Fast & Furious
Justin Lin

It’s varoom déjà vu for Vin Diesel and the gang, reunited for the implausible fourth in a series of gas-guzzling motor movies.

Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster spin their wheels to a maddening degree. After turning us all into street-racing freaks with The Fast and The Furious in 2001, the perpetrators of this guilty pleasure have steadily devolved the franchise into macho stunts and plots that are running on empty.

Director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan, who last teamed for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, waste precious momentum on reconnecting Diesel's Dom and his tough-chick girlfriend Letty (Rodriguez) with rogue FBI guy Brian (Walker) and his jilted gal Mia (Brewster).

Add to this a ho-hum tale of drug smuggling and heartbreak payback, and you could probably play a few games of Grand Theft Auto while waiting for it all to get into gear.

Gamers are indeed the target audience this time out: The hot rods take a back seat to GPS units and computer simulations.

When the rubber actually hits the road, shots are so CGI heavy and the editing so choppy as to render the results both ludicrous and incomprehensible.