Saturday, December 09, 2006


My grandma's Buick can smoke that piece of shit trailer trashDon't ask me by what evil conjunction of the stars I ended up watching THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT. The movie is as vacuous as one might expect. The plot and characterisation hang onto the car-racing scenes with about as much success as the skimpy outfits on the eye-candy. Granted we don't look to racing movies for visceral drama, but a movie like INITIAL D proves that film-makers don't have to completely condescend to the teenage auto-porn market. Plus, this flick is scripted by the guy who wrote CELLULAR so I expected better. But let's judge the movie on its own entirely superficial terms. Does it contain hot looking chicks and guys? I can only judge the guys and I'd have to say "no". It's subjective but the alleged talent is all pretty bland. It says something that Paul Walker declined to appear in this installment of the trilogy. It's not like he's picky: he made EIGHT BELOW. And it's a sad indicator of the demise of the franchise that where we once had Ludacris we now have the artist formerly known as "Lil" Bow Wow. As for the racing scenes, these have definitely gone up a notch from the first two flicks and the drift racing is at least real rather than CGI. Still, the scenes have none of the balls to the floor insanity and elegance of INITIAL D. Not to mention a worrying lack of tofu.

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT was originally released in and is now available on DVD.

1 comment:

  1. It's true, this film was really bad but it was SOOOO much fun to watch with a group of friends. I'm still in wonderment that they didn't throw us out of the theater.