First Look: Smoke and Engines from Fast and the Furious 4
Someone please tell my why this franchise continues to live on?! I'll admit the first Fast and the Furious was mildly entertaining, but 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift were both dreadful sequels. Unfortunately I know America's obsession with cars means these franchise will probably live on forever. USA Today has the first look at three fresh new photos from the fourth installment, titled just Fast and Furious. This time they're "rebooting" the franchise, bringing back Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez, and telling some sort of new story that takes place in between the others. If you're a car-obsessed Fast and the Furious fan, you definitely won't want to miss these first few photos from the upcoming film.
Vin Diesel explains that he returned after a two film hiatus because "I saw how people related to the characters' stories as much as the cars and action." Really? Are you sure about that? As for Paul Walker, his reasoning isn't as sophisticated. "Who doesn't like fast cars and hot women?" And he adds that, "this isn't Shakespeare, so we don't take ourselves too seriously." Hopefully that attitude will result in a film as good as the first. I hate to say it, but Fast and Furious looks like a dumbed down, unstylized version of Death Race. I'd suggest you take an interest in that film far before this one.
Fast and Furious is directed by up-and-coming Taiwanese filmmaker Justin Lin, of Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis, and of course, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The screenplay was written by Chris Morgan, of Cellular, Tokyo Drift, and Wanted. Fast and Furious races into theaters on June 5th, 2009.