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2 Fast 2 Furious
How Fast Do You Want It?
It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are actually working with undercover agent Monica Fuentes to bring Verone down.
The one where Tyrese eats a lot of sandwiches.
Part 2 of One Last Ride
"Ejecto seato, cuz!"
What the hell is 2 Fast 2 Furious? Is it a masterpiece, a one of a kind experience, or just a really shitty movie with some of the worst dialogue ever?
It is all three of those things, actually.
2 Fast 2 Furious is an atrocious movie, but it’s something that managed to entertain the living shit out of me from beginning to end. It’s like a train wreck that consists of a train plowing through a minivan that holds a soccer mom and her three little kids and their little dog too. I can’t even begin to fathom what the outcome of that sort of…
it's Fast and the Furious canon that Brian and Roman were a couple, right?
The best parts of this have kind of a cheap cough syrup vibe that keeps growing on me. Plus, Tyrese.
Part 2 of ONE LAST RIDE
A LOT more fun than the first one, but the IQ level dropped significantly, which is saying a lot because the first film was dumb as bricks. You can see some of the franchise we know today in this film, as it tries to distance itself a little from the racing aspect, even though it's in a few scenes. Also, I thought Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson had much better chemistry than Paul and Vin did in the first one.
But stylistically, the two films couldn't be any different. The first film aimed for more as a hardcore, manly racing movie, whereas this was more or less a spoof of cheesy 80's TV shows…
I have absolutely no idea where this one stands in the franchise. Is it number two, three? They're all pretty much the same in any case, so does it really matter? This one I'm afraid doesn't give us anything new, and even with hottie Eva Mendes on board, this is as dull as arse.
So Brian is on the run and gets himself hooked up with an old friend and ex-con Tyrese Gibson. Together they're attempting to clear their names by working with Government agencies to bring down a Miami drug-lord. Guess what, the drug-lord is into street racing and is looking for some drivers to help transport his ill-gotten gains. It's again all about the cars and the racing…
Focusing more on the boring undercover cop plot than the underground racing scene, this sequel is definitely weaker than its already not really good predecessor. What saves it, are the occasional weird touches (like the electro harpoons or how the racing community is portrayed as big family, who is always there and willing to risk their lives and cars for each other) and the chemistry between Paul Walker and Tyrese.
Though better than I expected, does't quite mean that 2 Fast 2 Furious doesn't live up close to the first film which has a very bad story and the action being unrealistic and chessy. But I still love Paul Walker in this one. Tyrese Gibson just stole every single scene. Eva Mendes though, she was off better off in Lost River and The Place Beyond The Pines. And at worst, its better than Mission: Impossible 2.
One of the far more consistently enjoyable, action packed and car-dpfilled mayhem films of the franchise. I love it everytime I watch it. Tyrese is a funny gem, Paul Walker was a star and together they carried the film well with their great frontline chemistry sans Vin Diesel for this one.
While not as interesting as the first film, 2 Fast 2 Furious still excels at what it's best at; fast cars, fast women, and a fast plot.
“You ready for this?”
“Come on, man. Guns, murderers and crooked cops? I was made for this, bro.”
The best out of the series!
If it's possible I liked this even less than the first one. John Singleton's (Boyz in the hood, Shaft) direction adds nothing to this series, no camera invention or staging, nothing. The drag scenes remain exciting, the breasts are full and copious, some of the cars look cool. The End.
"You're always getting in trouble over a female, Brian!"
A step down but not a drastic step down from the first movie - Vin Diesel is missed but Paul Walker is so, so much better and more convincing here than he was in the first. The ugly head of CGI is reared a lot more in this than in the first one, too, but there's still some room for some real action and stunts, which is always nice. The homoerotic subtext, if indeed eroticism this homo can really be considered subtext, is something else, too.
2 Fast 2 Furious is the sequel to "The Fast and the Furious" and see's ex cop Brian O'Connor make it into street racing, well kind of anyway. Dragged back in to the life he thought he'd given up, O'Connor faces many difficulties and many bad guys. All in all this movie is fairly basic viewing, flashy but not with the intelligence behind it to back it up, the kind of movie where everything is pretty OK rather than good.
Paul Walker is O'Connor and the events of the last movie don't leave him, in fact mentions of Vin Diesel not being in the movie feature in seemingly every review of this film. It is true Vin Diesel is missed…
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