|The Fast and the Furious - Tokyo Drift |
Actors: Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Bow Wow, Damien Marzette, Trula M. Marcus
Director: Justin Lin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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, SEAN GETS CAUGHT UP IIN THE UNDERGROUND WORLD OF DRIFT RACING.
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Cory H. from WHITTIER, CA
Reviewed on 10/15/2013...
The only good part of this movie is the first 10 minutes, which includes (spoiler alert) the race & crash of the main character. Otherwise it has no point in being included in this franchise of movies. Yes the rest are quite corny, but this one just plain sucks.
Roderick S. (drrdsingleton93274ca) from GRANADA HILLS, CA
Reviewed on 12/22/2009...
This = not as good as the 1st,But still not that bad lots of action & you know that it took truck loads of $$$ for that. I have not seen the newest,but from what I have heard it's crap.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
MICHAEL ACUNA | Southern California United States | 06/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Loud, Brash, Noisy, Sexy, Morally Murky, Bursting with Energy and Guts, Justin Lin's (the terrific "Better Luck Tomorrow") take on episode 3 of the "Fast and Furious" franchise is a great way to spend a hot Summer afternoon along with a gallon size soft drink and a tub of Popcorn.
Here Lin is in Tokyo with the stoic, deadpan line reading Lucas Black (as the booted out of the US to avoid Juvenile detention, Shane Boswell...a car nut addicted to driving fast and grinning like a Cheshire cat) who, of course finds the local car culture and its inhabitants by way of a school pal, Twinkie played by the appealing Bow-Wow. And he just as quickly falls in with the "wrong crowd" consisting of Han, a sort of Sensei to Shane (the enigmatic and excellent Sung Kang from "Face" and "Better Luck Tomorrow"), and the villain of the piece, Yamata played with his face crunched and a constant sneer by Sonny Chiba. Then there is the lovely Neela (Nathalie Kelley...a dead ringer for FFI's Jordana Brewster): like Shane and Twinkie a High School (!)student with very, very permissive parents.
Lin directs this piece to within an inch of its life: your eyes and ears are never bored, never without something to feast your eyes upon or pop your fingers to.
Lin never judges his characters, we never feel that he is slumming...he always respects the material he is given to direct and he always puts his personal stamp on everything that he does.
I wish he were given something as meaningful and heartfelt as "Better Luck Tomorrow" to direct but he's young and he has many many movies to make before he is through.
James J. Caterino | 12/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lucas Black (the kid from the "American Gothic" TV series and the "X-Files" movie) has matured into a charismatic young actor with a brooding screen presence. He does a terrific job picking up the franchise torch from Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in this killer sequel, a well crafted guilty pleasure that delivers the Fast and Furious goods.
Sexy, colorful, edgy, expertly paced, with a great opening sequence and a knockout ending, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" is formula genre filmmaking at its absolute finest. The movie has a beautiful female lead (Nathalie Kelley), cool sidekicks, wonderfully over the top villains, and a great setting (the filmmakers do a great job utilizing the Tokyo locations).
This movie is a real rush of adrenaline. A wicked guilty pleasure that lives up to its title.
3 Fast, 3 Furious
Cowboy on the Ocean | West Texas Native | 10/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After buying the original "The Fast and The Furious" I found most of my enjoyment came from making fun of the movie and shaming it. However, I can now say I am a fan of the trilogy (all 3 films are good).
Lucas Black is simply The Man and gives another great performance here. Bow Wow does a surprisingly good job as well. Car buffs and street racers will especially like this movie (which I am neither). This is a fast paced and exciting action packed movie that many will enjoy."