Former cop, Brian O’Conner is finally arrested after letting his leader escape the law. To avoid the consequences, he must now work with an old college friend and help the police arrest a local drug exporter.
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This movie starts with a good action scene but everything afterwards feels anti-climatic. Has a feel of being a streetcar race version of "Miami Vice" and I actually miss Vin Diesel supporting Paul Walker as he can't hold the movie alone. Eva Mendes feels stiff throughout and is a terrible actress. The slick cars and scantly dressed girls keeps me watching though.
A marked improvement over the largely awful original in that cuts out all the engine jargon and has a lot more car chases and violence. Hands up who expected Tyrese Gibson to be this good as well. No, me neither.
The knowledge that this was directed by an oscar-nominated director is hard to reconcile; this film smashes styles and techniques like four cars playing chicken who all win (lose). It's so bad. Tyrese Gibson actually elevates this a lot, but he can't disguise the fact that this has an awful script and worse - bad action. Miami is too bright a location for this franchise.