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…
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'.
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…
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?
Some may say that Tokyo Drift may be the weakest movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, but I think its totally underrated. Yes, it features a relatively unknown cast, and the 2 actors that built this franchise (Paul Walker and Vin Diesel), aren't featured (albeit in Diesel's case, very little), and they decided to take the story to the other end of the world... but I think this actually works in the movie's favour.
This was Justin Lin's first F&F movie, and he totally pushed the series thereafter into the stratosphere with the later movies. Purists may call these movies mindless, tasteless and a total waste of time, but what they really are, is adrenaline filled fun that has…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
After being arrested repeatedly by the police for dangerous driving, Sean is sent to live with his father in Tokyo, but he soon discovers that the local street racing scene is a lot more dangerous.
Here we have the third entry in the Fast And Furious franchise, and though it is really only a sequel in name only, it presents the viewer with quite an entertaining plot. The story is just as silly as it's predecessors and there are parts where all realism is just thrown out of the window, but it does present the viewer with a story that never gets dull. The acting is as wooden as you would expect and the characters are completely one dimensional, but…
worst in the series.
La más floja de la saga aunque gana si has visto los post-créditos de la A Todo Gas 6 y sale Sonny Chiba. Se deja ver
Slim Shady with a sketchy accent gets sent off to Tokyo for getting into trouble with his mom for racing a jock over a girl, and crashing. Racing is all he knows. With nothing left to lose and more enemies than friends, he risks it all in order to win the respect he never got back at home. He is the laughing stock of the local scene. Different rules, different gangs, different attitudes. But one person sees his potential, his character. He gives our hero one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything he ever wanted. Will he capture it? Or just let it slip? Yo.
When this new found friend gets brutally taken from him, he really has no choice…
"Fifty percent of something is better than a hundred percent of nothing"
I love Tokyo, the stories pace is good. Races are fun. Incredible visuals.
Just to preface this review, I have never watched any entry in this franchise before this point. I decided to give them a go in the series entirety after being convinced that I will enjoy at least "one" of them. I've now watched part 3 and here is what I thought.
Tokyo drift is a lot of things. A direct sequel to 2 Fast 2 Furious it is not. Nor is it trying to be. It appears that the franchise was trying to branch out into different sub genres of racing here. This time it takes us to the underground world of "Drift" racing in Japan. It gives us a new cast of characters and an entirely new direction. Lucas…
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