While there, he meets Neela formally for the first time, and starts talking with her. Though forbidden to drive, Sean decides to race against Takashi, who has ties to the Yakuza.
I may or may not have detected a few edge halos lots of white backgrounds and dark clothingbut other than that, this is a transfer befitting a recent film.
DK ends up flipping his car off the side of the hill, and Sean narrowly avoids getting crushed by the wreckage. On this one, the sticker was underneath the plastic wrap instead of on the cardboard slip likely to prevent people from stealing the sticker and not buying the DVD.
Twinkie comes to get Sean, saying someone who has been winning races all over Asia wanted to race him. There's a fairly awesome moment with Chiba, but these edits don't reveal anything special. DK loses the race, and Sean is clear to go. She explains how things were a lot simpler when she was younger, and how drifting has always been a way to alleviate stress and allows them to be "free.
As he is leaving school after classes, a fellow female student, named Cindy Nikki Griffin compliments him on his car. English, French and Spanish subtitles are provided for all the extras aside from Justin Lin's commentary, although on "Drift: The third and final batch of new features is the shortest-looking of all: Given the choice between the three commentaries for each of the Fast and the Furious films, I liked Lin's the best.
I'm not going to follow suit, but it's a nice touch, and fans of the franchise will appreciate it. After school, Han is waiting outside for Sean, and instructs him to drive to a local bathhouse.
Han has a beer. However, DK is parked outside. Whenever the stunt players pull off the drifting for real, it looks pretty cool, as characters drift up the curved ramps of a parking garage and down the winding Japanese hills.
Twinkie comes to get Sean, saying someone who has been winning races all over Asia wanted to race him.
Apparently a savant in foreign languages, Sean seems to have little trouble communicating in Japanese. Of course, the movie often has to resort to digital drifting, which is not nearly as cool. Takashi, Sean, and his father become involved in an armed standoff which is resolved by Neela agreeing to leave with Takashi.
The dialogue is often terrible, but Lucas Black an interesting, friendly lead and Sung Kang equally friendly, but playing a corny "mentor" character handle it a little better than Paul Walker, although Black's extremely strong Texas accent stops a few scenes dead in their tracks.
Sean confronts DK and starts to punch him in the face repeatedly. In the middle of the pursuit, Morimoto is killed in a multi-car crash.
The crew reassembles the entire car, and is ready for race day. At one point he somewhat cryptically tells Sean that the Japanese have a proverb: The next morning, Sean wakes up early to discover a school uniform, and heads off to the nearest Tokyo metro station.
Sean is hesitant at first, until Twinkie said that Han was "family" to the racer. Twinkie introduces Sean to the underground world of "drift" racing, a combination of speed, curves, and controlled gliding.
Twinkie gets angry at Sean, and states that everyone will want exchanges for any damaged merchandise. Lin and his producers go for film geek cred by casting martial arts legend Sonny Chiba the Street Fighter series as an old-school gangster.
On this one, the sticker was underneath the plastic wrap instead of on the cardboard slip likely to prevent people from stealing the sticker and not buying the DVD. It left ink residue on the plastic, but it wiped away pretty easily. Tokyo Drift brought in over $24 million on its opening weekend.
The film itself was in limited release in Japan (released under the name Wild Speed 3). The US box office was $ million, and it grossed another $95, internationally, resulting in total receipts of $ million. The conceit of Tokyo Drift is exactly that: It's set in Tokyo, and it's about drifting.
The movie does make for an effective travelogue of the city, spotlighting rooftop soccer arenas, bustling city streets, and neon billboards as far as the eye can see.
The drifting in Tokyo Drift is fine – but the internet is full of more spectacular driving, like this Hoonigan production. Of course, the film ends with a cameo (spoiler). LUCAS BLACK plays an intense and stubborn American teen who's always getting into trouble, especially when driving fast and racing are involved.
He ends up being shipped off to live with his father in Tokyo where he quickly takes up with Twinkie and Han, all while clashing with D.K.
and being attracted to Neela. He uses some profanity. 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).
Topics: Race and Ethnicity, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Japan Pages: 2 ( words) Published: January 29, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” by Justin Lin is a film that allows viewers to attain a heightened level of understanding of the concept of belonging.Belonging in tokyo drift