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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.
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…
I recently decided to give this franchise ago after years of avoiding it. I always figured I'd hate it, but the solid reviews for the 5th and 6th installments convinced me to give it a go.
The first film wasn't great, but I liked it well enough and it wasn't near as bad as I'd feared. Sadly that's not the case for 2 Fast 2 Furious. It's packed to the brim with the shit that kept me from watching the series in the first place. The action gets boring and repetitive very quickly, the acting is terrible, the plot thin, and the dialogue unbearable. Paul Walker actually says "How do ya like them apples", the word "brah" is used enough…
"Come on, man. Guns, murderers and crooked cops? I was made for this, bro."
Yes, the film is borderline retarded, the acting is horrible and the ending is so eye rolling that I can't see straight, but for some reason I was entertained.
I won't try to safe this film in any way or form, is the worst of the franchise hands down, it feels so unreal and the CGI looks horrible!
Now, with all that said and dusted, I was entertained by the bad acting and confusing plot lines. Still, I got introduce to new members of the "team" and there where a couple of nice car chases.
With Paul Walker's "Brian" being the only character from the original crew returning for the sequel, this already had bad news written all over it from the get go. Surprisingly enough, it is the more enjoyable movie.
Former cop Brian is living underground, always running from the cops and making a living winning illegal street races. One day he gets busted and is forced to work with his former associate Roman (Tyrese Gibson), to work undercover as a wheelman for the local gangsterboss played by Cole Hauser.
What the sequel does right is improving on everything that I didn't like about the original. Walker's character is still unappealing, but by turning him into a cocky asshole they actually manage to…
This is much better than first film, basically because this is just Bad Boys 2 lite. In fact, BB2 and 2F2F were even being filmed at the exact same time in Florida. Pretty much every single aspect of this film is better than the first film, except for some of the car stunts. There is never a real wow stunt in 2F2F like there is in the original flick. This is not really that big of a deal though.
Tyrese Gibson's Roman Pearce annoyed me in Furious 6 with his infinite jokes, and for some reason I was pretty sure he was a serious man in this one, so it was a big surprise that his comic relief style was present already in 2F2F, and with better jokes by the way.
And the stunts are way better than my memory recalled.
Lighter and more straightforward than its predecessor in every way imaginable, 2 Fast 2 Furious may strike others as a cheap and brainless entertainment. I do get that complaint. But what I did was to sift through all the negativity to indulge myself in its weirdly pleasant throwback vibe that, in a way, kind of outdoes the original. This is a tame and perfectly painless entertainment that just doesn't deserve its somewhat tragic reputation.
Extremely overrated. This film shares an equally faulty story line with its predecessor.
Just like the first movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious is a pretty dumb movie with great intentions of being something "cool" and doing that it was less successful but at least it wasn't that bad. Brainless action has seen much better films but also there have been worse, and I think this one is somewhere in-between.
Porno de coches muy malo.
A better than i thought movie...with some good car chases and a good villian in Cole Hauser (Pitch Black).
A shitty sequel filled with bad acting and a boring story. I was disappointed with this especially since I loved the first.
I guess I'll give ups for fast cars but not much else to like about this film.
Even more cliche but it knows it. Slightly better than the first.
About on par with the first one. So if you liked that...
Holy shit, no one told me one of these was actually GOOD.
It's still dumb as a bag of hammers but it shows the difference you get with an actual director rather than technicians like Cohen or Lin. Singleton's the only director in this franchise who knows what kind of movie he's supposed to be making, and actually delivers it. WTF happened to him anyway - I know he's had the world's shittiest career but get him back for Fast 8, pronto.
So that's 3 1/2 stars for the movie and an additional 1/2 for the title.
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