There’s a scene midway through Fast Five
in which Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) need a fast car and they need one now, so they go to the side of town where the street racers hang out and challenge a guy to a drag. Dom and Brian win -- but director Justin Lin doesn’t even bother to show us the race. Five films into the Fast and the Furious
series, the producers apparently remember that the first movie had something to do with street racing, but ten years later that’s not the point anymore. Fast Five
isn’t about racing, but about guys chasing one another, folks shooting guns left and right, and action scenes that are cut...