The Movie Itself: Well we are familiar with Fast & Furious franchise.. street racing, the girls, the colours & the prize. This is part 4 of the franchise and it attempts to recreate the original. Vin Diesel is back along with Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez & Jordana Brewster thus assembling the original cast. In my opinion, that's really what the franchise needed and it's good to see that it went back to its roots. The movie is on a bigger scale and involves hot pursuits across the borders and on a more uneven terrain. Nothing new and its not like its never been done before but the special effects are awesome and provide incredible entertainment.
Video: VC-1 1080p transfer with with 2.40:1 aspect ratio is gorgeous. Yes the lights, colours and textures are more amazing than they ever were before. Really an eye candy for those boasting large LCD panels with BD players. Be warned, some scenes look artificial and animated in HD but it's not the disc's or transfer's fault. Its because the Cg is not up to the level of some other Hollywood mega budget movies.
Audio: Audio track is DTS-HD MA 5.1 and comes packed with wonderful use of all five channels. Engines, wheels, tires screeching, gunshots being fired & stick shifts, you name it and this track has it. It doesn't miss any of them and you will be highly entertained.
Final Words: Its by no means a masterpiece or the biggest summer blockbuster of the year, but its a lot of fun. Its action packed and offers beautiful picture and sound. If you liked the original you will find this to be a treat especially with the gorgeous BD treatment and sacks of supplements. All others, you might want to rent it before making a decision on its permanent place in your library. Recommended.