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Back in 2001 The Blot was obsessed with The Fast and the Furious. Between the fast cars and the hot women what was there not to love? I could have watched that movie 24/7. It had a great cast, which included the next big action star (Vin Diesel) and Varsity Blues’ other quarterback (Paul Walker) as well as relative unknowns Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster, along with a decent storyline and awesome special effects. But, I credit a lot of the film’s success to director Rob Cohen’s vision rather than to the film’s stellar cast. It’s unfortunate then that while Fast & Furious reunites the franchise’s original cast, Cohen is absent from the director’s chair.
Instead, Fast & Furious is being directed by Justin Lin, who also directed Tokyo Drift, the third movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The problem is, I don’t even consider Tokyo Drift a legit The Fast and the Furious installment since it featured an all new cast, setting and storyline. While the film’s sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, wasn’t amazing, it at least starred Paul Walker and continued the storyline from the original movie.
Official Fast & Furious Teaser Trailer
I have no idea what to expect from Fast & Furious, but I am glad to see the fourth installment of the franchise return to its roots and feature some characters I’m actually interested in. Where has Diesel’s Dominic Toretto been hiding for the past 8 years anyway? It really is a shame Diesel wasn’t able to continue to crank out quality action movies (XXX) and instead went the sci-fi route. This was supposed to be his decade, wasn’t it?
Official Fast & Furious Trailer
Fast & Furious races into theaters on April 3, 2009.