Movie lacks intensity and speed in fourth installment

“Get ready for a NOS-packed action movie,” or “Buckle-up for the movie of a lifetime” are two expressions that may come to mind when thinking of “Fast & Furious,” but those metaphors aren’t needed because the movie sucked.

The tagline, “new model, original parts” is sort of true because right from the beginning, Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, is up to his old tricks.

Officer Brian O’Conner, played by Paul Walker, and his team want Toretto in custody, so he goes undercover for the third time and gets involved in a street race to deliver information.

Sound familiar?

The whole deal with Fast & Furious is that it does have the original parts but it doesn’t have a new model.

It’s the same story, and this lemon leaves a sour taste in the audience’s mouth.          
The formula to The Fast & The Furious franchise is fast cars, and good-looking women, but eight years and four movies after “The Fast & The Furious” first debuted in 2001, the formula should have changed just a little.

The franchise did drive in another direction with Tokyo Drift in 2006, but most of the time the movie follows that need for speed ploy: Push the NOS button, go faster. 

That’s great and all, but soon enough NOS just isn’t going to be fast enough anymore to the audience.

They know what’s in store. 

“Fast & Furious” is directed by Justin Lin, the same guy who directed Tokyo Drift.

This being a direct sequel to The Fast & The Furious, shouldn’t the director be Rob Cohen?

Not only did they lose the director, they lost the original writer.     

“The Fast and The Furious” was fresh and new.

“Fast & Furious” is rusty, old, stale and needs to be washed. 

Almost the whole time during the movie, you see the back of someone’s car.

Okay, if the audience wants that kind of action, go to the nearest arcade and play a racing game.

It will cost them maybe $1.00 while a movie ticket costs them $4.75 to $10.00.

Plus a video game is interactive. This movie could put them to sleep. 

This movie is for people who enjoy cars.

That’s it.

Those great ole American muscle cars are planted everywhere throughout the movie, but for those who like good action, plot, acting, and all around good movie material, steer clear from this one.