Monday, 30 March 2015

2 Fast 2 Furious Review














2 Fast 2 Furious


Release Date: 5th June 2003 - Australia


Production Companies
Universal Pictures

Distribution
Universal Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 103 minutes


Budget: $76,000,000

Box Office Gross: $236,350,661
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Brian O'Conner has lost his
job after letting his friend
Dom Toretto, a street-racing
crime boss, escape the law.
Now he's back in Miami
with his old friend, Roman
Pearce. He's working under-
cover for the cops to avoid
punishment for his actions.
He's helping the gorgeous
Monica Fuentes track down
a shady businessman. And
he's racing again - this it's
for his life...


Cast
Paul Walker - Brian O'Conner
Tyrese Gibson - Roman Pearce
Eva Mendes - Monica Fuentes
Cole Hauser - Carter Verone
Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges - Tej Parker
Devon Aoki - Suki
James Remar - Markham
Thom Barry - Bilkins
Amaury Nolasco - Orange Julius
Michael Ealy - Slap Jack
Jim Auyeung - Jimmy
Mark Boone, Jr. - Whitworth
Mo Gallini - Enrique
Roberto Sanchez - Roberto
Eric Etebari - Darden
John Cenatiempo - Korpi

Crew
Director - John Singleton
Based on Characters/Story - 
Gary Scott Thompson
Story/Screenplay - Michael 
Brandt and Derek Haas
Producer - Neal H. Moritz
Co-Producer - Heather Lieberman
Production Designer - Keith
Brian Burns
Costume Designer - Sanja
Milkovic Hays
Director of Photography -
Matthew F. Leonetti
Stunt Coordinator - Artie Malesci
Visual Effects Supervisor - Mike Wassel
Film Editors - Bruce Cannon and Dallas Puett
Music - David Arnold


Review
It's been years since the unexpected tragic death of actor Paul Walker in a traffic collision. It occurred to me that I would finish reviewing the second and fourth movies of THE FAST & THE FURIOUS series just in time for the upcoming seventh instalment which is now due for release in Australian cinemas in April 2015. Around the previous years when Walker was alive and the original had made him a star, the series second feature 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS unfortunately did not exceed the standards of the first, mainly due to Vin Diesel's refusal to reprise his role in the sequel as he was busy with filming XXX. With Diesel nowhere in sight, the film is just missing the opportunity to leap forward into a better film worthy of the standards of the original. Thankfully, it still has the adrenaline rush with the racing sequences and driving choreography if only it worked better on the film's need-to-be-improved storyline.

With Paul Walker still in his lead role. It did not do much justice to pair Walker with Tyrese Gibson who re appears as a supporting lead in FURIOUS 5 (click here), he doesn't share the chemistry that Paul and Vin had.

This film as a standalone picture I feel would probably have been a lot more successful, but because you have the original masterpiece to compare it to it just does not meet its high quality.

Star rating: (5/10) Average


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