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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 C-

Setting the third installment of this high-octane/low-IQ franchise in Japan probably sounded like an exotic masterstroke in the pitch meeting. Too bad it didn’t die there. In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Lucas Black fills the not-very-big shoes of both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker adequately; the racing scenes are cool enough. But the fortune-cookie moral of the story is absurd, basically equating skidding turns (or ”drifting”) with the Meaning of Life. EXTRAS The cast goes to driving school; a profile of real-life ”Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya.

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