Movie Review: 2 Fast 2 Furious
November 1, 2003
Brian O'Conner: Paul Walker
Roman Pearce: Tyrese Gibson
Monica: Eva Mendes
Carter Verone: Cole Hauser
Suki: Devon Aoki
This is a Universal film directed by John Singleton. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas wrote it. It has a running time of 1 hour and 48 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for street racing, violence, language, and some sensuality.)
I recently took out the time to watch and review " 2 Fast, 2 Furious," the sequel to the blockbuster hit, "The Fast and the Furious" This movie offers viewers a high octane racing experience full of charismatic individuals that add their own flavor to the movies overall finish. It seems to me that this one is appealing to viewers more so due to it having a totally different tone than the last one. This time around, the movie outputs a more of a loose, fun, and even comical tone, versus the pervious movie's hard edged, serious, and deep tone.
This was accomplished with the transition from the racing-is-life-and-a-spiritual-momentum tone of the first movie, to a more relaxing just-drive-win-money-and-have-fun-while-doing-it type of tone; plus, the addition of some comedic and interesting characters and the loss of way-too-serious-about-racing front man Vin Diesel didn't hurt either.
The vision was complete with the addition of Roman Pearce; Brian O'Conners long lost best friend and partner throughout the movie (Singer and recording artist Tyrese Gibson, who Singleton had already envisioned playing the part of Pearce from previously working with him on the movie "Baby Boy.") Tej; the guy everybody around town knows who helps the racers organize races and sells car parts (rap recording artist Ludacris) Suki, a well-know street racer and girlfriend of Tej; and Monica, (played by the mesmerizing Eva Mendes); the undercover...