2 Fast 2 Furious
features a red-hot cast including Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious
), Eva Mendes (Training Day
), R&B sensation Tyrese, supermodel Devon Aoki and multi-platinum hip-hop recording artist Ludacris. Brought to the screen by John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood, Shaft
) and produced by Neal Moritz (The Fast and The Furious, xXx
), 2 Fast 2 Furious
has already been a massive box office success, taking close to £8m in the UK. This high-revving sequel to The Fast And The Furious
sees the return to the screen of disgraced cop Brian OConnor (Paul Walker). Following his forced relocation to Miami he is rocketing the streets once more with his trademark super charged car chases.
Murderous businessman Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) is under investigation by the Miami authorities for using his import/export business as cover for an international money-laundering cartel. However, with no evidence but Verones links to street racing, the cops need help. With a promise to restore his police badge if he is successful, OConnor is brought on board to disgrace Verone and bring about his downfall. Teaming up with his childhood friend and ex-con, Roman (Tyrese), the pair come across stunning undercover agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) who quickly becomes the key to the drug barons world. Unparalleled racing sequences, a sexy cast, 400 dazzling, high-performance vehicles, a slick Miami backdrop and a hip soundtrack featuring hits from Ludacris, 2 Fast 2 Furious promises the ride of your life.
Like the high-revving imports and American muscle cars that roar down the streets of its south Florida setting, 2 Fast 2 Furious
is tricked out to the max. While Vin Diesel opted for his XXX
franchise, this obligatory sequel to The Fast and the Furious
benefits from Diesel's absence, allowing returning star Paul Walker to shine while forging a lively partnership with rising star Tyrese, who fulfills his sidekick duties with more vitality than Diesel could ever muster. The Miami/Dade locations are another bonus, lending colourful backdrop to the most dazzling street-racing sequences (both real and digitally composited) ever committed to film. The plot is disposable--former cop Walker and jailbird Tyrese are recruited by the FBI to dethrone a thuggish kingpin (Cole Hauser)--but director John Singleton keeps the adrenalin pumping, enlisting a rainbow coalition of costars (including rapper Ludacris and Chanel supermodel Devon Aoki) to combine a hip-hop vibe with full-blown action while showcasing hot babes, edgy humour, and some of the coolest cars that ever burned rubber. Heed the movie's warning, kids: Let the stuntmen do the driving. --Jeff Shannon
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