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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006

A teenager 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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Just started to watch the Fast & Furious movies for the first time, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. I'm really glad I saw this cause I thought it was actually pretty good, not that I didn't think it was going to be good, I'm just not into the car scene, although I can ABSOLUTELY appreciate an EVO or a GTO. My friend bought a 2014 Subaru Impreza STI and that thing sounds like a f--kin jet airplane about to take off! On top of the '62 Chevy Impala SS he all ready has, and that thing sounds like a monster too! So I can definitely look at certain cars as works of art, I'm just not that into the car scene. However, this movie was pretty dam good. Acting not bad of the 'good Asian dude'. (Don't know his name, sorry). To tell the truth, the production value seemed higher this time (since part 2 anyway). Story wasn't bad either. I actually did like the idea of ******* the ****** *** ***** ** the ******* ****, I mean I know it's been done before but I liked seeing it on screen, towards the end anyway. IMO I think part 2 was like the Pacquiao/Maywether fight: I was psyched going into it, didn't seem that bad watching it, then when it was all over, ended feeling unsatisfied, then I realized I bought into the hype and my expectations were to high! Then I saw Tokyo Drift and my faith in the franchise was restored, a little. I know this part has something to do with the end of pt7, can't wait to see the rest of 'em!
Incredible how this movie came out 9yrs ago and it's 'sequel' just came out last week lol after about some of number of other movies.
Lots of drifting here... even in a carchase
But it's a good car/action/drifting movie
I'm really glad that furious 7 will finally connect this part to the fast & furious world :P
in all of fast and furious,this the one that is all about race,my liket it...
This was a great spin off and I am so glad they linked it back to the original series after they continued it. Have not gotten tried of watching it.
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

this one was good as the others, i'm glad i found a likn that had the whole movie. well i do think the 1st one was the best. it would be cool to watch a real race, in a safe place to race.

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
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