The Fast and the Furious movie have become one of the most popular action/horror movies of recent years. I saw it in theaters during the summer, and I can honestly say that it was one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. The special effects were way too advanced for my taste, and the car chase sequence was very over the top. I will mention the car chase near the end of the movie, but needless to say, it was not the greatest thing I have ever seen in my life!
The series of movies (so far) have been based on a book written by Tom Clancy. In the book, the author puts the cars into races against each other. Once the cars reach the finish line, the cars race to be first. The winner is the car that moves quickest all the way across the finish line.
For those of you who don't know, here's the plot: Carl Cruise and Kurt Russell are high school students living in Chicago. One day, they stumble upon an illegal tunnel that leads them to the mysterious owner of the tunnel. There, they discover a stash of Chinese weapons and a vicious Chinese mobster with a dangerous past. Now, the two boys must work together to escape this dangerous man...and rescue their friend from a Chinese jail. It is a thrilling, crazy, and funny movie that will keep you watching until the end! Trust me, it will not stay three minutes!
The Fast and the Furious Movie franchise has proven itself worthy of not only great movies, but also of being turned into a TV show. The TV show, in turn, has proven to be quite popular, especially in the United States. I have watched it several times just to see what kind of crazy adventures the characters go through in their adventures. I think they are awesome!
You might think that the concept of Chinese people stealing American cars and putting them for sale on the streets is a bit ridiculous. That's exactly what happened in the movie! I thought that the movie was a bit slow at the beginning, but as the movie went on I began to enjoy the fast-paced action and car chases. Sure, there were moments when the movie tried to be too serious. However, the humor in the movie really kept me laughing throughout the movie.
The best scene that I found in the movie was when Carl took off and the Chinese mobsters behind him started to fire at the windows in an attempt to stop the plane! It was quite hilarious to see how foolish and pathetic these Chinese people were. They simply wanted more money from the Americans - that's all!
The Chinese restaurant in the movie was also fun to visit. The food seemed delicious! I was even able to order some pizza. The Chinese girl who worked there was very caring and nice. The only downfall to this restaurant was the fact that the Chinese language was not easy to understand for me...not a big problem though!
Overall, The Fast and the Furious movie is a fantastic movie. The plot is great, the acting is great, the cars are cool, and the scenes of the Chinese restaurant are great! Kids and adults alike will have a great time watching this movie. The movie runs about 90 minutes, so don't forget to enjoy it!
One complaint I did have was the song they played at the beginning of the movie, which is "Don't Take Me Alive". While I do not remember the name of the song, I remember someone getting angry at the song and yelling at the screen because it was too annoying. So don't let yourself get upset over this. It was just a little annoying. However, this song was the theme song for the movie so I guess they can do whatever they want!
The film itself was a lot of fun. I especially like the chase scene in the beginning. The special effects were great, and I especially liked the explosions. The villain, Buford, had a huge impact on the story as well. I think the success of this movie has more to do with Tom Cruise's acting skills then it has to do with the actual car stunts!
If you are a car buff like I am, then this movie is definitely for you. And if you are someone who hates cars, then you might not enjoy it as much as I did. But, either way, the movie is fun to watch and worth a watch. Just remember, if you are watching the movie while traveling in your car, make sure that the windows are open. That's what we call driving safely!