The most important part of The Fast and the Furious is inarguably the racing sequences and their overall effectiveness. Will it make people drift in the parking lot leaving the theatre? A loner at school, his only connection to the indifferent world around him is through illegal street racing — which has made him particularly unpopular with the local authorities. To avoid jail time, Sean is sent out of the country to live with his Farther in the military, in a cramped apartment in a low-rent section of Tokyo. The three cameos in the film were well placed, though a bit campy at the very end. The California scenes pay homage to Justin Lin's earlier film, Better Luck Tomorrow, almost feeling like an extension of that film. The dialogue, as I stated, can be funny - because of its stupidity.
The guy who plays Han is surprisingly good, going through the movie without looking as if he was hired from a nearby sushi bar. Character development is too hurried at times, much like this review. Both Twinkie and Han serve as guides or mentors to Sean, as he becomes more familiar with Japan, school, drifting, and its associated group. Sean, a 'dude' who loves to race at high speeds for no apparent reason, is sent to Tokyo to live with his military dad and ends up being drawn to the racing circuit again, witnessing a new style of race called 'drift' as seen in Need For Speed Underground, to those that don't know. The love interest does well as eye candy. From his distant father, to his language barrier, to being unfamiliar with traditional customs.
However, except in a few fleeting moments, they are not as enthralling as they should be and this is one of the most disappointing aspects of The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Why write a review if you've only seen the trailer for the film? He's moved from town to town with his divorced mother, and getting into problems with the law, before finding himself in Southern California. Sean continues to find himself as an outsider. And film director, Justin Lin did an great job getting his vision to film. . In trouble with the law yet again, Sean finds himself moving to Japan, for reasons that aren't particularly clear.
His mannerism is interesting during the California scenes and you actually do get to like him, however he quickly outwears his welcome. With that said, it's actually pretty entertaining, and isn't all that bad. In retrospect, Twinkie seems like an unnecessary character, and quickly gets shelved to Sung Kang's Han, who steals the show like a pimp. At least its original, I guess. That's about all that matters I guess. The mounted camera on a super-fast go-cart gave some spectacular shots. To avoid time in prison he is sent to Tokyo to live with his father who is in the military.
Of course, I expected it to be a pile of steaming garbage, particularly with the formula of increasingly dodgy sequels. I kept my eyes on the movie the whole time, mainly because of the souped cars, but the fact that I went through the movie without flinching a lot, except at some of the bad dialogue that was prevalent , says quite a lot. Racing-wise, this was a vendor-fest. This is worse - the moonlight drifting scene is embarrassingly bad. I admit that I didn't really get bored during the film, which may lead to my rose-tinted view of it compared to my original perception of what it would be like.
Sean Boswell is an unlikeable character. I was quite surprised by The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Tokyo Drift was a good film. Original Title:- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 Rating: 5. The cars and action sequences were amazingly choreographed, one even leaving my whole theatre clapping for the protagonist. This movie had more semblance of a plot than the rest of the franchise, the action stayed fresh and actually flowed with the plot, and the characters actually had motivation this time! Sean meets Twinkie Lil Bow Wow , and Han Sung Kang , the latter of which appears to be the same character from Better Luck Tomorrow. Maybe my view of The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift is heightened by the fact that I cracked a few jokes during the movie.
Yeah, this is the one of those film series people will hate before seeing. And of course, cool cars. I will admit that no-one looks for a good plot in a Fast and the Furious movie, but still, the less said, the better. Time didn't drag though, which is a clear sign that The Fast and Furious is indeed quite watchable, despite its other pre-eminent faults. Will it spark interest in the vendor-sponsored cars? This was particularly refreshing, as the food jokes, Engrish jokes, height jokes, etc.
The final confrontation, for me, is pretty good to watch, but only arouses the senses once in a while. From his unjustified temper, to his grating southern accent, Han becomes more of the likable protagonist. Star Wars, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future are the only exceptions that have worked in the past because there's an on-going story line. C - Because it served its purpose in entertaining me with awesome drifts, over-sized exhaust pipes, and kick butt photography for a car racing film. Now, the racing scenes were actually not that bad. What compels me to give The Fast and The Furious a relatively favourable rating is the fact that it is, like I said, quite watchable. But car movies are seldomly done in trilogies.
So when I went to see it with some friends, I had obvious misgivings. We see the crowds of students in the courtyard, almost peripheral to a particular point in time. In fact, I saw some guy in a Camry attempting to do so. Well, it is, the casual viewer can detect a plothole or two from even reading those two lines. As soon as he arrives he discovers a new, fun but dangerous way of street racing in the underworld of the streets of Tokyo, Japan. To go on, except to state that Sean ends up making friends with a guy named Han, is pointless.
Unlike other particular American films, the culture of Japan was portrayed in a positive light. Now I am dating myself if that's the only film I can come up with when it comes to trilogies. But that's what I watched it for, to have my brains parked outside the cinema and let the brainlessness drive me through a two hour entertainment. The second cameo ties the film to its predecessor. Finally, there are two notable cameos in this film among others. These misgivings, or at least the worst ones, such as the movie being unbearable to even look at, were fortunately unfounded. Anyway, I had the opportunity to see this movie yesterday.