Picture from Fast & Furious
Overall D

Fast cars and furious driving take to the screen again when Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reprise their roles as Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Connor. This time the ex-con and the agent are forced to bury the hatchet and team up in order to capture a common enemy.

Violence D
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references.

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Fast & Furious

Although the film does include a disclaimer about the stunts performed in this film, by the time they ran only a handful of patrons were left in the theatre where I was and none of them seemed to be watching the credits. Do you think such a statement should be more strongly emphasized to viewers? Is running such a proviso a sufficient measure for studios to take?

In addition to the highly implausible portrayal of stealing tanker trailers from the gas transporter, what other feats in this film defy all logic? How easy would it be for a pedestrian to outrun or avoid a speeding car?

Do you agree with the sentence the judge hands down in this story? Should criminals be able to barter away their illegal activities in exchange for helping police? What impact might this have on the judicial system?