The Fast and the Furious
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||Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle
Rodriquez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune
||Even though it's
rated PG-13, I'd leave the younger ones at home.
||It's really a dude
movie unless your date is sportin' some tatoos.
||A dudette lets a
dude grab her boob.
||Some fighting and
||It's about car
racing - what do you think?
||Only at how stupid
a cop Brian is.
||The car races kick
||One of the dudes
losing the race screams "Nooooo, Monica!!!!"
It makes sense in the movie.
In another scene Dominic sends a dude and dudette upstairs -
"You can't detail a car with the cover on."
||Neal H. Moritz
I really expected "The Fast and the Furious"
to be a totally stupid movie. Iím not saying it didnít have its
stupid points, but as far as a movie with some kick-ass car races,
hot chicks, and stupid dudes, well, "The Fast and the
Furious" had it all.
The Fast and the Furious
A Movie Review
The story is nothing like the trailers you may have seen in the
theater. For that all you saw were some cool car scenes with some
hot chicks. Nope, this is a movie with an actual plot, well sort of,
other than racing cars. It seems there are a group of car people who
keep stealing audio equipment and the feds want to find out who they
are before the truckers start packing heat (thatís guns for you
who donít talk street). So they send in a totally inexperienced,
not yet detective, named Brian (Paul Walker), to infiltrate the
world of the street racers. He starts by visiting the head street
racing dudeís sister, Mia (Jordana Brewster) at her little store
and eating tuna fish sandwiches, gets in a fight with one of the
racing guys, and weasels his way into one of the street races where,
in the end, he saves Dominic (Vin Diesel) from getting caught by the
cops. So Brian enters the world of street racing, works on finding
out who the bad guys really are, and in the end is probably the only
person who doesnít really deserve being a cop because he lets his
love for Mia and his friendship for Dominic get in his way of, well,
being a cop.
"The Fast and the Furious" was entertaining but it had
the potential to be so much more. The entertaining part comes from
the car races, the car chases, and what most teenagers always
dreamed of, hot cars and hot chicks (do teenagers still dream of
these things?). You wanted to know about cars, you wanted to make
them faster, and you knew that if you could get that car, well, you
could get the chicks. But the potential was also there for it to be
a great undercover cop movie. Brian infiltrates the ranks of the car
racers beautifully. He works Dominicís sister, he fights with one
of Dominicís best friends, and he knows everything he needs to
know about cars. But thatís where it ends because instead of being
a cop, Brian just seems to be a guy who wants a friend and a girl,
the friend being Dominic and the girl being Mia. So, for the movieís
sake, I ask you to forget about Brian being a stupid cop, I ask you
to look past the story, and just take "The Fast and the
Furious" for what it is Ė a movie with cool cars and hot
chicks. The only problem in asking you to do this is you also have
to do that with a PG-13 rating. Why is that a problem? I guess
because I suppose the underground car racers probably swear a lot
more, so do the cops (one scene looked like a Godzilla overdub) and
the hot chicks didnít get naked in the movie.
I would have liked Brian to be a real, undercover cop and not a
car racer wannabe who happens to be a cop, I would have liked
Dominic to be more of a bad-ass, and I would have liked for Mia to
have gotten naked. Mia did get naked but you didnít get to see it,
Dominic did kick some ass but not enough, and Brian, well, why be a
cop if you canít bust the bad guys?
Iíll give "The Fast and the Furious" 3 stars out of
5. There was some real entertainment in this movie, and the chicks
were hot, but this movie really needed to shoot for the
"R" rating instead of PG-13 and really needed to be a
movie about an undercover cop in a messed up situation rather than
an undercover cop hoping to get laid and race cars. "The Fast
and the Furious" had so much of the potential to be a 5 star
movie that it almost makes me sad.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!