Reviewed by: Greg Mueller

Greg's Score:
5.75

Plot/Story

5

Characters

5

Acting

6

Cinematography

7

Production Design

7

Soundtrack

5

Execution

5

Emotional Impact

6


Review:

It comes as a total surprise to me that The Fast and Furious is a perfectly okay movie. Most of the acting is fine (none is noticeably good but also none is particularly bad), the plot has a lot more depth than I imagined, and it wasn't ever boring. The entire film is ridiculously loud and stupid, but it's just entertaining enough to string you along the hour and forty minutes to the terrible, unsatisfying ending. The plot was confusing and I can't say I connected to any of the characters, but everything is so obnoxious and abrasive that you are afraid Vin Diesel will reach through your TV and punch you if you dare blink more than absolutely required by the human body. I can't imagine ever having an urge to watch it again (mainly because the awful ending and how they never bother to explain what the Hell is going on and just assume you also go to illegal street races on the weekends and car parties in the dessert every July), but it's exactly okay enough that you don't mind being assaulted with EDM, that is twice as loud as every other sound, enough to turn it off.