Movie Review – The Fast and The Furious – Tokyo Drift

The Fast and The Furious - Tokyo Drift

Sean Boswell is an outsider who attempts to define himself as a hot-headed, underdog street racer. Although racing provides a temporary escape from an unhappy home and the superficial world around him, it has also made Sean unpopular with the local authorities. To avoid jail time, Sean is sent to live with his gruff, estranged father, a career military-man stationed in Tokyo. Now officially a gaiji

Ah, I got to see the local ‘premiere’ of this last night at Mid Valley GSC with Cucuk Langit.

I’ve seen the first two and thoroughly enjoyed them both, second was lacking in plot but made up for that with good solid action!

The first was a unique style of film.

Both pumped up the accident rate in the UK for a few days after the initial release πŸ˜‰

It’s a different beast from the first two, the first really focusing on what you can put under the bonnet and blast your car in a straight line, the second was a bit more like a cop show and the third is about the real essence and skill of racing.

It’s not about who can go in a straight line fastest, it’s about who can go around the corner coolest πŸ˜›

Yah baby, it’s all about the drift.

Mazda-RX7 drifting.

Mazda-RX7 drifting

There was some phat cars, for once not all brand new! 2001 Fairlady Z AKA 350Z was the most common with 3-4 in the movie. After that Nissan Silvia S15, Mitsubishi Evo locked to RWD only and some others.


And it ended with a bit cheesy muscle car (with a Nissan engine in it..), a ’67 Mustang.

67 Mustang

There was hoards of hot Jap chicks in skimpy outfits, schoolgirls, phat cars and action.

It was a non-stop joyride.

The protagonist ‘Sean’ was played well by Lucas Black who you might recognise from Jarhead, he played the macho, slightly masochistic and a bit dopey trailer trash character well.

Little Bow Wow was good as the hustler ‘Twinkie’.

There’s no real plot to speak of, the plot is just a wrapper for the action, which works fine.

Very enjoyable.

It’s still awaiting 5 votes on IMDB as it’s only released tommorow.

I give it a rubber burning 6/10.




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14 Responses to Movie Review – The Fast and The Furious – Tokyo Drift

  1. v0ices June 15, 2006 at 1:44 pm #

    That was fast. I meant you watching it and your review. Watching it this Saturday. Can’t wait to catch those awesome cars!

    Wait… do the actions look real?

  2. spiller June 15, 2006 at 3:42 pm #

    8/10? Wow.. I bet u won’t give that to Cars heh? πŸ˜›

    IMHO, it’s a bit over-rated. Plot to plot, acting to acting, cast to cast, Gone in 60 seconds was much better.

  3. ShaolinTiger June 15, 2006 at 3:44 pm #

    v0ices: Yah I know..usually takes me 2 weeks after watching the movie to review it, then I forgot what it’s like so I don’t bother πŸ˜‰ The action is real, because it’s done by a real drift king from Forumla D – Samuel Hübinette

    spiller: Yah of course, gone is 60 seconds was actually a GOOD movie tho, remember this is a relative rating, not absolute. This is not an 8/10 compared to Leon or Pulp Fiction etc..this is an 8/10 for this movie, this kind of movie. Haven’t watched Cars yet, but have heard it was good.

  4. KY June 15, 2006 at 5:23 pm #

    I’m watching it in 1.5 hours time. w00t

  5. earl-ku June 15, 2006 at 5:28 pm #

    ha! the one which puts initial d the movie down the drain …

    its a rb26tt engine in that mustang … there is actually a real car which is fitted with that skyline engine, and it took them 5 months to do it …

  6. oriental darling June 15, 2006 at 6:10 pm #

    I didn’t see you monkeys there damnit!

    And what 8/10 – you guys weren’t focusing straightt

    Juvenile freaking showwww

  7. CypherHackz June 15, 2006 at 6:25 pm #

    The movie has release yet?
    I just watched the trailer in mid valley last week.

  8. Matthew June 15, 2006 at 11:32 pm #

    watched 16 Blocks or The Omen?

  9. FireAngel June 16, 2006 at 9:04 am #

    yeay cars girls men! yeay!

  10. Hijackqueen June 16, 2006 at 10:21 am #

    After watching ‘Cars’, I’m game for this!

  11. jack0 June 17, 2006 at 10:28 am #

    *snif* i have pay for the movie”Tokyo Drift” than i couldn’t go watch it coz forgoten that i have company dinner the same day.. sian :S

    Matthew: “16 Blocks” >best! “The Omen” >sucks

  12. Z June 26, 2006 at 5:47 pm #

    Man… I thought I was the only one who enjoyed Gone in 60 Seconds, the cars are tight!

    Watched Tokyo Drift over the weekend, have to say it was surprisingly entertaining. The RX-7 would have to be the hottest car in the movie, with the black 350z looking very nice too.

    Muscle car?? Just NO.

  13. Paul Tan July 3, 2006 at 2:29 am #

    i spotted one thing fucked up with the storyline.

    the nissan silvia originaly crashed by sean had an RB26DETT in it. which was later transplanted into the Ford Mustang.

    no one modifying their silvia for drifting would put that heavy Skyline engine in the car, it will upset the whole car’s weight balance, causing it to lose it’s “mona lisa” properties.

    i guess they used an RB26DETT because more people would recognise it, rather than the Silvia’s original SR20DET

  14. tyler March 18, 2009 at 4:01 am #


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