A few new thrilling and inventive action scenes making this another entertaining action time-filler in the on-going fast and furious franchise. The ensemble is still up for it and even better than normal, but it is the action gals who have the best and most powerful moments this time around with the exception of Jordana Brewster who has to be written into a kidnap plot in order to have something to do in the film.
Perhaps the funniest thing about this series is that with bigger budgets, better action, a more well-rounded sense of fun, no one has bothered to write a decent script or comprehensive plot for these films. Being confused seems to be the new MO for this franchise, which is perfectly fine as the plot is just the vehicle for the action. Which is pretty great. Look at that screen-grab and say no.
watched after seeing no.7 and then started going backwards through the installments. did it matter that the plot was going in reverse? not really. u dont have to undestand anything other than how this gang of car thieves are happy to constantly risk their life for no particular reason. guess it does help that they are virtually indestructable..
A comedown from the previous entry but still a pretty solid brainless action film. Fun how they wind up tying the films all together save the third which seems to never have happened after even getting Kang back to Japan in this entry (love that teaser). High caliber action but shame the main set piece (plane takedown) was shot in the dark would have looked great in daylight. Under utilization of Gina Carano.
Despite two really cool action scenes there's just too much whatever story that got boring, especially since this is the only film in the franchise I've seen so I don't care about the characters like others might. This and like half the film is made up of insert shots of gear shifting!