LRA writes: The history of sequels with this series is almost as ridiculous as each of their unrelated titles suggest. The first film was by and large a complete rip-off of the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze classic Point Break but instead of surfboards we got street racing. The sequels that came after it were to put it lightly...a mess. The one person everyone associated with the series, Vin Diesel, went MIA after the first film which left Paul Walker to carry the torch. Then with the third film even Walker decided to step aside and then we got all new blood in his wake. After each of their careers failed to take off they came back for a fourth film to help regain some of that former glory and wouldn't you know it, it worked. Sure the fourth film itself was complete trash but it proved that all anybody really wanted was the whole crew back together again. With this fifth film, helmed by director Justin Lin who was responsible for the last two films, it is only fitting that they bring everyone back as they try to inject some fresh ideas into a franchise that has run out of gas.