The Fast and the Furious (2001)
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Thought I might finally give this franchise a shot but right from the get-go we're thrown into a cliché romance, cheesy acting and all in all a terrible script, plot and execution. May be okay if you like cars, but I don't like cars.
two-lane blacktop for the imbeciles.
I've been trashing The Fast and the Furious franchise for years without ever having seen one, so I watched the first one to see if I needed to be slapped for that. Well, I got slapped alright, but my opinion remains unchanged. Actually, if anything, I've gone even more negative. Based on the franchise's success, there are a lot of fans of macho posturing, car fetishism, expressionless actors, and brazen product placement than I ever wanted to imagine. And I know my action standards are quite high after some 5 years of weekly Hong Kong cinema, but holy crap, I haven't been this aggressively bored by an action film since, I dunno, Bad Boys 2?No real race choreography, an incompetent plot that's at once too ridiculous and not ridiculous enough, sound that's too loud when cars an involved and too low when dialog is, and absolutely no one to care about. Just awful. I've been told it gets good around the 5th or 6th movie. You do see what the problem with that is, right?
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This movie ranks #438 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
This movie ranks #854 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office