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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
98 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/16/06
performer:
Lucas Black, Bow Wow
director:
Justin Lin
distributor:
Universal
author:
Alfredo Botello, Chris Morgan, Kario Salem
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a D+

The third movie in the Bad News Bears series, a notable turkey, went to Japan. That trip spells certain doom for the Fast and the Furious franchise as well. Dubbed Tokyo Drift (but let’s call it 3 Fast 3 Furious), this junker ships Friday Night Lights‘ Lucas Black abroad as punishment (to Tokyo? Lucky jackass!) after he hot-rods through a Phoenix housing development to the tune of that blasted Kid Rock ”Bawitdaba” song. Once overseas, he tries ”drifting,” a wavy, tractionless, sorta psychedelic, poky race style whose poorly shot appeal gets lost in translation.