2 Fast 2 Furious How does director John Singleton compensate for the Vin Diesel-lessness of his sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious ? With even more gratuitous shots of scantily…
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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Paul Walker, 2 Fast 2 Furious | 2 BLOND 2 BLAND Walker reprises his role -- and his boring performance -- for the sequel
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2 BLOND 2 BLAND Walker reprises his role -- and his boring performance -- for the sequel

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2003; DVD Release Date: Sep 30, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Tyrese and Paul Walker; Distributor: Universal; More

How does director John Singleton compensate for the Vin Diesel-lessness of his sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious? With even more gratuitous shots of scantily clad women and souped-up imports, of course! Sadly, he doesn't add any more plot -- ''2F2F'' is just a warmed-over version of its 2001 predecessor: L.A. cop-turned-Miami street racer Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) once again rides alongside a bald, tattooed criminal (the fab-ab'd Tyrese Gibson) while wooing a feisty, well-tanned beauty (Eva Mendes).

Granted, Singleton gets the ol' adrenaline pumping with some blazing car chases and close-ups on Tyrese's chiseled bod, but his cinematographic eye candy just isn't fast or furious enough to beat out the original testosterone-fueled flick. EXTRAS The deleted scenes, outtakes, and Singleton's commentary pale in comparison with a Playboy Bunny feigning interest in learning how to ''trick out'' a car.

Originally posted Sep 30, 2003 Published in issue #731 Oct 03, 2003 Order article reprints