The Fast and the Furious is Rob Cohen’s techno-twinkling racer fiesta-flick from 2001. It’s an exhausting film that managed to haul an impressive $200,000,000 at the box office, despite unfavorable reviews from critics. It’s big, loud, and rapid – like a video game – and assuredly targeted towards a male and vehicle-spooning demographic. In those eyes, The Fast and the Furious would be a fun masterpiece. However, in my eyes, it is deeply uninteresting, despite a few occasional instances.
For a person unconcerned in such vehicles, it was exactly what I expected. Perhaps I liked it a tad more than I thought I would. But, by its halfway point there’s no progression in plot, and it really just feels like a movie about racing – which it is. Bombarded by a banging soundtrack, the film can’t seem to escape the fact that it’s simply nothing else than that.