I liked the fact that it had a large part of the original cast. Star Wars, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future are the only exceptions that have worked in the past because there's an on-going story line. In my opinion it's acting, story, plot, special effects are the best of the series so far and almost makes it stand out as a respectable movie. Minutes later, we learn of Letty's murder which in turn basically sets the tone for the rest of the movie as Diesel sets off on an all out rampage to even the score. The Blu-ray case is nothing unique. He's moved from town to town with his divorced mother, and getting into problems with the law, before finding himself in Southern California.
The chemistry between the three leads Diesel, Walker and Brewster is the strongest it's been yet, and I would dare to call several of the scenes 'moving' as a result. Walker acts within his ability. Diesel and Walker try but they always seem to be a couple wheels short of competing with the four-wheel drive. Front and spine text is embossed. Anyone who's ever been a fan of the Fast and the Furious series will absolutely need to go see this on the big screen. Both Twinkie and Han serve as guides or mentors to Sean, as he becomes more familiar with Japan, school, drifting, and its associated group.
In trouble with the law yet again, Sean finds himself moving to Japan, for reasons that aren't particularly clear. Let's not even get started on the two that followed. Discs are housed on their own spindle leafs. And wouldn't you know that driving plays a big part in Braga's whole smuggling operation so both Brian and Dom team up, amidst some trust issues, to bring down the drug cartel. Tokyo Drift was a good film. Sean, a 'dude' who loves to race at high speeds for no apparent reason, is sent to Tokyo to live with his military dad and ends up being drawn to the racing circuit again, witnessing a new style of race called 'drift' as seen in Need For Speed Underground, to those that don't know.
Bottom line Go see it. Vin Deisel is back as Dominic Toretto. Will it spark interest in the vendor-sponsored cars? At least its original, I guess. Both actors do what they can. The love interest does well as eye candy.
Outside the car is a different matter though. And film director, Justin Lin did an great job getting his vision to film. Unlike other particular American films, the culture of Japan was portrayed in a positive light. Well, it is, the casual viewer can detect a plothole or two from even reading those two lines. I will admit that no-one looks for a good plot in a Fast and the Furious movie, but still, the less said, the better.
That's really about it with the obvious exception of the Mustang. While the original film was entertaining, it was never a good movie by any means. For all you Paul Walker haters out there he did a good job as well. In parts of the movie it almost makes you want to leave your seat and cheer. An elegantly glossy slip box houses the discs.
Finally, there are two notable cameos in this film among others. The movie is full of everything you expect from the franchise: Nice cars, great racing, hot women and hot guys to suit everyone's taste This movie has great action sequences as well. Anyway, I had the opportunity to see this movie yesterday. Artwork is carried over and the inner print delivers brief synopses and credit boxes for each film. The three cameos in the film were well placed, though a bit campy at the very end. Which is saying a lot for the way the economy is right now. With that said, it's actually pretty entertaining, and isn't all that bad.
Included are Launch 2:46 , Fights 1:29 , Stunts 2:05 , Fast Cars 1:52 , Locations 1:35 , and Family 2:35. I enjoyed this film and was surprised. The final confrontation, for me, is pretty good to watch, but only arouses the senses once in a while. If they make a 5th one I'll be first in line to see it too. Time didn't drag though, which is a clear sign that The Fast and Furious is indeed quite watchable, despite its other pre-eminent faults. Yeah, this is the one of those film series people will hate before seeing.