Review: Universal's Fast & Furious Blu-ray iPhone app (It's a start)


I have a secret to tell you. I’m a fan of the Fast & Furious franchise. Actually, the second one sucked really badly. But I’m not reviewing the fourth installment in the riveting saga here, just the Blu-ray iPhone app.

So, is the app everything it’s cracked up to be? Well, it delivers on what Universal said it would do and nothing else. It’s a pretty weak feature/app, but it’s a start. Flipping through various cars and seeing little tidbits about each is fine. To sift through the five cars you simply shake your iPhone/iPod Touch or use the virtual controls and you’re golden. There’s a “Build a Car” mode that lets you customize a Dodge Charger, but when it’s all said and done, you can’t see the fruits of your labor on the device itself.

While I’m unimpressed with the first Blu-ray iPhone app, I have to give Universal big ups for finally pushing one out. It’ll be interesting to see what Universal and the other studios manage to cook up in the future.

P.S.- I loved the movie.