Faster than Gone in Sixty Seconds and more furious than Driving Miss Daisy. The Fast and the Furious is a racing film jam-packed with fast wheels and fast women, irresistible to action movie lovers.
In The Fast and the Furious Brian Spilner, played by Paul Walker is an undercover cop who is thrown into the illegal world of street racing to bust a hijacking ring. But on the way he falls in love with Mia, played by Jordana Brewster who is the sister of Domanic Torretto the leader of the racing gang, acted by Vin Diesel. Brian quickly earns the respect as a smart competitive racer, now he will have to choose between duty and loyalty to the racing family that adopted him.
The plot is full of anti-climatic sequences that build on top of each other and lead to the climax of Walker and Diesel in a game of chicken towards a train. This film is shown from Brian’s point of view, through this the viewer is able to see the irony of him being a cop while the gang is unaware of Brian’s true identity. The setting is in Southern California, present day with all of the characters bursting with the stereotypical attitudes of street racers. The theme of the story is the typical “honor among thieves”, with Brian always trying to gain the honor.
All of the acting in this movie is mediocre except for Vin Diesel’s performance. He is the criminal who doesn’t want to be the criminal, the outrageous who almost always keeps it under control. The directing is great, but the script has a few flaws where the characters act like a different person. Like when Diesel is in a rage but does what the cool headed cop Walker would do in the situation instead of what the fiery street racer would do. The cars are the most exciting part of this film, they are just as important as all of the main characters. There were over two-hundred tricked out, nitrous injecting speed demons used to make this film, I consider the cars to be the main attraction of this film.
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