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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.
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.
Paul Walker, now separated from the LAPD, is caught street racing in Florida, and is roped in by the police to bring down a drug lord, or else, bye bye clean record. The premise reeks of improbable cop show, and the plot descends into boredom by the midway point. This time, Walker is paired with Tyrese, but their flat chemistry is not a patch on that which Walker shared with Vin Diesel in the first film. 2 Fast 2 Furious is at it's best during the action sequences - the races and chases are slickly shot, showcasing some nifty stunt work.
I only planned to re-watch the opening chase, but the film held me all the way through thanks in part to John Singleton’s expertise behind the camera. Tyrese really elevates this film from being a run of the mill sequel. He and Paul Walker have great chemistry, and Eva Mendes adds to the equation nicely.
It ends up being a sequel that tweaks the formula yet remains unscathed. I thought the final action sequence could have been more exciting, and the Duke of Hazard moment almost ruined it all.
Sequel to The Fast and the Furious is an awful disjointed mess of an action film that doesn’t have anything interesting going for it. Sure, it boasts some entertaining car chases, and that’s it. Of course that’s the whole point of the series in the first place, watching car chases and stuff, but they could have added a good story to the elevate the action as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good popcorn action film, but 2 Fast 2 Furious just doesn’t have what it takes to be a memorable action film. I think that the filmmakers could have put a lot more effort into making this film, and for what it is, it’s a bland film…
It's difficult to even rate these. The script is dumb as bricks, the plot is rote, everyone except Cole Hauser is awful (though Tyrese has his moments). Singleton gives the action some pop, but doesn't introduce anything newer or better than the first film.
But there's an air of fun about these films that's undeniable. It's horny douchebag male fun, but it's fun nonetheless.
Also, you could make a pretty fun supercut of all the times Paul Walker and Tyrese say "Bro" and "Bru."
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
After leaving the police and becoming a full time street racer in Miami, Brian soon discovers that his previous expertise is needed yet again.
Here we have the second entry in the Fast And Furious franchise, and yet again it proves that most sequels are never as good as their predecessors. The story is thinner this time around and is played more for laughs than anything else and even the car related set pieces seem to have lost their seriousness. The acting is as wooden as you would expect and the characters are completely one dimensional, and though it is good to see Paul Walker returning, his character feels completely different in this entry. The special effects are quite well…
Meh. Pretty much the same as the first
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