The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift dir. by

13 July 2006

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Rewatched 1st June 2019

So yeah, I gotta agree with my 2006 self, this is a car go fast, car go bang, girls wear short dresses film. But its still good fun, and giving the ret-conning of the Han storyline it is all the more awesome :) I mean, the plot makes no sense, why exactly do DK and Shawn race in the end? But you don’t turn on a Fast and Furious film looking for a plot.

Original review (13th July 2006) below:

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Car go fast. Car go bang. And look, pretty girls in short skirts.

Come on, that’s all you were expecting right? I mean, yes I enjoyed the first film, way back when. But it was nonsense. I avoided the second because I was afraid of a Paul Walker overdose. But I’ve been a fan of Lucas Black’s since those American Gothic days, and I figured some mindless entertainment might be fun.

And it was.

Although the plot makes no sense, it is all just an excuse for the cars to drift. And yes, drifting is cool, I thought so when I saw it last year on Top Gear and I still think so. But 104 minutes of drifting is slightly too much. Still, cars go fast. And cars go bang. So its all good. Can’t say as I was impressed by the pretty girls though.

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There is one bit that deserves praise though. I thought the action sequences were very well shot. All the directing in fact was great. Everything looked just as it should, although Black is too old to be playing a school kid. But Diesel was too old to play his role in first film, so maybe they are just sticking with tradition.

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5 Responses

  1. Carl V. says:

    As silly as it is this is one that I want to see. May not get to it in the theatre though. I enjoyed the first one, for the fast cars and because I enjoy Vin. I thought this one looked extremely silly because of the very thick hick accent. "I know, let's get a guy with a drawl and send him to Tokyo to race!". The cars look fantastic though and I've played all the Need for Speed Underground PC racing games and drifting is one of the funnest things to do in those games so I get it and I get why it appeals to so many, myself included.

  2. Fence says:

    I love Black's accent. Thats the main reason I went. I do think that it'd be better on the big screen, but can see why it might not be first choice when you head out to the cinema

  3. Carl V. says:

    I don't dislike his accent in and of itself, I just thought, in the trailers at least, it added an extra dimension of silliness to an already comical plot. I'll still end up seeing it.

  4. Fence says:

    He doesn't exactly fit in does he?

  5. Carl V. says:

    I'm sure that's probably the point though, isn't it.