I will be brief: It seems the timing was right for yet another double-digit I.Q. street-racing movie. Breaking Bad fans were waiting with bated breath to see what push-the-envelope project the show’s stars would take on next; and Paul Walker’s untimely death brought the Fast & Furious franchise to an abrupt end. Well, what the movie is lacking in edge and originality, it will no doubt make up for in sequels.
The plot is immaterial, really--something, anything to link the fights, explosions and requisite car chases: plan gone wrong, car chase, a double -cross, car chase, a miscarriage of justice, car chase, a score to settle, car chase, kiss the girl, right the wrong, drive off into the sunset. You get the picture. It’s a 4.