The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift ★★★

The car's the star in Justin Lin's debut effort in the Fast/Furious franchise, which both brings the series back to its roots after the Miami Vice escapades of the second film, and all but ignores its continuity with a standalone story of an American expat (Lucas Black, American Gothic) getting mixed up in the Japanese drift racing subculture. Lots of dayglo Asian fetishism to match the car porn, for sure, but it's far from the nadir of the series it's usually made out to be.