Police say a naked Pennsylvania man stole a car, crashed it into a tree and then demanded police shoot him — all while claiming to have late “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker stashed in the trunk.
Like its predecessors, number seven offers diverse casting, rooting-interest-friendly teamwork, excessive and preposterous vehicular mayhem, and car-toonish indestructibility.
Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest “Fast & Furious” film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it’s an action flick and it’s a sequel.
This installment pretty much matches the impact, appeal, and quality of its immediate predecessor. And it sports a playful and not inappropriate sense of humor.
What do moviegoers have to look forward to (or, perhaps, in some cases, dread) through the rest of May and into June, July, and August?
Although this fifth installment in the franchise is not exactly the charm, it is the pick of the litter, even though, as before, excess and preposterousness trump nuance and logic.