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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…
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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…
This might be be a unpopular and controversial opinion for those who r truly fast and furious, which is not how i would describe a gal like i, but i really don't think u should try to literally murder someone to win a car race. Maybe I'm wrong tho? In the second one paul walker rip and Tyrese are vroom vrooming between two tractor trailers and they straight up cause a dude to get fucking crushed to death in the wheels and then they laugh about it bc they beat the dude??? Everyone in these movies is a psycho sorry. Except for han who's an angel and a babe.
Well what the hell were they thinking with this one?
Talk about running before you can walk. I might have enjoyed 2 Fast 2 Furious a lot more than the original, but that was certainly no reason for them to get ideas above their station and try a spin-off or whatever the fuck this was meant to be. We're just getting used to the characters (well, one of them, maybe two) and then you get rid of them - for THIS.
No. For a start, drifting. Who gives a shit about drifting? Who on earth out there heard about this film and thought, "WOAH DRIFTING?! FINALLY!" Just drive the fucking cars. It's not even as if the driving…
probably the most abstract of the series. the races serve as pure expression, and they're beautiful
all i can say is that white ppl r absolute shit at writing asian characters
like the efforts they took 2 hav japan as the backdrop and still hav a white main character... honeslty han shouldv been the main character not a mysterious mr miyagi type just there to "further the plot", the writers rly did him dirty. god...
also did no1 bother telling the main white actor how 2 pronounce gaijin hahahahha
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The third F&F might come in ahead of the original as an action/racing/White Boy fantasy movie. Ne'er-do-well good ol' boy Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) lands in dangerous, neon-lit Tokyo, and the filmmakers have the decency to include zero cliché (/racist) pentatonic licks in the score (and yet somehow the audience still understands that "We're in Asia Now"). Black has charisma, certainly more than series regular Paul Walker (I know I'm not supposed to say that, RIP!), and chemistry with his costars Shad Moss, Nathalie Kelley, and Sung Kang. Plus, new director Justin Lin brings a fresh look to the action. The racing is the most exciting so far, boosted by the addition of "drifting," which, while a real-life technique, operates…
It's fun to go back and watch these early Fast and the Furious movies knowing all the timeline shenanigans that had to be cooked up later. That part of the story and the franchise is totally successful for me - I love that they were straight up like "everyone likes this character we killed off, how can we bring him back?"
That said, the trope of the white kid who comes to town and immediately becomes everyone's hero is a little stale, and Lucas Black isn't doing anything to make me forget how tropey his character is. Would you believe it if I told you he keeps getting in trouble because hot girls keep throwing themselves at him and their sadistic boyfriends don't like it??
more like tokyo drift into sleep zzzz
É a milésima vez que assisto esse filme, mas só dessa vez percebi o quão ruim é.
Cacete, como o roteiro disso é terrível e completamente sem noção.
Ah, e porque escolher um ator de 26 anos para o papel de um menor de idade?
A montagem é confusa.
A atuação é mediana.
Ainda bem que eu gosto de carrinhos.
Ah, e a CG disso tá envelhecendo mal...
As cenas de ação são ok. A direção sabe o que tá fazendo, ao menos na hora de dirigir as cenas de ação.
Lin's first foray and definitely much different(and worse) than the next 3 installments.
This entry doesn't feature a heist, which I think makes it the only installment to just be about racing.
Also thanks for retroactively killing off the best character.
Incredibly hopeless waste of a film. The only good thing, it was set in Japan. I love Japan , yet this movie made me not like Japan as much. Shame. Shame . Shame
weirdly this is my fav movie from the saga