A funny thing happened on the way to the fourth Fast and the Furious
installment -- the fuel-injected franchise overcame both absurdity (Pt. 2
) and a reboot (Tokyo Drift
) in order to tap into a bit of what made the first film special to begin with, which in box-office numbers meant bringing back its stars. Considering the downward trajectory that both of their careers took post-FF1
, it's hard to blame Paul Walker and Vin Diesel for returning to the series that made them stars. Frankly, they could have done a lot worse, considering this sequel's admirable attempt at both delivering action-packed goods and retying their character's plots tog...