Tau man ji D (2005)
China / English
"It's not what you drive, it's what drives you "After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.
Too many wrong turns
It would've been so easy.
Just do the stupid, obvious thing.
You're Hong Kong cinema. You're attempting to cram 17 manga volumes
worth of material into about two hours, and with a limited cast and
budget. You have no idea what made the source material great or how the
fans of the manga are going to take it.
MAKE IT ALL ABOUT RACING. *Not* a pathetic drunken loser of a father,
*not* an extremely minor subplot involving an extremely minor
girlfriend that somehow keeps getting hashed to death, *not* a
mischaracterization of Itsuki ten times worst than the more inept anime
bungling. Racing, and racers.
The tragically sparse driving scenes are by far the most entertaining
part of the movie. Even Takumi's solo runs were fun to watch, and the
incredible three-way battle at the end has to be seen to be believed.
In between these, we get a depressing amount of tedious drama involving
characters far too cardboard to give a damn about.
Easy as pie. Pretend you've never heard of Natsuki or circling the
water, and give us two hours of spectacular, unbelievable racing
action. Why couldn't it have been that?
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