The curious morals of The Fast and the Furious are further complicated by the shinier, brighter 2 Fast 2 Furious. Brian (Paul Walker) has run from police and is now on the streets of Miami. After a race-gone-wrong, Brian makes a deal to assist in capturing drug kingpin Verone (Cole Hauser) and chooses unlikely childhood-friend and ex-con Roman (Tyrese Gibson) to assist. The beaches, bikinis and boats give a gloss that its predecessor didn’t need, and, unlike Vin Diesel, Roman is a petty-thief and dirty-fighter – and there is no tension in their central relationship. Intense – but it lacks personality.
100W: 2 Fast 2 Furious
As a writer, it is expected that you keep to a strict word-count. When you pick up a magazine, articles can be a 100-word write-up or a 1000-word analysis. Notes created for films are easily over 100 words – so this feature will focus on reviewing films in a concise 100 words. No more, no less.
2 Fast 2 Furious (Dir. John Singleton/2003)