An undercover cop infiltrates an underworld subculture of Los Angeles street racers looking to bust a hijacking ring, and soon begins to question his loyalties when his new street racing friends become the prime suspects.
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Despite buying a ticket for every installment since "Fast Five," I had still never seen the first two "F&F" films. I expressly avoided this movie in 2001 on the suspicion it perpetuated everything I hated about high school during the early 00's: ear-grating music, homophobia, and macho posturing. It turns out I was right (we get an utterance of "faggot" and Limp Bizkit on the soundtrack in the first 12 minutes).
1-2. This movie's an odd beast; a bastion of repellently rural hyper masculinity dripping in homoeroticism and unselfconscious diversity. Granted, it's not intelligent rationally or emotionally. It only knows how to be, and how to 'go'. The characters aren't especially interesting either. My favorite scene is probably when the characters try stealing a big rig, only to be shot, run off the road, etc. Schadenfreude~!
How much do you bench bro? I almost felt some affection for this nostalgia trip, everyone is so young and baby-faced, the fashion is terrible, they play a new song every 30 seconds to satiate my ADD... Using CGI to show the inside mechanics didn't work in 'Hackers' and it doesn't work here. Bad but fun, the practical stunt work was pretty compelling. Walker's stunt double should have got double billing.
not really that bad. a film that gives exactly what it promises.
heavy on the cars/racing/asses&muscle, light on the dialogue/depth/overall character development, but you're not gonna be looking for the latter here in the first place, so...
this one made a own kind of genre. the girl-like-a-car car-like-a-girl camera/dialogue. and vin as the only one, who knows acting. feels alot like a mid 90s movie, probably the most important in the series.