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2 Fast 2 Furious
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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 second instalment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, 2 Fast 2 Furious continues the journey of Brian O'Conner and further expands the realms of this series by bringing in some new characters who replace the cast of the previous chapter and event though it stays true to its street racing roots, the whole experience is far too inferior to its predecessor.
Following the events of the first film, 2 Fast 2 Furious follows Brian as he now finds himself being chased by the FBI and is eventually caught by the US Customs Service which offers him a clean slate in exchange for his assistance in bringing down a Miami-based drug lord. Agreeing to help, Brian enlists the help…
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.
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…
A fun, high octane sequel that makes me wanna go play Need for Speed or something. The plot is quite ridiculous, but let's be honest, no one is watching these movies for the intricate plots. We got a bunch of good looking cars revving loudly, going fast and doing sweet jumps. Anything else is a bonus.
This was before the series really became great and many people consider it the worst of the series, but it has its moments and it does introduce some characters that will be amazing in future installments.
Removing the heart that was Vin Diesel from the Fast and the Furious leaves it much more hollow that the first installment, but Walker has enough charm to pick up the slack and make it enjoyable none the less.
1/2 the cast, 1/2 the thrill.
THIS one...this was the one I just plain KNEW I was going to hate. Not only did they replace Vin with Tyrese, not only did the cars look stupider, not only did the soundtrack sound shittier but Ludacris had a ludicrous fro and was in a featured role.
I HAD to hate it.
That's what my younger self thought and that's what I assumed going into it. Amazing how 90 minutes later my opinion could be flipped!
It's not the high water mark for this franchise. In fact it falls pretty low on the scale but again it is far from a 'bad' movie. It's a film that had a lot of work to…
Fast and Furious is back again, with an awful title, no Vin Diesel, and no Ja Rule. The last part of that sentence is the most depressing.
Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) has moved to Miami, wanting a fresh start. He has befriended Tej (Ludacris and Suki (Devon Aoki), two people involved in the Miami street-racing circuit. When trying to escape a street race, he is caught by the cops and forced into a deal with the FBI to take down drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) with his childhood friend Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson).
If that sounded like a convoluted mess, then you're right on the money, as the story jumped all over the place. Unlike the first film where…
Let me get this straight.
You got John Singleton to direct a movie with two leads of different races and you had the context of a triple cross between police, a drug magnate, and a private detective and it's NOT the best movie ever?
How did you mess up THAT poorly?
Watching women get sexualized for 106 minutes did a number on my sexuality. That kind of sensory overload is just decimating to my heterosexuality and I feel really queasy rn.
Fast forward to the part where the Dodge Challenger and the Mitsubishi Eclipse have a roaring match.
Better than I remembered, but still not great, 2 Fast is the sleepy brother to its sequel and prequel. Tyrese is great fun, and there's some intense high-action stuff in this movie, but any time Eva Mendes or Cole Hauser show up, this movie flatlines. The relationship between Pablo and Tyrese is often as grating as it ever is enjoyable. I'd no longer say it's the one worth skipping; there may not be one worth skipping.
It's not very good but you can feel the first hints at what the series will become; over the top, silly, and amazing.
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.