Comments: Special Features include: Inside 2 Fast 2 Furious, Commentary with Director John Singleton, Deleted Scenes and Outtakes, Actor Driving School footage and more! English audio with optional Spanish and French subtitles.
The Fast And The Furious is a guilty pleasure of mine; this amped up, goofy remake of Point Break is actually a ridiculously fun adrenaline rush. As a sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious is pointless (it’s sorely missing the presence of the first film's co-star, Vin Diesel). As an exciting action film it’s just lacking. As a fun-dumb genre movie, it doesn’t deliver. HOWEVER, as apparently lame a movie as it is, it does work as a touching gay love story between two men whose macho cultures suppress them from revealing their true feelings and stop them from acting on their apparent lust. In that context this is powerful, beautiful film. 2 Fast 2 Furious is like a sexless, jacked-up Brokeback Mountain on speed.
Returning from the first film Paul Walker (a not very impressive pretty boy actor) plays Brian O’Conner, once an undercover cop who used his love of cars and drag racing to do some deep cover, infiltrating a ring of racing crooks. Now pushed by the Florida State cops to crack a ring of drag racing drug dealers led by the evil Carter Verone (Cole Hauser, star of the entertainingly awful Paparazzi, channeling fellow actor James Remar in his younger 48 Hrs days). Brian recruits Roman Pearce (Gibson), his childhood homie and the love of his life. Roman blames him for his prison stint some years ago, but after seeing each other for the first time, they roll around on the ground together and Roman completely agrees to work with Brian. As Monica, Eva Mendes is the low-cut top wearing, undercover Fed who tries to come between them.
Brian fights his urges by pretending to show Monica sexual attention, however every time he encourages Monica, it sends Roman into a tizzy. Roman continually gives Brian a hard time for trying to be straight, or he over compensates and pretends that he is turned on by all the bikini hotties around him, but like Nick & Nora (of The Thin Man series) the dialog between the two men borders on snappy. Like when Roman complains, “When I needed your ass, you were nowhere to be found.” Brian flirts back. “Alright Rome, I got something for your ass!” It’s really adorable and actually moving seeing these two reunite and rekindle their love under such intense circumstances.
The look of the film is truly annoying, a color cross between Speed Racer and TV’s Miami Vice. But what is amazing is that director John Singleton (Oscar-nominated for directing Boyz N The Hood) is able to disguise his gay love story with every crime clich