Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fast & Furious 4 : Review




Salam,


Aku punya review

Fast anf Furious 4 is directed by Taiwanese director Justin Lin after filming "The Fast And Furious: Tokyo Drift". So kali ini kita akan lihat 4 original cast members from the very first movie reuniting in another adrenalin pumping action after eight years: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez.

So filem kali ini anda akan lihat pelbagai scene from the illegal underground street racing in Los Angeles, and money laundering in Miami, to drifts on customised rides across perilous Tokyo courses, dan juga filem ini akan membawa kita ke lokasi sebenar dimana semua kisah ini bermula iaitu Mexico. Ex-con Dominic Toretto (Diesel) is on the run from the authorities together with his girlfriend Letty (Rodriguez). But when a tragic death of someone he loves brings him back to L.A, (biasalah nak balas dendam lah kaedahnya) Dom reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner (Walker) sbb diorang ni mempunyai musuh yg sama - Braga, a drug kingpin who is flooding the U.S. with lethal products.

Opening filem ni pun dah kebabooommm where we can see, tyres burn and roads blaze when we see Dom and his gang in a fuel-tanker heist in the Dominican Republic. I love this scene so much doe. We get to watch him doing what he does best - robbing things in fast motion. Secara jujurnya, filem ini akan membuatkan ada ada sindrom gigit kuku bagailah sekaligus making it a thrill ride to remember. The audience will be chasing through the streets of L.A. across the Mexican desert and into smugglers' tunnels. Hats off to all main cast members of the film, as they did justice to their characters, delivering intensity and emotion. The film sees stunning newcomer Gal Gadot (who oddly looks like Deborah Henry, Miss Malaysia 2007...OMG she so lawa gila babes), an Israeli native who makes her feature film debut here playing the role of Gisele, a liaison to Dom and Brian in tracking down Braga's empire.

Bearing themes of family loyalty and sacrifice, the movie should best be enjoyed for what it is and not be compared to the earlier films, as it does give what it came to deliver - hard pumping action stunts. This reviewer will also tell you that the ending to the film does suggest that this isn't the last we've seen of the Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in a racing flick.


The whole story punya plot (hahaha)

Its all started after a successful run at hijacking fuel tanks on the highways of the Dominican Republic, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) leaves his girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and his gang, as he is now an international criminal. Eventually, Dominic's partner Han (Sung Kang) flees to Tokyo, causing Dominic to also flee. One day, in Panama, Dominic receives a phone call from his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster), who tells him that Letty was just murdered. Dominic returns to Los Angeles, California, to find out who murdered Letty. After Letty's funeral, Dominic asks his sister to take him to the site where Letty's accident occurred. At the scene, Dom finds traces of residue that can only be purchased at one body shop in the city. At the body shop, he finds one of his old racing counterparts that, after being coerced, leads him to a man named David Park. Dominic finds Park and hangs him out of a window threatening to drop him and vowing to kill anyone that stands in his way of avenging Letty. He receives the information that only through a street race, arranged by Ramon Campos, can he gain access to the man responsible for Letty's death.

Meanwhile, Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker)—now an FBI agent, is assigned to track down a notorious drug lord named Arturo Braga. Brian, after chasing down a criminal on foot, receives information also leading to David Park. Both Dominic and Brian, having received the same information are led to the underground entrance race that guarantees them a spot on the team that traffics heroin across the United States-Mexico border. During the race, Dominic and Brian outlast all of their competitors until the two of them remain and head towards the finish line neck and neck, Dominic sideswipes Brian's car ensuring that he comes in first, securing his spot on the team so that he can seek justice on Letty's behalf. Having lost the race, Brian uses his influence at the FBI to ensure that one of the other members on Braga's team gets arrested for "intent to distribute methamphetamine," in order to usurp his spot of the team. At a party, Ramon Campos, Braga's right hand man, welcomes them to the team and gives them a GPS that will alert them to where they will begin their race. Dominic ends up in a confrontation with a racer identified as Fenix, the driver of the car that collided with Letty before firing the shot that killed her.

Dominic and Brian both receive the coordinates to meet with Campos and are transported, along with their cars by semi-trailer to the Mexican border to receive the heroin that they are to transport, from there they are to follow Fenix's lead to the other side through an underground tunnel so they aren't seen by the satellite images and forward looking infrared used to monitor the borders. Once on the other side it is realized that the drivers are thought of as disposable and that after successful trafficking of the product they are shot and killed in order to avoid paying them. Letty, having been in the same situation was the only driver to get away when they attempted to shoot her, it was the pursuit that led to her death. Dom, anticipating this, has set his car to explode by discharging nitrous in his car with the spark from the cigarette lighter in his car after he learns from Fenix that he was responsible for killing Letty with no remorse. Brian hijacks one of the Hummers carrying the heroin and he and Dominic escape the gunfire and head back to the U.S., where Dominic learns that Brian was using Letty to get to Braga. When Dominic confronts Brian about this, Brian reveals that Letty had approached Brian to clear Dominic's name. Brian speaks to his superiors about a plan that he has devised to trade the heroin for Braga if they will exonerate Dominic.

An exchange is arranged with Campos, 6 million dollars for the heroin, provided that Braga be the one to deliver the money personally. The FBI is poised to arrest Braga at the exchange site, however, Dominic and Brian both realize that Campos is in fact Braga before the FBI does and the raid is botched. Braga evades capture and flees over the Mexican border out of the FBI's jurisdiction. Due to letting Dominic and Braga escape, Brian is taken off the case but decides to do what's right by assisting Dominic in bringing down Braga, even if he kills him. Brian and Dominic head after him on their own and find him in a cathedral praying for salvation. They kidnap Braga with intent to take him back to the United States where he can be tried and imprisoned for drug trafficking, but after having taken him captive they are chased by Braga's henchmen. The chase leads to the same underground tunnels that they went through in order to transport the drugs into the United States. Once on the United States side of the border, Dominic kills Fenix by crushing him with his car and Braga is finally apprehended by the FBI, as is Dominic.

Dominic is tried for his crimes and, though Brian appealed to the courts on his behalf, is sentenced to "25 years to life without the possibility of early parole." The movie ends with Brian, Mia, Tego, and Rico racing towards the prison bus transporting Dom to the Lompoc penitentiary.


Main cast

  • Vin Diesel as Dominic "Dom" Toretto: An elite street racer from the United States, wanted for committing numerous semi-truck hijackings. At the start of the film, he is living in the Dominican Republic and continues to hijack fuel trucks to earn money.
  • Paul Walker as Brian O'Connor: A former police officer and talented street racer, Brian is now an FBI agent hot on the trail of the Mexican drug lord Arturo Braga.
  • Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto: Dominic's sister and former love interest of Brian. She reunites with both men when their paths cross over the Braga case.
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Leticia "Letty" Ortiz: Dominic's love who he leaves in the Dominican Republic at the start of the film. Her murder at the hands of Braga's organization is what spurns on Dominic to seek revenge.
  • John Ortiz as Ramon Campos/Arturo Braga: Initially portrayed as a liaison for Braga's organization, he eventually reveals himself to be Braga himself. A powerful drug cartel leader who recruits street racers to move heroin across the US-Mexican border.
  • Laz Alonso as Fenix Rise: An enforcer for Braga who is responsible for Letty's death.
  • Gal Gadot as Gisele Harabo: An liaison for Braga who eventually sides with Dominic after he saves her life and helps him locate the drug lord.
  • Jack Conley as Penning
  • Sung Kang as Han: One of Dominic's crew in the Dominican Republic. Talks about moving to Tokyo when the heat comes down, speaking of "crazy shit" that's going on.
  • Don Omar as Rico
  • Tego Calderon as Tego


Prequel


A 20-minute prequel directed by Vin Diesel and focusing on Dom & Letty which also introduced the character Han (Kang), was filmed in the Dominican Republic during the summer of 2008. The prequel is said to establish what happened to these characters after the first film, The Fast and the Furious. This prequel takes where the second film left off, and represents what happened before Tokyo Drift.



Music


1. "Blanco" by Pitbull featuring Pharrell Williams

2. "Crank Dat (Travis Barker Rock Remix)" by Soulja Boy and features Travis Barker

3. "Krazy" by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon

4. "Bad Girls" by Robin Thicke.

5. "G-Stroll" by Busta Rhymes featuring Pharrell Williams




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3 comments:

coffee maker said...

Fast and Furious 4 looks like it will the fastest and furiousest movie that will come out this year

Adie Waridi said...

cofee:
yeah..u should see it

ifin said...

filem kali neh x bape besh sgt la compare dgn previous... :)