After a bank robbery, Driver, his brother and the rest of the team manage to escape from the cops thanks to Driver’s excellent skills behind the steering wheel of a car, but little after they arrive at their safehouse, they get overtaken by another crew who steal the money and kill everyone.
Ten years later, Driver has survived the bullet that was meant to kill him and as he leaves prison he’s determined to make sure every one of the people who participated in his brother’s death get what’s coming to them. His immediate rampage doesn’t go unnoticed. It’s up to Killer (who’s getting tired of his job due to lack of challenge) and Cop (who’s about to retire) to stop the man who may be unstoppable.
Sound and Vision:
There are some noise issues and the contrast is a bit off here and there, but other than that Faster has great image quality. The level of detail is stunning, depth is amazing, black levels are spot on and there are a couple of scenes that will just blow you away. Great stuff and although not completely demo material, it’s very close!
As with most recent action movies, the sound is terrific. The car engines scream, the positioning of sound effects is great and the subwoofer nicely supports everything that’s going on on the screen. This while dialogues never get overwhelmed by the action. Excellent stuff!
- Alternative Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Criminals and Cops: The Cast of Faster
- Weapons and Wheels: The Guns, Cars, and Stunts of Faster
About an hour of extras that cover the basics and some are a bit on the promotional side. Still, the Weapons and Wheels extra – although a bit short – is entertaining to watch.
Faster is basically a revenge movie with as twist that we see the “story” from three angles that come together towards the end. Other than that, you can see it as “Payback” with Dwayne Johnson instead of Mel Gibson. Does that mean it’s bad? Hell no!
It’s been a while since we’ve seen The Rock taking the lead in an action movie but now he’s back and Faster makes us long for more. The movie has its issues but most of these films do and we don’t mind them one bit. The action is solid, the stunts are great and there’s plenty of scenes that make your jaw drop in awe. Add to that great image and sound quality and this blu-ray release is definitely one you’ll want to check out.
Even if it won’t become a classic in its genre, Faster does what it needs to do and does it in style.