I get all the complaints about this being too self-serious and kinda boring...but, I don’t share them. I honestly think the more tempered tone kinda clashes against the nitro soap opera histrionics in interesting ways. Plus, it makes the goofy stuff more palatable without undermining it. That and hey! Paul Walker gets to actually play a character here and he ain’t too shabby at it. Not too shabby indeed.
Also, lol at the climax being an unintentional throwback to Used Cars.