I watched Fast & Furious (2009) yesterday. Directed by Justin Lin, the fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise was more entertaining and satisfying and much less cheesy than I was expecting. I’ve seen the first one, the second one (2 Fast 2 Furious) but skipped the third one. I shall not be writing about this film in any narrative or thematic depth, but I would like to say that if you haven’t seen the first one and want to see the fourth one, I recommend watching the first one.
Aside from all the automotive product placing and branding, I have to point out Sprint. The Sprint logo wasn’t hitting up for a close-up every chance it could, but there was a phone call between two of the characters where the logo was featured prominently. There was also a preview for the film Fighting, what a title, right? Not even “Fighting All; Fight Me; Get Fighting; Fighting One; Fighting Might; or Living Fight.” Its poster is nothing to swoon over either. It reminds me of a hog carcass in a butcher barn. I will, however, be watching this film because Brian White is in it and he’s so dreamy. It’s also a sports film. I have to watch it.
Visit the Fast & Furious yahoo movies page here for visual treats.
I will be formulating my thoughts on certain thematic elements between the book and film…later. Check back for an update.
I was lucky enough to meet Todd Field last fall.