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Analysis Date: June 6, 2003
CAP Score: 47 out of 100
CAP Influence Density: 1.74
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(2003), PG-13 [R-13] -- The consequences may be 2Terrible ... 2Bad2. It could have been a good flick.
Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Original Film, Neal H. Moritz Productions, Universal Pictures
Distribution (US): Universal Pictures
Director(s): John Singleton
Producer(s): Michael Fottrell, David Marder, Lee R. Mayes, Neal H. Moritz
Written by: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas. Characters and Story: Gary Scott Thompson
Cinematography/Camera: Matthew F. Leonetti
Music: David Arnold, Kaseem Dean, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Ja Rule, Ja Rule, Tyrese
Film Editing: Bruce Cannon
Casting: Kim Hardin
Production Design: Keith Brian Burns
Art Direction: Lawrence A. Hubbs
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6
Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker, back from The Fast and the Furious as the same ex-cop from LA) and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson, a good team-player candidate for future pictures of a similar genre who replaces the seemingly self-oriented Vin Diesel) go undercover. Fortunately no one goes under any sheets with anybody. Brian and Roman put their skills to work for the FBI and the US Customs police to put an end to the drug money laundering of Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) and get their criminal records cleared in turn. Brian and Roman agree to join Verone as his delivery drivers.
After a 20-minute drag race in the abandoned streets of Miami (abandoned streets of Miami?) where Brian reveals how he makes his living through street race gambling, Brian is coerced into taking on the special assignment for the FBI with getting his law-breaking record cleared as the carrot on the stick. Brian agrees IF he gets to chose his partner. This is where male model and rapper Tyrese Gibson comes into the picture. Playing the part of Roman, an old school buddy of O'Conner's, Gibson portrays a car theft parolee under ankle-locator restrictions as a demolition derby driver. After a macho fight, Roman agrees to help Brian serve the law. Roman's carrot on the stick is also a clear record. Now starts the highway mayhem and street melees.
I wonder if all the local expert street drivers will act the same after seeing 2Fast 2Furious as they did after seeing The Fast and the Furious of 2001. I remember watching the first Fast but I couldn't finish the analysis. I also remember after the show seeing many 2brave and 2daring young drivers emulated the show characters, noting about how much that show will cost the owners of the cars (mom/dad) the local high-school street racers abuse. But I'm sure that was not on the minds of the junior Brians and Romans as whatever they were driving became a Supra or Eclipse as they slammed their feet into their parents' carburetors and left a thousand miles worth of tire in a 10-foot strip on the pavement ... at each intersection. What was it the liberals say about movies not influencing kids? Parents may want to think about that before letting junior drive the family car to the theater to watch 2Fast 2Furious. The consequences may be 2Terrible.
2Fast 2Furious is dazzling, colorful and action-packed with some quality performances, clearly a cut above The Fast and the Furious of 2001, but still another no-brain "R-13"
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Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Offense to God (O)
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|"There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|