2 Fast 2 Furious Movie Review
“You ready for this?” Brian O'Connor.
“Come on, man. Guns, murderers and crooked cops? I was made for this, bro,” Roman.
In this second installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, ex-police officer Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) is living in Miami street racing cars. Unfortunately the FBI and the U.S. Customs Service need his assistance in catching drug lord, Carter Verone (Cole Hauser). Arresting O’Conner during a race raid, Customs plan to team him with another agent to go undercover driving for Verone. O’Conner has other ideas, however, and talks the government into enlisting his friend, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson). Though childhood friends, the friendship fell apart when Roman blamed O’Conner for sending him to jail for three years. In exchange for their help, the government offers to expunge their criminal records. The two call a temporary truce to help undercover agent, Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes), crack the case and bring the bad guy to justice.
Great movie moments:
2 Fast 2 Furious brings Ludacris back as Tej, a former racer turned street race promoter. Of course, Ludicrous also performs many of the songs on the movie soundtrack.
Many of the comedic moments are ad-libbed which made the relationships fun and more believable.
What would a movie be without Tyrese showing off his physique? There is a great scene near the beginning of the movie when O’Conner and Roman are “auditioning” to join Verone’s team by being the first to find Verone’s car in the impound lot. As they walk up to the car, Roman (Tyrese) yanks off his shirt to use as protection to break a window. O’Conner tries the car door which is, of course, unlocked; he tells Roman to put his “blouse back on.”
Not-so-great movie moments:
I was expecting a continuation of the story line from the original The Fast and Furious, however, aside from O’Conner and the cars, most of the ties to the original movie were strangely missing.
Vin Diesel, unlike many of the other movies in the Fast and Furious franchise, does not have a role in 2 Fast 2 Furious. In fact, Dom would not make another appearance until the final moments of the third movie in the series, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.
I give this movie a 3 out of 5 stars.
Director: John Singleton
Rating: PG-13 – Who decides these ratings? The extremely short skirts, bikinis and violence seems like it would have earned an R-rating.
Run time: 107 minutes
You can check out 2 Fast 2 Furious on Amazon.
This movie is part of my personal action movie collection. I have not been compensated for this review.
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