The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
USA / Japanese
"If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control. "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, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing.
Hardly "just another car movie", very underestimated
When I first saw the trailer for this movie, when I first heard
about...heck, when I first saw the LAME MOVIE board propped up in the
movie theater, I was going "oh great, another the fast and the furious
movie, just what the world needs, more poser cars!!" It certainly does
give that impression, and based on what I had seen in the previous
movies, I wasn't very enticed to see it. The previous stories hardly
had a plot, there was a start, and no end; no conclusion.
On opening day, my friend convinced me to go, I convinced myself that
the Japanese models were worth it, since I really, really, didn't want
to see the movie, but an hour before it screened, all of I sudden I
didn't feel as bad about watching the movie, in fact, I was starting to
get hyped about it, I don't know what came over me.
To the movie, now. Like any car racing movie, you have lots of hot
cars. In this movie, the main character, Sean, is basically a rookie
driver who gets sent to japan, and works his way up the system, in
terms of illegal street racing. Typical plot, you say? There is strong
character development, in terms of allies and enemies, and the plot
twisted a bit, enough to keep me on the seat, and from leaving. The
constant action, less talk, more driving, and some storyline in between
works out well, and the way the that the drivers drive, certainly
define their personality (agressive, altruistic, insane,
conservatively), as they carry that driving personality outside of the
streets and track, while on foot.
The cinematography is amazing in most parts, I always felt as though I
was gonna crash into the screen or fall off some mountain, 'nuff said.
Overall, the previous movies have certainly hyped up the series, in a
bad way, but this is the start to a new series, this is a whole new
SECTION of the movies. These cars don't even have neon lights, for
Don't let the people who didn't watch vote 1, they are idiots who judge
based on the fact that it's fast and furious. They're the kids, who
think they're too cool for a street race movie, so they vote 1.
However, I'm sure if I asked any of them to watch, they'd certainly go.
At first, I would've voted one, but that would've been the immature,
sore loser thing to do, and immature sore losers know what each other
think - therefore I know how they think, s'true.
If you're a fan of movies with high paced action, slightly overdone
special effects, an incorporated story, plot twists, and just an
overall great hour or two to spend your summer, this is the movie to do
|Nr of disks/tapes:||1|
|Storage device:||Divx 5|