REVIEW: ‘Faster’ lives up to its name

By JONATHAN FRASER

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In Dwayne Johnson’s latest movie, “Faster,” the title more than lives up to its name.

The story’s pacing is quick and never fails to hold interest. The storyline is a bit tired: guy has someone in his family killed, guy gets a gun, guy seeks revenge, but the movie is actually quite entertaining.

Don’t go in expecting any Oscar caliber monologues, either. This is your typical action flick with guns, cars and bad one-liners. Johnson manages to use his natural charisma to carry his character, and even manages to draw an occasional laugh from the audience.

The movie starts you out right in the thick of things and foregoes a slow lead-in. This is very effective and draws you in immediately.

I don’t want to give anything away, but the ending offers a great twist. At the same time, the movie leaves one issue unresolved that really should have been wrapped up.

This is not a great movie, and some of you will want to wait for it to come out on DVD. But, if you’re into action movies or a fan of Dwayne Johnson from his wrestling days, check this one out.

Grade: B

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