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 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.
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.
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…
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.
Somehow manages to be even worse than the first one, not an easy feat by any means. I had actually pegged Singleton as a better director than Cohen, but this film single-handedly obliterates any good will the guy might have ever had. The film is shot like a porno, a feeling only heightened whenever Cole Hauser shows up, seemingly ready to Brazzer the place up at any given moment. Then there's Tyrese Gibson's necessity to finish every single goddamn sentence with a semi-pronounced "brah," as if he's about to have a stroke. Paul Walker is just happy to be standing in front of a camera. Jesus Christ. Justin Lin can't get here fast enough.
My every fear about this franchise came true in this clunker.
2 Fast 2 Furious is the beautiful and haunting story of love blossoming between two men. It's a tale of male friendships that are plagued by jealousy when females threaten their brotherhood.
Our hero is called Brian (the now deceased Paul Walker in his finest role) who flounces onto the screen with bouncy blond hair and an idiotic grin. Brian is the subject of adoration from an ex-partner in crime, a black Adonis called Roman Pearce (as in 'Pearce my bumhole') who is still seething over a past rejection. Within moments of the two meeting they are tussling in the dust - Brian with his legs wide open with Roman hooked around him barking out such regrets as "when I…
A fun follow up to the first one. This movie follows Brian (Paul Walker), now ex-cop, street racing in Miami. He is recruited by the FBI to bring down a drug dealer. He recruits an old friend Roman (Tyrese GIbson) to go under cover as street racers.
This film is fun. It has some good acting from Tyrese Gibson and Paul Walker. Also Ludacris and Eva Mendes are decent in this. This movie, while not as good as the first one, is quite a bit of fun. There are some awesome moments and some funny moments too. I just got to say though the FBI agents in this kind of suck. They keep almost breaking their cover…
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A ludicrous sequel that ditches any sense but ramps up the action and car play, throwing a clichéd crime boss villain into the mix. It's a silly but enjoyable big dumb action film with a Street Racing twist. 5/10.
The original was better simply for being original. Piece of advice for Paul Walker....stop saying bro!
The Fast and the Furious might not have been an excellent movie, but it did lay plenty of positive groundwork for a sequel to build off of. A couple years after the success of the first movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious was released. And what did it do? Take all the good elements of the first movie and jettison them. Then it took the negatives of the first movie and reinforced them. Then it wrapped that all up in a completely pointless package and served it to the audience. I personally was less then amused.
After getting kicked off the police force, Brian O'Conner makes money street racing on the roads of Miami. After a random opening race, Brian is…
The best of the series. Ain't sayin' much
I know Paul Walker isn't exactly Daniel Day Lewis...but here he channels his inner Keanu Reeves for a truly wooden performance!
Also...being warned that this was a bit of a turkey I was given a drinking game.
Whenever anyone says 'Bro' take a shot!
Don't think I will be getting up for work tomorrow....