Release Date: April 3, 2009
Director: Justin Lin
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster
Runtime: 107 min
Brian O’Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
This tries hard to be intelligent, and it works to a certain extent. This is better than the first two sequels. I certainly don’t groan at this as much as I do with 2 Fast 2 Furious. It really shows that bringing the main cast back together returns the franchise to a fine form. This time around, Paul Walker is tolerable. Justin Lin is a really good director for this type of movie. The racing scenes are fun, and it’s an adequate revenge story. The filmmakers try to hard to give us a great one here, and they don’t quite succeed with that, this isn’t a bad movie by any means. The title is really the only lazy thing about the movie. For an action movie with lots of racing, there’s a lack of non-stop kinetic energy. The ending really does set up something special for the next movie.