In this film, Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker), a former cop, enlists the help of childhood friend, Roman Pearce (Tyrese), to bring down a very wealthy and highly dangerous criminal in Miami.
The cars are faster, the people and locations are more beautiful, and the story is much lighter than the original. There is much more humor thanks to Tyrese and Ludacris, another music artist who gives a great performance!
I would suggest seeing this film. It's definitely one you don't want to miss!!!
The film shouldn't be expected to do much to begin with. If you ever saw the preview, you'd think it was supposed to be stupid, summer fun. There's nothing wrong with that, everyone grew up with popcorn summer movies in their lives, whether it was the 70s, 80s, 90s, whatever. But this is a new chapter, I think. The line between good video games and movies like this has been completely blurred. I found the film so inept in even the intended aims, that I sat open-mouthed, speechless, watching the film unfold in what seemed like three times its actual length.
I don't know where to begin. The first film was what it was, a summer popcorn movie with fast, silly street machines racing, Vin Diesel inventing a career, and that was about it. A sequel was almost a no-brainer, indeed.
First off, I'm in disbelief that this was directed by John Singleton. A promising young black director back when Boyz in the Hood appeared, he has now been completely neutralized by Hollywood. After all, why should white directors have a monopoly on crap? I can only hope Singleton was paid well for his troubles, as I believe his does have some talent.
The film takes place in Miami, where the 'hero' of the original, no longer a copy, is now living a subsistence life street-racing. He gets involved with some Cuban drug barons and an old friend who wound up in jail, etc, etc. It doesn't matter. The story and plotting are so ludicrous, it doesn't matter. There isn't even an attempt at credibility, so I guess some credit is deserved.Read more ›