Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) is a disgraced cop who has been stripped of his badge but when he is approached to infiltrate a gang it could be his chance to redeem himself. Brian will need to impress the Miami street racing circuit with his driving skills to make contacts and get close to his target. These are not the type of people who want an undercover cop getting in their way and if they discover who Brian really is, getting his badge back will be the least of his worries!
This is the sequel to The Fast And The Furious which starred Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and while Paul Walker returns as the undercover cop, Brian O’Connor, there is no Vin Diesel. The original movie was weak on story and dialogue but big on action, stunts, speed and noise! This sequel is no different. Fast gleaming customised cars, crazy street chases, shootouts and noise – loads of noise – from roaring engines to blaring music.
The movie has a rock video feel to it with the stunts and action scenes having a strange unreal feel about them. The stunts seem to miss the gritty reality of less flamboyant car stunts and perhaps even fall short of the action sequences in the original movie.
It’s difficult to rate the acting performances when the movie concentrates on stunts and action to the detriment of characters, story and dialogue. Call me shallow but somehow beside gleaming sports cars the good-looking cast meet the essential “cool” image.
The Bottom Line: If you enjoyed The Fast And The Furious you’ll probably enjoy another spin around the block and if you hated the original, stay clear, as this sequel offers nothing new.