I'm not a fan of the term "Guilty Pleasure" so I decided to make my list called the "Fuck you,…
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
These movies wouldn't normally be my sort of thing but with Sky Movies constantly streaming film after film, the odd one seems to get a watch. This one set in Tokyo is just that little bit different from the other couple I've seen, no Vin Diesel (almost)for a start which is very refreshing.
Justin Lin directs this full throttle film with a lot of rather fit young Asian ladies and the customary bad boy with a past. Lucas Black takes on the mantle of the street racer this time around who's shipped off the Japan after trouble back in the States. An army brat, he struggles to fit in and is soon out on a limb with more outsiders. This…
Tokyo Drift is a departure from the rest of the series in that it doesn't feature any of the previous cast. I kind of see it as the Temple of Doom of the Fast and Furious series given that its story is set out of sequence. The events seen in the film technically take place after the events of fourth and fifth movies, which make Tokyo Drift even more of a departure from the rest of series. This is a third time watch for me, and I would say that it is my favorite of the F&F series.
The second half of the film is bit stale I admit, but the first half of the movie is really solid. The…
I think Justin Lin, the Director of this movie had the editor on a drip feed of skittles & coke during working hours.
It's an incomprehensible little spasm of a film featuring some teeth dryingly awful camera 'techniques'.
Two exiled men on a rooftop in Tokyo:
American: "So how'd you end up over here anyway?"
North Korean: "You know those old westerns, where the cowboys make a run for the border? This is my Mexico."
Justin Lin's first F&F film is the black sheep of the franchise, but also the origin of its near-utopian multiculturalism. The way he depicts Japan is not too far removed from Coppola's approach in LOST IN TRANSLATION - shooting on location renders Tokyo as a fully realized entity while our protagonist, the stranger in a strange land, is a blank. Sean connects most strongly with fellow outsiders (or "gaijin," to use the Japanese term employed here as the gravest of insults) who have…
Well now I've got what are supposed to be the two worst of the series out of the way.
Tokyo Drift is slightly better than 2 Fast 2 Furious but not by much. There's a lot not to like here. The biggest issue by far is the plot. I mean I know I should expect these films to be implausible but this is ridiculous. Who thought taking a country boy (Lucas Black) and sending him to Tokyo because he can't stay out of "trouble" was a good idea? I guess I'm supposed to suspend my disbelief, and be ok with a guy from Alabama learning enough Japanese to go to school in Japan instantly. On top of that I gotta…
What the hell is this...?
So I'm making my way through the entire Fast and Furious series, and this is the first film I'm watching that I haven't seen before.
Seriously, if these kids spent half their time in school, instead of on the street... they wouldn't end up in half the shit they do!
And what's the moral of the story? Seriously, what is it? As far as I'm concerned, this film had both no story and no lesson. Basically, Hick the Redneck works out that: You know what got me into all this mess in the first place... racing! So, what should I do to fix this up and restore honour... racing! Is this guy a moron?
I do have somewhat of a soft spot for the `Fast` franchise and although this is by no means my favourite, quite possibly my least in fact, it's still something I am able to watch. This probably being my close to tenth viewing after flicking through Sky Movies.
The first concern with the film is Lucas Black, his voice becomes abrasive as the film goes on and the Southern accent does not seem to fit within the film itself. On the acting side of things he's fairly wooden and bland, and the supporting cast don't really lend themselves much to improving the film either. I honestly couldn't pick a stand out performance from the bunch. In the wider perspective of…
This week the Super Action Bros speed out to Japan to skid through the dangerous curves of Tokyo Drift.
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So the best thing about this movie probably is Han, who will continue throughout the series. The main character is just okay and the female lead is a wasted plot device (as is the father) but the action scenes are pretty awesome.
One of my favorites from the series, and kind of a guilty pleasure.
Mostly because it takes place in Japan
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
At the time of release, I was a fan of this franchise.
I no longer give one single fuck.
However, this movie doesn't deserve the hate it often gets from fans.
The script is quite bad and the acting is terrible, but none of that really matters in this type of film.
The film does have some well-shot car chases and a glossy vision of Tokyo.
The soundtrack is really good. I even once owned a copy of the CD.
Most fans of this franchise dislike this movie, but I appreciate it for the shiny toy that is.
Frequently embarrassing and nonsensical. However, features genuinely exciting car action, enough to prompt me to shop exhaust systems for my own car online during the less interesting segments.
Plot holes abound in this under-cast film. The lead cannot handle the role he played and the story line is once again lacking.
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