Director: John Singleton
Summary: After losing his badge for letting the "bad guy" get away at the end of the first movie, Brian OConner (Paul Walker) is given a chance for redemption by helping the FBI catch the notorious Carter Verone (Cole Hauser). The FBI learns that Carter Verone will hire two skilled drivers to transport a large stash of "dirty" money from a safe house to an airstrip where he will take possession of the money and flee the country. So, using his impressive driving skills, Brian OConner catches the attention of Verone and is hired to do the job. Lots of races and chases distract us until the end of the movie when Brian OConner leads the Feds to Verone. They arrest him and they all live happily ever after. The end. Thanks for coming. You may now reactivate the cognitive portion of your brain.
I cant believe I am about to write this: This sequel would have been better if they had brought back Vin Diesels character from the first movie (Dominic Toretto). At least I would have been amused by his unavailing attempt to act. Really, how bad does a script have to be before Vin will say "no, thanks."? Watch this movie and you will find out. Maybe Im wrong it could be that Vin was too busy filming "Quadruple X" to rehash the role.
This movie sucks. However, there was a cool special effect that we saw every time a driver hit the nitris button during a race. The sound would become a distant echo and as you watched from the drivers point-of-view, the streetlights would blur into ribbons color. It is similar to the visual sensation one experiences when going for a late-night drive after eating a tab of X. The director, John Singleton uses this "nitris" effect over and over. About 20 minutes into the movie, I began to wish that I had brought my own bottle of nitris to inhale while watching. When I go to my dentist for a drilling, scaling or grinding, at least he has the compassion of shooting me up with novocaine and allowing me to breathe nitris before he begins his dark, sadistic work. Not Singleton. He is merciless.
Dont watch this crap. Wait for the DVD to come out and rent it from Netflix.com. When the DVD arrives, use it as a coaster. Then, Email Netflix and tell them that the DVD never arrived. They will send another copy. When they do, use that one as a coaster, too. Repeat as needed.
If you must experience the "nitris" effect, go to your local techno / trance club, find the guy with dilated pupils who is moving from table to table and give him 30 bucks for a tab. Eat it, wait 30 minutes, then take a cab ride home. You will save money and the hangover will be less painful than watching this abortive mess.