Brian O’Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation. –IMDb
Justin Lin (traditional Chinese: 林詣彬; simplified Chinese: 林诣彬; pinyin: Lín Yìbīn) is a Taiwanese-born American film director whose films have grossed $1.2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious franchise and the television show Community.
Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Orange County, California. He attended University of California, San Diego for two years before transferring to UCLA, where he earned an MFA in film directing from the UCLA Film School.
Shopping for Fangs was Justin Lin’s first feature film, which he co-directed with fellow UCLA Film School alumnus, Quentin Lee when they were still at UCLA. The film stars John Cho and is considered to be a “cult classic” amongst independent Asian American films.
Lin’s solo directorial debut was Better Luck Tomorrow. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002… read more
The 'Point Break' rip-off of Dom/Brian's relationship dies on-screen in the first flick, continues to be beaten like a dead horse here. Most of the blame lies with Paul Walker's inability to imitate human emotion, though a rote revenge/cops & criminals story doesn't do any favors. Increased reliance physical stuntwork/car racing pays dividends; opening heist & tunnel chase rock, the rest is too bland to register.
Lin's second entry in the now long running series (4th one here) reunited cast members from the first film with a silly story of taking down a drug runner who killed Diesel's girl. Leave common sense and plot development on the cutting room floor and just deliver a hot car chase film seems to be the total creative idea here. Nothing of note here; first and last time watching this one.