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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…
This one is a bit of a let down, and if I had watched these as they came out, it would've dashed my hopes of future FAF movies. But since I knew there were five more, I was able to relax and just watch the dang thing.
I enjoyed every second, it just seems strange how silly it seemed after the all-around seriousness and gravity of the first film. It's brimming with groan-worthy material and that last climax? with the boat? All but shatters what real threat or gravity was to be felt. A must-see, and a no-need-to-see-again.
The series starts taking steps in the right direction. I found this one to be a lot more fun.
It's decent. The races and chases are cool, and the chemistry between Walker and Gibson is undeniable.
But it lacks that conviction that makes the first one stand out.
2 Fast 2 Furious is the second film in the franchise that follows Brian as he recruits Roman (Tyreese Gibson) as he tries to redeem himself as a cop by stopping an underground racing ring. The film could be easily be considered another guilty pleasure for having some pretty cool and over the top racing scenes and even though Vin Diesel didn’t return for this movie, Tyreese does a good job filling his place by bringing a lot of humor to his role. Now the film feels pretty disjointed and has a pretty weak story and villain. But maybe the biggest issue with the film is that, except for maybe some of the final action scenes, there really is nothing that memorable about it and it just feels like a standard action flick. So overall, the film was a decent action flick but was pretty forgettable. So I’m gonna give 2 Fast 2 Furious a 4/10
I knew I was in trouble almost immediately. Halfway through the opening race scene, Devon Aoki quips, "Woo! Smack that ass!" alone, to nobody, for no reason, while piloting her car at 125mph. That single throwaway line set the tone for the script yet to come. 2 Fast 2 Furious showcases some of the worst dialogue I've ever heard. The chatter is generally senseless and tries far too hard to sound cool. "Bro, bruh, brah, cuz, homey, man, baby, homeboy" - these words are tossed around like punctuation. It's mildly amusing at first, but after thirty minutes you begin to search the TV remote for a mute button.
The film also suffers greatly from the removal of critical cast members.…
Most of them didn't seem terribly furious; pretty joyous, on the contrary. Not super impressive, but distinct from the first one. Blacker, really. Walker's diction kept me thinking Shia LaBeouf must've dubbed his lines. Kinesthetic camerawork during race scenes was pretty great, though. And I enjoyed the highly accessible chiasmic elements: the electro-trident, the insane jumps, Ludacris as racer, etc. Kinda bummed Tokyo Drift is next.
The FAST AND THE FURIOUS movies I like I love. THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS movies I don't like I can't even sit through.
I don't like 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS. Or at least the forty five minutes I sat through.
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
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