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The Fast and The Furious 4 - Review

By: By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
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Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are both stuck with their respective careers and reunite for the first time since The Fast and the Furious in 2001. The fourth edition of the movie also bring back Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. Director Justin Lin has tried to infuse some changes to the movie with a new storyline but other things tend to remain the same.

Dom Toretto [Vin Diesel] is wanted by the FBI and is joined by undercover FBI agent Brian [Paul Walker] as he builds and trashes some super fast cars, determined to take on Mexican crime lord and avenge the death of his ladylove Letty [Michelle Rodriguez]. Braga heads a Mexican drug cartel, and it's one of his men, Phoenix, who put a bullet through Letty.

While Dom is out to murder Phoenix, Brian hopes to catch Braga alive who is wanted in several cases. How do they meet these two ends? By racing like speed demons and fighting like invincible super heroes. Dom races like a fearless fighter and gets into Braga's team. Brian falls for his sister Mia [Jordana Brewster] and adds some passionate romance to the tale. When Dom comes to know about it he gets furious.

The chase are a trademark of The Fast and The Furious series and in this edition the scenes are amazing involving helicopters, SWAT and the FBI agents. Camera work is awesome which is so vital in action movies. The 106 minute flick is a shade longer and some more trimming could have helped as at times the stars themselves bored

Justin Lin is smart in keeping the romance in the background and all the furious action in the foreground. Love is a sub plot in the movie and the bone-breaking stunts that keep the movie on the move. The cast does well but Vin Diesel and Paul Walker have grown older by 8 years since the last flick and the shades of this aging is felt in the movie. Overall The Fast and the Furious 4 does justice to the genre but fails to live upto the expectation of the great racing series.

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