There's a certain level of jaded cynicism regarding Fast & Furious. It could be that it's the fourth film in a series that tailed off after the first. It could also be that, even though all the original stars have finally returned, none of their careers went quite as stratospheric as they'd perhaps hoped when they first jumped ship. Despite all that , though, we remain hopeful about Justin Lin's follow-up.
Lest we forget, The Fast & The Furious was a thoroughly enjoyable, if largely brainless, Point Break remake and, aside from Riddick in Pitch Black, Diesel was at his rumbling best as petrol-head street thug, Dom Toretto. That he, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker have returned should let us pick up where Rob Cohen left off and pretend 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift never even happened. A lot like Highlander 3 did, really, only with less Mario Van Peebles.