2 Fast 2 Furious is the sequel to The Fast and the Furious, and continues the story of Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker), an ex-police officer with a need for speed (although that’s another movie). By introducing new characters and switching up the scenery, this follow-up looks to inject some new attitude into the mix.
Flashy cars, high-speed action, and a fun summer-vacation vibe help 2 Fast 2 Furious distinguish itself from the original. Although the first film could be pretty crazy at times, it also amps up the action with even more ridiculous stunts. Does this focus on action over drama work as a success for 2 Fast 2 Furious? Let’s see if this speedy sequel is worth checking out.
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The Movie Review
2 Fast 2 Furious picks up a short time after the events of the first movie. After blowing his job as an undercover cop and letting his main mark escape, Brian O’Connor finds relative comfort in the lands of southern Florida. The warm weather and tropical attitude seem to be working well, as we see Brian winning a few races with the help of his mechanic pal Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges).
Unfortunately, Brian’s past quickly catches up with him, forcing him back into work with the police. If Brian wants to wipe his past clean and start anew, he’ll have to help the cops track down the dangerous and notorious crime lord known as Carter Verone (Cole Hauser).
The storytelling hasn’t always been the strong suit in the Fast and Furious franchise, and 2 Fast 2 Furious is no different in that regard. While the plot regarding Carter Verone is somewhat interesting and provides a fun mix of action and suspense, the dialogue is often laughable and occasionally off-putting. Since most of the major characters from the original film are out, the sequel introduces a few new members to the mix.
This includes Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), one of Brian’s childhood friends and an overall troublemaker. The dialogue often boils down to these two characters bouncing one-liners off each other, whether during an intense shoot-out, a planning phase, or a car chase. Generally speaking, the story leaves a lot to be desired, but it works as a way to deliver some crazy action.
2 Fast 2 Furious finds some redemption within the action scenes though, which are both inventive and never taken too seriously. You’ll see some absolutely wicked car action, and while the practical effects hold up better than the CGI, most of it is still tons of fun.
By stepping away from the underground street racing story of the first movie and substituting it with a gangster flick set in Florida, the narrative has some opportunities for truly wacky and fun sequences. Even though 2 Fast 2 Furious is pretty lackluster in terms of script and acting, it still delivers exciting action.
The Bottom Line
Overall, thisis an entertaining yet severely flawed sequel. The story is paper-thin and predictable, but the action keeps things refreshing all the same. By embracing the wackier side of the original movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious starts the trend of over-the-top action that the franchise would eventually become so popular for.
Where it fails to create likable characters or a compelling narrative, it succeeds in providing entertaining sequences of vehicular action and suspense. Although you might have more than a few problems with it, this movie is still plenty of fun for both action movie fans and gearheads alike.
- New tropical setting provides fun visuals
- Fast cars and fun action sequences
- Some new characters are memorable
- Weak plot and unbelievable villain
- Laughable dialogue and weak acting
- Some CGI has aged pretty poorly