The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift Review

This is the third entry in the Fast and Furious series, and I guess they were trying not to just rehash the original, like they did with 2 Fast 2 Furious. So this movie throws out all the familiar characters and decides to revolve around some stupid fucking high school kid. And when I say high school kid, I mean a 24 year old man who is 6 foot 2 and can clearly grow a full beard. Honestly, the fact that they expect us to believe this actor is only 17 is insulting. But once you get past that (not to mention how bad of an actor he is), how is the movie? Well, not good. The plot once again makes very little sense and the characters are all completely one dimensional, but for me the biggest problem is what’s at stake. And that’s nothing. The first movie involves undercover cops trying to bust a huge underground smuggling operation. The second movie is kind of about the same thing, but much bigger. This one is about one guy trying to prove something to another guy. Twenty minutes from the end of the movie the main character is offered the chance to be the bigger man and just walk away, but instead risks his life just to prove he’s a better driver than the other dude and win over the girl. Seriously, that’s all. Nothing is at stake. I wanted to give this movie a chance because I kinda liked where they were going with it. It’s kind of like Halloween III, where it incorporates the same themes without being directly related. I mean, a lot could happen within the world of underground street racing, it doesn’t all have to revolve around Paul Walker. But they went back to original characters in the fourth movie, and like Halloween III this movie will forever remain the black sheep of the franchise.

Overall Rating: Season of the Witch/10


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