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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

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Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by Jesse Janssen (email, web) on 2004-02-23 21:12:17

I agree in many respects with Ulmer about "2 Fast, 2 Furious." To me it seemed too over the top; at times I wasn't sure whether I was watching an action movie or a fantasy movie. The original, "The Fast and The Furious", was made to show the life of twenty-something, underground street racers, meeting up to watch the kingpins of the racing scene duke it out on the asphalt and then running away when the cops arrived to halt their fun. It showed how the whole streetracing subculture brings together young kids in this country of all ages, backgrounds, and races. As director Rob Wilkes put it, anyone with a love of cars and a budget of around $10,000 (in range of most teenagers in America) could become a part of this subculture by taking a dime-a-dozen import, such as a Honda Civic, and making their own custom engine, body, and interior modifications. True to the purpose of the film, the cars that were shown in "The Fast and The Furious" were beautiful, fast, and loud, but not so modified and pricey that you would never want to risk wrecking them. It was a very interesting look into the lives of underground streetracers and the ups and downs of their almost outlaw style of living. Two years later, minus Wilkes and Vin Deisel, plus "2 Fast 2 Furious" is way over the top: the cars that are portrayed as being raced and cruised around in are ones that have been modified to an astronomical extent. No actual twenty-something, red-blooded american street racer would ever let their creation even touch the blacktop in real life. They would be strictly showcars.




Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by Jesse Janssen (email, web) on 2004-02-23 21:50:56

I agree entirely with Ulmer about "2 Fast, 2 Furious." To me it seemed too over the top; at times I wasn't sure whether I was watching an action movie or a fantasy movie. What I do disagree with him about is his opinions of the first movie. The original, "The Fast and The Furious", was made to show the life of twenty-something, underground street racers, meeting up to watch the kingpins of the racing scene duke it out on the asphalt and then running away when the cops arrived to halt their fun. It showed how the whole streetracing subculture brings together young kids in this country of all ages, backgrounds, and races. As director Rob Wilkes put it, anyone with a love of cars and a budget of around $10,000 (in range of most teenagers in America) could become a part of this subculture by taking a dime-a-dozen import, such as a Honda Civic, and making their own custom engine, body, and interior modifications. True to the purpose of the film, the cars that were shown in "The Fast and The Furious" were beautiful, fast, and loud, but not so modified and pricey that you would never want to risk wrecking them. It was a very interesting look into the lives of underground streetracers and the ups and downs of their almost outlaw style of living. I truly believe, as Ulmer does not, that "The Fast and The Furious" was a masterpiece. However, I can say none of the same for the sequel. Two years later, minus Wilkes and Vin Deisel, plus a new director and a new rough and tough friend of Brian O'Connor's, "2 Fast 2 Furious" is way over the top: the cars that are portrayed as being raced and cruised around in are ones that have been modified to an astronomical extent. No actual twenty-something, red-blooded american street racer would ever let their creation even touch the blacktop in real life. They would be strictly showcars. This movie had no purpose besides showing off the most tricked-out cars the producers could come up with. I loved Vin Diesel's character in the first movie, he was rough, he was gruff, but he had a touching side and truly showed his love for his family and crew at important moments in the film. Tyrese, on the other had, is just a cocky, angry-at-the-world toughman. His character never displayed any real knowledge of cars or their components and therefore his character is less believeable than Dominic Torreto(Diesel). Michelle Rodriguez was a true bad-ass as Letty in the first movie - we saw this when she clocked Lance in the nose to prevent him from ganging up on her boyfriend Domininc. The girl in "2 Fast" (whose character is so forgettable I can't remember her name), doesn't bring anything special to the table: no extensive knowledge of cars, no standout acting, lines, or scenes, but does sport a very annoying bright pink Honda S2000. Overall, in fact, there was no standout acting on the part of anyone. There was no pent-up rage from a tortured soul who made foolish mistakes like the character Diesel portrayed in the first movie, which was one of the most important components that made "The Fast and The Furious" a great flick. I just don't think there was much thought put into making "2 Fast" as good as it could have been. Like Ulmer says, it was just a sequel cash-in.




Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by John Ulmer (email) on 2004-02-25 15:25:49

Wow. I've never seen someone pick apart my reviews so deeply. I can't believe you're the same person who bashed my review of Beverly Hills Ninja!

Thanks for the feedback.




Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by Jesse Janssen (email, web) on 2004-02-25 20:25:54

We just like different types of comedy dude




Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by John Ulmer (email, web) on 2004-02-27 20:36:06

I don't think so, we just happened to disagree on one title. You said you like John Candy, so that accounts for something.




Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by Jesse Janssen (email, web) on 2004-03-03 23:18:57

Maybe, but do you find comedy in retarded "horror" movies? read my review of Jason X




Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by John Ulmer (email, web) on 2004-03-10 10:30:15

I'm not very big on horror films, but I can say that I get some good laughs out of "Pod People"...




Re: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Added by Joe Rickey   on 2004-08-09 03:40:28

It's Rob Cohen, not Wilkes. I liked both the original and the sequel for what they were. It certainly wasn't surprising that they were huge hits. To each their own though.




Annoying?????????
Added by Danni (email) on 2004-11-24 14:36:39

How can u comment on the masterpiece that is the Pink Honda S2000 in 2 Fast 2 Furious like dat?! Dat rly is jst not rite at all! Dat car is beautiful!




moron
Added by rae (email) on 2006-03-13 15:23:06

sure movies suck sometimes bot there's no way you can knock this one it is what it is
and there's some awsome cars in this thing
I enjoyed the movie just as much as I enjoy anything else I watch
the only thing that sucked was the dialog
and I think paul walker did a good job with what he was given




moron
Added by rae (email) on 2006-03-13 15:23:31

sure movies suck sometimes bot there's no way you can knock this one it is what it is
and there's some awsome cars in this thing
I enjoyed the movie just as much as I enjoy anything else I watch
the only thing that sucked was the dialog
and I think paul walker did a good job with what he was given




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