Rated 3.0

Faster is not complicated. The Driver (Dwayne Johnson) gets sprung from prison, runs straight to a bad-assed vintage Chevelle and roars into town to lay down some pent-up payback. He just walks into a suite of cubicles with a revolver and blows a mildly surprised man out of his loafers. We suspect that the Driver isn’t all that bad here, because his first victim is a telemarketer—with a mustache. When at his next stop he interrupts a perv (another mustache) from roofying a schoolgirl, it’s pretty established that the Driver’s shit list doesn’t include any productive members of society. This might explain why the cops don’t seem all that compelled to track down the shaved-headed man-mountain in a muscle car captured on CCTVs running around killing people. But detective Cicero (Carla Gugino) gets saddled with Cop (Billy Bob Thornton) as she hangs around trying to connect the dots. Realism isn’t actually important here. Just lean back and let style over substance play out for a matinee’s worth of mayhem. It’s not about the destination; it’s about the trip. Cinemark 14 and Feather River Cinemas. Rated R —