Michelle Rodriguez in The Fast and the Furious

I’m about to make an admission that might make you question my overall taste in movies…

I didn’t hate the first Fast and the Furious movie. I actually thought it was a bunch of fun, in a don’t take it serious, laugh at the cheesiness type of way. That said, the other two films sucked worse than a Martin Lawrence movie. And this is coming from a guy who was actually looking forward to Tokyo Drift 1. because of the setting, and 2 because of the director Justin Lin, who had such a promising early start with the indie Better Luck Tomorrow. I always felt that one thing the sequels really lacked was the complete return of the original trio.

Well good news my friends, Michelle Rodriguez has signed on to reteam with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel (in more than a cameo) in the yet to be titled Fast and the Furious 4. It should be noted that Jordana Brewster is also returning for the fourth film. Does this mean the film has any chance of being good? Probably not… But it offers the hope of such.

The Fast and the Furious 4 hits theaters on June 5, 2009.

source: ComingSoon

Discuss: Do you care more about Fast and the Furious 4 now that Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are all on board?

Bad Ideas: The Fast and The Furious 4


I for one actually enjoyed the first film, probably more for it’s unintentional laughs and action than it’s formulaic plot and porno-level acting. But how The Fast and the Furious series made it past 2 Fast 2 Furious is beyond our comprehension. The only reasoning we can come up with is there must be some huge interest in seeing this type of film in urban markets. God knows it’s not because of the story. Well Universal has hired screenwriter Chris Morgan (Cellular, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) to write a fourth installment.

No word on the title, storyline or cast, although we assume that the series will remain overseas in an attempt to keep the landscape interesting. And with the last film grossing over $65 million in theaters and probably double that on DVD, I’m sure we’ll see the day of Fast and the Furious 10: More Faster and More Furiouser. I dread the day.