I went to see Fast & Furious with my friend Doug who came over to visit me today. He wanted to see a movie, and this one ran a little over 1.5 hours, which fit the window of free I had. Granted, I’ve never seen any of the Fast and the Furious movies, including the original 2001 film. Still, Doug wanted to see something, and this was the only film we could agree on.
Usually, I only commit to watching a movie if I know enough about the movie to expect to like it. Here, I didn’t even know the plot. Luckily, the plot wasn’t the most complex. I actually felt some brain cells die during this movie. How have they made four movies in this franchise? We only had a few folks in the theater this afternoon, but they brought their young kids. Having seen all the girl-on-girl action, the close-ups of women’s posteriors in super-tight dresses in the movie, I don’t think it was particularly appropriate for young children.
Let’s be reasonable here. It’s not supposed to be a though-provoking drama, or a movie about cyborg flesh-eating zombies from the Elizabethan period. It’s a movie about fast cars, smokin-hot women, and escapism. I suppose if you grade it against that, then it was a good movie.