The Fast and the Furious
Synopsis: They've got the adrenaline rush and the mean machines, but most of all, they've go the need for speed.
On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny tran (Rick Yune) are the boldest, the baddest and the best. But now, there's new rage on the road. They know he's tough, they know he's fast, but what they don't know is that he's a speed demon detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner.
Rating: PG-13 for Violence, Sexual Content, and language.
Run Time:1 Hour 47 Minutes
Director: Rob Cohen
Dvd Extra's: Eight camera stunt sequence, Interactive special effects, visual effects montage, Racer X, The Making Of, Commentary with director Rob Cohen, Featurette on editing for MPAA, Deleted scenes, Storboards, DVD-Rom freatures, Music videos, Theatrical trailer, Languages: English and Francais.
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: Working titles for the movie included "Racer X", "Redline" and "Race Wars".
Recommendations: From Paris With Love
I have always liked this film, even if it does have a few plot holes. The story follows an under cover cop that is trying to get into the street racing scene to be able to figure out who inside the scene is responsible for hijacking semi-trucks full of expensive cargo. He figures the best way into the scene is to go right to the top and befriend Dom who is played by Vin Diesel. It was not long and things get complicated pretty quickly. I think the team up of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel is a really good team. I do have to say that some of the supporting cast is hit or miss but really is not to much of a problem. The action in this film is pretty good. Most of the car races and chaces are all done very well. I am sure that this film did more for the car mod industry than any other one thing in the history of car moding. The story does have a few plot holes in it but nothing that is to outlandish. Overall I really do like this film and have watched it many times. It certainly is a great start to a franchise that has done very well for itself.
Review by: Browncoat
This one has been out for a few years and honestly slipped past my radar. Probably would have never sat down to watch it, but the editors have a funny way about them sometimes. To the review. First off I think that the soundtrack for this movie must have done ok for itself, blending of rap, techno, and speed metal. Not bad. But more importanly it lends itself well to the movie. The story itself is done nicely, where at times I told the actors onscreen they were being dumb. What does that mean? Well it means I was invested enough in the movie to care about their dumb actions. I would have perfered more setup in certain parts of the story, but on the other hand I would not have wanted a longer movie so I guess I can comprimise there. I enjoyed the movie, but was confused at the ending. My hope is that when I see the second one it will answer a few questions for me. Here's the lowdown it's a car race movie. Plenty of tight shots, plenty of zoom shots. Macho men enough chrome to coat the world. Sound good? Heh, then you've probably already seen it.