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Fast & Furious 3 - Tokyo Drift (2006)

Fast & Furious 3 - Tokyo Drift (2006)

Wish more people would've liked the third Fast & Furious as much as I did, cause holy shit was it a good one.

It had emotion, like the first. It had flashy cars, like the second. Yet it had something entirely new - not just a style of driving but a culture, and a character, and some of the most memorable road-based sequences of the entire franchise.

They may not yet have been into the big stunts like they were after this, but it was big to me when I first saw it, and still now, though it's definitely one of those see-it-at-the-right-time-and-it's-all-the-more-amazing movies, like in your teenage years, cause I do believe it was more of a teenage movie than the previous two... there's a lot of school, and there's a girl involved.

In a way it feels like the typical Shonen anime, but with driving as the main theme. A bit like Initial D but: not all about the racing either.

As far as I'm concerned this was the last one of the best three movies of this franchise. It felt polished. It felt wholesome. It felt real.

You felt embarrassed for the main character just like you did for Brian in his first race too - it's like they started from scratch again, with a parallel universe of racing, and then it somehow all connects after all. Or maybe that's a parallel universe Dom too...

The plotlines start getting chaotic and twisted after this, but for now the final cameo fit right in, and I recognize Shin'ichi Chiba as the big bad Yakuza boss now too! Not sure I knew him last. This still: is a blast.

From the past! Yepp. But right now too.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome


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