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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…
(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…
Wait, are these movies about how much we take pride in and define ourselves by our belongings and hobbies, just capitalizing specifically on cars and street racing? Either way, Tokyo Drift certainly is. This is a surprisingly culturally profound story too, seeing a cocky American boy learn the positive ways of expressing his passion by immersion in a foreign culture. Having finally seen this, I have a whole new appreciation for Han's character as well, as he's presented as a tired warrior who leads Sean through this journey. It's also super stylish, using the neon lighting of Tokyo and syncing it with slower, intimate music to full effect. I really enjoyed this one.
"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…
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…
Perhaps the HALLOWEEN III of the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise: a standalone that holds its own. Justin Lin uses the popular franchise moniker to tell a story of cultural assimilation. A solid B-movie.
Lucas Black has all the charisma of a two-by-four, and Brian Tee looks constipated rather than tough. A step down.
any movie with Bow Wow gets one star automatically. With no Paul Walker in this one, this 3rd installment was dry and boring. No Like.
Speed Racer was better. Eh who am I kidding. Speed Racer is the greatest film in the world.
I was disappointed at the lack of NOS in the races. A freakin' motorcycle had two cans, but none of the cars could use any?
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Idiotic fun. Black is the worst actor working today. The racing sequences are exciting and well done. The surprise appearance of Vin Diesel at the end was very satisfying.
It's dumb but at least it knows what it is and has heart.
Han is cool and everyone, and everything else, about this movie kinda sucks.
Dumme Dialoge, nervige Hauptdarsteller und eine lahme Story. Einizig die Rennen sind ganz nett in Szene gesetzt. Schwächster Teil der Reihe.
This list smells of poo.
Again, I've reviewed most of these, behind list view and that.
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