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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.
The best parts of this have kind of a cheap cough syrup vibe that keeps growing on me. Plus, Tyrese.
it's Fast and the Furious canon that Brian and Roman were a couple, right?
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…
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…
FURIOUS marathon to prep for FURIOUS 7 and upcoming Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments
Top 5 Contenders: Warehouse Switcharoo – A seemingly endless multicolored parade of cars cascade out to confound police... Audition for Verone – Brian and Rome beat their competition to retrieve a package from the bad guy's impounded Ferrari... Not really in the running, but points for originality to the Nightclub Rat Torture scene, because, well, a rat almost burrows into a cop's belly.
Not Top 5 Contenders: Dumb Dukes of Hazzard-inspired finale, though I suppose John Singleton and co. deserve credit for calling themselves on it.
Ian Buckwalter called this one "practically unwatchable" but I thought it was a marked improvement on the opener. The plot…
Ok, me agrada la separación de los canales RGB durante la primer carrera. Y resulta que es ligeramente más entretenida de lo que recordaba, que básicamente era es aburridísima. Aún así...
Given that the seventh instalment of the series later on this year is pretty much one of the few films that appears worth looking forward to I decided to actually catch up with that franchise having previously only watched and enjoyed the first one (and of course Roger Corman's pretty much unrelated classic).
Really loved the action. I am often on the look out for undemanding but satisfying no-brainer action and though this seems to be something that should be easy to locate it is virtually a Mission Impossible. Either the CGI is too obnoxious or the films try to be too clever for their own good or they are totally uninspired.
Here, however, we have a case of "Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride".
Solid enough action, fun buddy chemistry, that's about it.
If nothing else, this film at least gave us it's title, Ludacris and Tyrese.
Part 2 of Ranking the FAST & FURIOUS franchise....
I remember not liking this film on my initial watch of it in 2003. There was something about it that just didn't feel right... maybe the presence of Vin Diesel or the initial group from the 1st movie....
However, watching it again after a while, and counting it as part of a whole that is The Fast and Furious franchise, I actually enjoyed it a whole lot more.
Don't get me wrong, there's a number of things not right with this film - like the horrid CG cars in the racing sequences - especially the one in the beginning.... Like seriously, they pride themselves on being a street racing film... but there's…
Does this count as sadomasochism?
When I heard John Singleton, director of Poetic Justice and Boyz n the Hood was directing 2 Fast 2 Furious I was expecting a more serious street racing film. What we got instead was the most video game inspired entry the series would ever have. 2 Fast 2 Furious is goofy fun, over the top characters, bathed in neon, glistening in the heat of Miami.
After Brian let Dom go in the previous entry in the series he now is on the run, working at a garage in Miami and has earned quite a reputation as a street racer. But the FBI need his help bringing down a crime boss. Brian enlists the help of his old friend Roman Pierce…
It only took one sequel to ditch whatever realism was left, and head towards high octane ridiculousness, a TV camp if you will. Thankfully, a sort of in between direction was later found, that most of the franchise is probably better off for, while leaving this particular entry in the dust.
Interestingly enough, the opening street race now has corners.
2 Fast is all over the place, and only amounts to a cheesy afternoon with a big car jump stunt and an garage switch-a-roo. It seemed to have lost most of the charm the original had. Charm that was rediscovered by some later chapters. Still, this movie lays the groundwork for some important characters, and establishes the history of Brian…
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
On Facebook last night, I discovered a picture that was relentlessly amusing. It read 'replace one word in a movie…