Yamakasi 2
Öga rött, Ett

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.
Shawn Yue Takeshi Nakazato
Edison Chen Ryousuke Takahashi
Jay Chou Takumi Fujiwara
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang Bunta 'Tofuman' Fujiwara (as Anthony Wong)
Chapman To Itsuki Tachibana
Tsuyoshi Abe Kenji
Anne Suzuki Natsuki Mogi
Kenny Bee Yuuichi 'Gasman' Tachibana
Liu Keng Hung Seiji Iwaki
Jordan Chan Kyouichi Sudou
Kiyohiko Ueki Iketani
Kazuo Yashiro SpeedStars Member
Miki Kuroiwa Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
Megumi Seitone Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
Sayaka Takizawa Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
Director: Wai Keung Lau,Siu Fai Mak
Producer: Wai Keung Lau
Writer: Felix Chong,Shuichi Shigeno
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?

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 6.3
Musician: Kwong Wing Chan
Running time: 104 min (DVD edition) / 107 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3