Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious ★★★½

I still think it's good, this, and even if you don't like it I don't think you could deny that it's an important jump from binning the NOS and car engine nonsense of the first three to just being action films that don't necessarily give a shit what people are driving. That fantastic opening scene is a sign of things to come.

But I also think it's legitimately good fun in its own right. They should, perhaps, have found a way to keep Fenix alive because he's an excellent and hulking side-baddie, and John Ortiz gives a sign of why he's become one of Hollywood's most reliable character actors in action and crime films.

It does have arguably the worst scene in the whole series, the skin-crawling not-seduction scene between Dom and Gisele, but it rarely stops to be dull and is acceptably stupid in good measures.

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