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Published:April 12th, 2009 10:00 EST
Fast & Furious Review: How Bad Is It?

Fast & Furious Review: How Bad Is It?

By Garrett Godwin

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are back in the driver`s seat in Fast & Furious, the latest installment of the popular film franchise that recently won the top spot at the box office race last weekend with $72.5 million -- the biggest opening so far this year. 
Brian O`Connor (Walker) is back on the right side working for the FBI, but ex-girlfriend Mia (Jordana Brewster) asks him if he`s a good guy pretending a bad guy or a bad guy pretending to be a good guy; the answer will be revealed at the end.  Meanwhile, her brother, Brian`s old friend and racing rival Dominic Toretto (Diesel) is still the most wanted man on wheels, as he`s hiding out in Mexico.  But a death close to home forces him to return to the States, and his investigation leads him to a drug kingpin: the same one Brian`s tracking.  Despite what has happened in the past, these men has speed to burn when they reluctantly join forces, as this time, they`re on a race for justice.
Fast & Furious marks the first time original stars Walker, Diesel, Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez all appear.  Though technically this is the fourth sequel, this film is more like number three (remember The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift?) yet it is a true follow-up, as it is eight years later following the 2001 summer blockbuster.  Fast & Furious can definitely get your motor running because it is packed with action and nonstop car chases from beginning to end.  Brewster and Rodriguez serves as the eye candy pit crew/backup drivers, but it is Walker and Diesel`s race throughout the film, which renew their status not only as kings of the roads, but also action heroes.
Fast & Furious is still burning rubbers in theatres right now.