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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
On the streets of Tokyo, speed needs no translation...
In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing
Part 3 of ONE LAST RIDE
Woah. What was I thinking a few years back when I first saw this one? I used to hate this movie and I was completely dreading to rewatch this one, but color me surprised. No, VERY surprised. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is easily the best film so far in the franchise, blowing the first two out of the water. There's an actual plot with understandable motives, a much better sense of pacing, some sick car races and a somewhat memorable villain.
However, I still had some issues with it. Lucas Black might possibly be the worst actor to grace the big screen in quite some time. His acting always garners some…
The third instalment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift takes its street-racing thrills to a whole different continent, brings a new freshness into the series by discarding the original cast of its predecessors while adding a few new styles, but this new vibe fizzles out soon as the plot is marred by numerous shortcomings.
Set many years after the events of the first two movies when series chronology is taken into account, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift tells the story of a high-school teenager with a penchant for car racing who's sent to Tokyo to avoid prison time in America for his illegal street racing activities but soon discovers an…
"No past, no future, no problems...Just the moment"
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Parodies and subverts the earlier entries while demonstrating street racing in a purer form than any other entry. It treats drifting not like the impractical stunt it is but rather as that of an ancient martial arts technique, demonstrated in a number of wordless scenes where the gesture takes precedent over language. This is the new flying guillotine. The franchise has always been about family, but the father-son display of austerity mixed with total friendship finally feels like someone is making good on the promise. You can't escape the meat-headed, big-dicked politics of the teenage years, but you can run as long as possible.
The "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" of the Fast/Furious franchise, Justin Lin's "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" bears little connection to its predecessors beyond fast cars and a certain cameo. Those fast cars create energy and color, however, making the quick-paced, sometimes exhilarating experience an enjoyable, light-weight romp.
Following a teen troublemaker as he relocates from the US to Japan for one last chance living a life free of incarceration, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" finds the good-hearted youngster picking fights and racing cars down Tokyo's streets. A rebel without a cause who can rarely avoid trouble no matter his best intentions, the young man finds redemption behind the wheel as his own path tangles…
(Contains some small spoilers)
Part 3 of One Last Ride
"You’re like the Justin Timberlake of Japan, right?"
When I originally saw Tokyo Drift a few years ago, Ihated it because it didn't include any of the original cast (except for…) and I also didn't dig the transition from America to Japan.
Younger me is a fucking idiot.
Not only is Tokyo Drift my favorite out of the first three installments, but it is also super cool and super entertaining.
Lucas Black is Sean “Doesn't Give a Fuck” Boswell this time around, replacing Paul Walker’s O’Conner as the lead (white) dude. The one big thing I remembered about this character, from the first time…
"I have money, it's trust and character I need around me. You know, who you choose to be around you lets you know who you are. One car in exchange for knowing what a man's made of? That's a price I can live with."
Drifting seems like the perfect metaphor for this movie. Drifting is a silly maneuver with no real racing applications that is used (mostly in movies) merely to look cool, but it just works. It's fun and it looks awesome. Likewise, the film itself is apparently more concerned with aesthetics than anything else, but it just works. Where 2 Fast got bogged down in bland crime thriller plotting, Tokyo Drift stays focused on character, rooting its narrative…
... und die Moral des Films, ein Drift Race ist der Ursprung und die Lösung aller Probleme dieser Welt! Amen!
This is an engaging and visually appealing, movie considering it's about going fast and drifting. The only issue I have with it is the old ass guys who are supposed to be highschoolers. Also Han was super handsome.
The best of the fast and furious franchise with the best theme song imo.
Bliver nok aldrig træt af den her film, så underholdende! En af de bedste film i franchisen og helt sikkert den mest unikke!
I don't know what to feel about this. It's fun, but it' not really good fun.
"I got nothing but time"
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift could be considered the Halloween III of the series, depending on which way you look at it. It's the third installment and the series and it blatantly has no story connection to the first two. And for that, I like it more than the first two.
I still don't know if I'd go as far as to call it "good" but there are some things in it that make it slightly more interesting. But only slightly. One improvement is the main character. The characters in the first two movies were completely cookie-cutter, but in this movie we have character who's at the very least relatable. It seems like it's going for a troubled…
Against expectations, i sorta really dug this movie? It's still pretty stripped down, like it's just about dudes who like to hang out and dick around with cars for most of it in a completely normal way, unlike the main Fast & Furious crew who try to Point Break every single thing they do in their lives. Order takeout? POINT BREAK STYLE. Pay your taxes? POINT BREAK STYLE.
I gotta give this movie credit for leaning hard into the cliches (drifting? idk). Ignorant american goes to another country but this time he's just actually dumb, as in no fucking clue about anything. He's not the type of character who is just so fantastic at one thing that he can just wing…
this was so cool when it came out but it's just obviously a pretty bad movie
originally this list had a very specific focus- now it's basically just english-language action cinema post-matrix.