Best movie ever!
A waste of 90 minutes of my life
A Major Disappointment
It's entirely possible that sending the audience out feeling lousy was intentional
This drifter is not exactly what I had in mind or to put it mildly, I just was not in the frame of mind for a such. Nor will I ever for that matter. Meaning, I prefer a summer-breeze drifter cruise down French coast or a Sport Utility Vehicle drifter which I had myself already without films or reality shows of this kind. Walker is dreadful even for Johnny handsome and Vin Diesel is completely cancelled due to his nonsense of prefering an erased Beyonce's shape and an erased musical opus.
The worst one is of course Tokyo Drift.I love this franchise and I'm a big fan of the late Paul Walker.And I know it introduces Rome and Tej and it's a setup for all the movies starting with number 4 with all the many added characters.But lets face it: 2 Fast is retarded. Without Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster, Walker's O' Conner (why is it spelled that stupid way??) is not working.First of, why is Tej wearing that ridiculous afro wig in the opening scene? Secondly: it's one thing that the many, many black, Asian and hispanic characters speak ebonics-English, but why do Brian speak it? He is an intelligent former cop, not a black rapper or a member of a black gang. It's like the also black director of the movie told him to speak Ebonics to blend in with the rest of the mostly black, Asian and hispanic cast. The result: Brian comes off as a dumb loser and doesn't seem like the Bran we liked in the first movie.Thirdly: the many car chases are filled with horrible cgi.Four: the villain played by the homeless mans Matthew McConaughey: Cole Hauser is not only pathetic but the one scene where he is suppose to be menacing, comes off as pointless, because of bad directing and censorship due to the PG13 rating.Five: Yes I'm talking about the scene with the rat in the bucket in the nightclub. Hausers character clearly says the f-word in in the middle of a sentence the scene but it has been clumsily edited out so it comes of as weird and ruins the moment. The complete lack of emotion from Rome and especially Brian, watching a dirty cop being tortured, makes the scene boring.Six: Eva Mendes as an undercover cop working for the badguy is not working. Shes not attractive, she's barely in the movie, has almost no lines. And her part is pretty much the damsel in distress. She is so insignifigant, that she could easily not have been in the movie and no one would notice it. Seven: Brian and Rome both has a lot at stake here. Yet they both act like a couple of teenage boys that are too stupid to understand the trouble they're in. And that they can both face jail-time if they fail. Which makes this as movie without a single likable character in it.And this movie fails on every level. From the ebonics to the retarded characters to the bad screenplay to the inept directing and acting.Unless you're a 14 year old boy, that are happy with action-scenes and babes and nothing else going on in it, you will hate this movie.
2 Fast 2 Furious was a pretty good installment in this franchise. Seeing that Brian was an original member of the cast from the very beginning. Old Blue Eyes is what I called him. I now see that he was the face of the franchise. I will be watching all of the rest of the installments to bring me back up to present day before they bring out the 8th installment. This 8th installment should be interesting to watch and to see who will be in it. Right now I'm watching Tokyo Drift. Last night I watched the the original The Fast and The Furious, I also watched 2 Fast 2 Furious(this one). It was really good .. I love the introduction of Roman Mr. Pierce into the franchise, he brought some comedy relief to the line up. But now watching TD ... I can see where the indifference of the cast members may have come into play. Van Diesel wasn't in 2 but he came back in 3 this one TD and old blue eyes wasn't in TD ...hhhmmm where problems brewing way back when? Anyway let me finish watching this ... So I can do a review on this one. ENJOY
Following the events of the previous film protagonist Brian O'Conner has been kicked out of the LAPD and is wanted for helping his friend evade the law. He has moved to Miami where he is part of the illegal street racing scene. After one race he is arrested and given a choice; be sent to jail or work with the federal authorities to help in an operation to catch Carter Verone; an Argentinian drug dealer. He agrees to help on condition that he gets to pick the partner to work with him. This partner is Roman Pearce, a convicted criminal who blames Brian for the fact that he spent three years in prison! Undercover agent Monica Fuentes manages to get them close to Verone but they will have prove themselves before getting the job of driving his ill-gotten cash to a point where he can get it out of the country. Inevitably they get the job but it won't be easy; Verone plans to kill them once they have served their purpose and the Miami PD are keen to stop them getting to their destination.Technically speaking this film is not as good as the first; the story is more basic and it lacks Vin Diesel's character
yet despite that I enjoyed it more. There are a succession of car chases and thrilling stunts; these are a lot of fun even though we know that there is no chance that Brian and Roman won't come out on top. We also have to ignore some obvious plot holes; most notably why would Verone want a couple of street racers in souped-up cars to transport his money when could get his own people to move it in an ordinary vehicle at sensible speeds without attracting attention
of course that would make for a less thrilling film! The cast do a decent enough job; Paul Walker reprises the role of Brian and is a likable lead and Tyrese Gibson is fun as Roman
the two have a pretty good chemistry. The rest of the cast are okay; Eva Mendes is solid enough as undercover agent Monica Fuentes
although I can't help feeling that she, along with the other women in the film were there for their looks rather than anything else. Overall this is a fun brain in neutral film with lots of exciting action and impressive stunts.