Monday, 4 May 2009

Quick and Irate

Another $9 ticket, another movie I wouldn't have bothered with, a sequel to a movie that already had two. Still, Vin Diesel knows how to turn in an action movie.

The basic staples of car movies are here: fast car chases, women in skimpy outfits, lots of machismo, and a pretense of a plot. Classic elements, all checked off in this movie. The ostensible plot is that there is some bad guy running drugs who just happens to get himself some drivers that these drivers can get in on. Much hilarity ensues as hero law guy and hero criminal guy alternatively join forces or combat each other in an effort to get to their goals. And at the end... well.. there are car chases.

Acting-wise... there are people in the movie, and the camera is pointed at them, but acting... there are people in the movie. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster... there's a reason the tag line is "old model, new parts", lots of old models here.

It's all right if you like action car movies, but nothing incredibly amazing here.


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