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Movie Review: "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"

8:50 AM, Jun 16, 2006   |    comments
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By David Germain AP Movie Writer This sequel in name and speed only is an expensive cinematic equivalent of boys playing rough with their Hot Wheels cars -- while gorgeous, underdressed girls look on. The first two installments, "The Fast and the Furious" with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and "2 Fast 2 Furious" with just Walker, had a few shreds of adult gravitas to go along with the racing engines, perhaps just because the actors were older. "Tokyo Drift" is set in an infantile world where teens drive garish cars with reckless impunity, while adults barely exist save for the occasional moment where the filmmakers want to show their young anti-heroes rebelling against authority. Lucas Black leads the all-new cast as a speed freak sent to live with his dad in Japan, where he's caught up in a perilous world of illegal racing. Bow Wow, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang and Brian Tee co-star in the film from director Justin Lin. PG-13 for reckless and illegal behavior involving teens, violence, language and sexual content. 104 min. One and a half stars out of four.

Associated Press

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