2 Fast 2 Furious

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Test conditions: magazine screening, Empire Cinema, London, 06/06/03, 6.30pm. Vehicle type: sports/urban hybrid. Design team: Universal Studios (USA). Onboard management system: John Singleton. Brief description: shiny, mass-market import model designed for fine weather conditions; underachieving development of 2001 prototype The Fast and the Furious. Performance: results pending; blistering performance of prototype (in excess of $150m worldwide) unlikely. Vin Diesel injection: largely responsible for success of prototype, not provided here; deemed too costly? Specifications: designers have made significant weight reductions by providing ultra-light plot - disgraced ex-cop (Walker) gets shot at redemption on condition he and estranged buddy (Gibson) go undercover for Feds, etc. Well-worn chassis and running gear all too visible behind buffed-up, superficially appealing accessories (actors). Other components (cars, stunt sequences) bolted on to appeal to young male market - note shot of token female racer (Aoki) suggestively caressing gear knob! Handling: adequate. Good acceleration offset by poor endurance - after only 90 minutes, wheels fell off and vehicle ground to a disappointing halt. Safety features: no attempt made to reduce noise output of prototype - if anything, this model is louder. Comes with standard written warning of dangers inherent in emulating stunt drivers, but no warning of dangers inherent in spending hard-earned cash on (quote) 'Dukes of Hazzard shit'.

By: SCr


Release details

108 mins

Cast and crew

John Singleton
Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
Paul Walker
Eva Mendes
Cole Hauser
Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
James Remar
Thom Barry
Michael Ealy
Mark Boone Junior
Devon Aoki
Robert Sanz Sanchez
Matt Gallini
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