do desperate things and Vin, Paul, Michelle and Jordana must have been very desperate and they should thank their lucky stars. Left open to personal assumption, it seems like Universal executives are looking to enjoy a pretty long ride which may seem fast and furious as it’s landed and might perform a possible hostile take over this weekend at the box office.
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