Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pedal to the medal


Who likes fast cars, fast women, exploding things, tough guy moments, and Vin Diesel in a tank for a whole movie?
Me, me, me, me, me, ... Okay so maybe not so excited about the last one there but I know some of you will be. "The Fast and the Furious" was a huge hit years ago when it hit the scene. It made would be stars out of Diesel, and Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez (also for some reason Jordana Brewster did not get the same love, hello, she is mad cute), and how did they thank the people who made this film when approached for a sequel? Well they all asked for insane amounts of money, and pulled diva on it. With the exception of Paul Walker, who agreed to return despite the horrid title of "2 Fast 2 Furious"... although to be fair the series has always had title trouble. "Um, so Billy what should we call this here new one, the same as the first one, oh that's brilliant we'll drop the "the""

Vin is back as Dom, with everyone, in the film that should have happened years ago. But now that everyones career has stalled and they can all take a bit of a pay cut, they're back. Dom is still robbing things in fast cars, that is until someone close to him gets offed, and then he returns for revenge. Walker is all mighty FBI man now, and his case just so happens to bring him across Dom road for vengeance. From there its fast cars, double crosses, people getting face smashed, and well everything you might expect... and I loved it.

The action movie has been a declining genre in Hollywood, so when a damn good one comes along I get excited. Vin is the best big good guy going on right now, period. When he's on he could go Arnold in his T-2 glory. As I've mentioned before Walker has a soft spot inside Boonsweet, think sick thoughts if you want to but know that is so wrong (insert wagging finger of shame). The whole cast plays the stereotypes to glorious perfection. The tough guys are tough, the bad guys are as tough, the FBI want to the right thing but can't quite stop being douches... All makes for a ninety plus minute adrenaline joy ride.

Movie scale 3.5 out of 5 stars
Action scale 4 out of 5 stars

Get your kick ass booties laced up grab some friends and go check this one out on the big screen. You will not be disappointed... :)

Boonsweet out bitches

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