The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006

Alabama teenager Sean Boswell becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America...

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I actually enjoyed this movie, I liked that it didn't have all the original cast and was its own thing. Sucks about ole Paul Walker but thats life. This movies cool if youre into Japanese Imports as I am. 8/10
I do not understand why so many people hate on this movie?
My first F&F film. Dope races from beginning to end, and apparently now the most recent action in the F&F series from story perspective. Who cares what the haters?
My favorite F&F movie so far, apart from the Fast 5 scene where Dom runs the vault down the cops throats in that Charger. 10/10 easily.
Directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the third film in The Fast and the Furious series (let's skip using the word franchise). Tokyo Drift isn't the concluding chapter in a planned "trilogy" (although it'll be marketed that way for the special/deluxe/all-in-one DVD gets released later this year). So far, though, the series has grossed more than $400 million dollars worldwide. Vin Diesel, the star of the first film, didn't come back for the sequel and Paul Walker, who appeared in the first two films, didn't come back for the third film. It doesn't really matter, since The Fast and the Furious series is all about the modified, customized cars and high-speed, gravity-defying stunts.

Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), an anti-authoritarian teenager/gearhead, is sent to Japan to live with his estranged father (Brian Goodman), a career military type, after a race that leaves two cars totaled and criminal charges hanging over his head. In Tokyo, Sean is given a crash course in Japanese-style conformity, forced to wear a uniform and slippers in class. Apparently a savant in foreign languages, Sean seems to have little trouble communicating in Japanese. A classmate, Neela (Nathalie Kelley), immediately catches his attention. Like Sean, Neela's not a native-born Japanese (she's assimilated, as far as that goes). Sean acquires a sidekick in the diminutive, fast-talking Twinkie (Bow Wow), an Army brat/fellow student/hustler. Twinkie introduces Sean to the underground world of "drift" racing, a combination of speed, curves, and controlled gliding.

Disappointed after spotting Neela with DK (Brian Tee), the local champion and the nephew of a powerful gangster, Kamata (Sonny Chiba), Sean challenges DK to a race, losing badly. Sean wrecks a car belonging to Han (Sung Kang), and to work off the debt, becomes Han's driver and gofer. Han becomes Sean's Obi-Wan/Mr. Miyagi-like mentor, teaching him the ins-and-outs of drift racing while passing on Eastern-tinged platitudes about life, love, and racing as a spiritual experience. With a romantic triangle in place with the hot-tempered DK and Neela, all plot turns point toward the inevitable rematch between Sean and DK, with the winner getting Neela and the loser facing ignominious exile from Tokyo.

Lin showed distinct promise with his feature-length debut, Better Luck Tomorrow, a low-budget, character-driven film, but quickly traded in his newfound cred for director-for-hire gig on Annapolis, an absurd, absurdly enjoyable, combination of An Officer and a Gentleman and Rocky (a/k/a "Rockyapolis"). Lin directs Tokyo Drift in the hyperactive, hyperkinetic style that's sadly become de rigueur for every action film made in and by Hollywood. Give Lin another film or two in a similar vein, and he may turn out to be the next John Singleton (who, not coincidentally, directed 2 Fast 2 Furious). Fresh out of film school, Singleton wrote and directed Boyz in the Hood, a gritty urban drama that became a critical and box office hit. In short order, Singleton's Hollywood career slipped permanently into mediocrity (e.g., Poetic Justice, Shaft, Four Brothers).

Gearheads will be thrilled by the fetishized attention spent on the modified cars and the high-speed car stunts, but anyone wanting more should look elsewhere. Thin, clich
better than both
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is no where near as bad as the 2nd, and a little bit better than the first. The Story Begins with Sean Boswell who has a choice either go live with his dad in Tokyo, or go to jail. So He catches a plane to Tokyo where he is to be living in his fathers tiny home and go to school, of course his father lays down a set of rules which include no getting behind the wheel of a car. So a day later he goes to school and meets a boy name Twinkie who can get you anything you want at a price. He discovers the underground world of drifting and gets a little more than he can take when he challenges D.K. (Drift King) to a race. The Problem is he doesn't have a car until a guy name Hans lones him his. He so finds out that their not street racing but drift and of course he doen't no how to dirft and wreckes the car. The Story goes on to the realm of Japanese Mothia and then takes a turn to the worse when he has to rescue the girl of his dreams and be aloud to stay in town. The Movie has a good plot compared to the First and the Second. It also has some alsome race scenes and some cool stunts. The only problem is that the screen is jurked around so much it gives you a head ace and Vin and Sean's race sceen is cut by the credits.
definately the best of fast and the furious series. i recommend everyone to watch this movie
Well, I just got back from seeing it, and I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't suck nearly at all.

I remember reading through the daily scripts, thinking that some of the dialogue was utterly retarded, like Anakin Skywalker in Ep. 2 and 3 cringleworthy, and I guess the editors agreed with me and cut out most of the really awkward bits, like the kiss that they had to use a double for. In the end, it still wasn't Shawshank - hell, it wasn't Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but for a big dumb fast action movie about a nonsense racing style that actually makes you slower, it worked out okay.

Only criticisms I can think of:
-The cellphone camera POV shots. Lame. What is this, a Verizon commercial?
-All the mid-race rapid cutting back and forth from Racer 1's face, Racer 2's face, and Racers 1 and 2's hands, wheels, etc. etc.. At moments, it made it hard to figure out exactly what the hell was going on. But maybe that's just me getting slow in my old age, and in a few months I'll be sitting on a porch swing yelling at passing kids to get off the damn lawn.

I liked it, though. Hell, I saw it get filmed, and some of the racing bits still had me figuratively on the edge of my seat, heart rate up, arthritis givin' me hell.

I give it 7 big floppy Vin Diesel penises, out of ten. I thought it may have been better than the first Furious movie, and was definitely better than the crapfest that was 2 Fast 2 Furious. By my usual rating system, I'd rate it 6 dollars, maybe $6.50 that I'd pay to see it, if I didn't get my tickets for free.

Also, that bit at the end with Vin Diesel? I had no idea that was going to happen, after being on set with first unit every single day they filmed in this country. Surprised the shit out of me, or maybe that's just me losing bowel control after all these years.

Also, can someone watch their perfectly legal screener copy of the movie (you know what I mean) and screenshot the "stunt players" part in the credits? There were a shitload of stunt guys, and I couldn't find my name in there before that bit went offscreen.
fun movie