So this was the last movie they made before __ died.
I watched it with a new eye this time around, and... well, I didn't actually get a very different impression. It's still a great movie. It still has plenty of awesome cars. Plenty of action. Plenty of chases. Plenty of dialog between the many entertaining characters that Toretto's crew is composed of. After the fifth segment of the series (that is what it's becoming - it's not just a movie any longer - which is the one thing about it that irritates me), this seems like a natural successor. And I'm happy to see that girl from Haywire, Gina Carano, play a minor role. I didn't notice her last time I watched it! Maybe I hadn't seen Haywire yet. Have you seen Haywire yet? No? Go watch it!
The plot is basic, but it does twist. IMDB puts it like this:
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.
Script's clever, actors all do a good job, and it ends in a good way, with some minor/major setbacks depending on how you look at it. Also, be sure to watch the after-credits part for the optional spoiler, just like you could with the last two.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle