Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
This is a short film which is a prequel to Fast and Furious involving the fugitive ex-convict Dom assembling his crew in the Dominican Republic to plan a hijacking of a road train gasoline tanker truck.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
An American teenager named Sean Boswell is a loner in school, however he challenges his rival for an illegal street racing, and he totals his car in the end of the race. To avoid time in prison he is sent to Tokyo to live with his father who is in the military. As soon as he arrives he discovers a new, fun but dangerous way of street racing in the underworld of the streets of Tokyo, Japan. Written by
Paul Walker wasn't asked to return, as the studio felt he was too old. The first draft of the script, featured the return of Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto. See more »
It is extremely uncommon for Japanese high school students to own cars. Like most countries besides the US, residents of Japan can only obtain a license to drive a car at the age of 18. In addition, the age of majority in Japan of 20, meaning that a high school student would need an adult to sign for him/her to purchase a car (or at least purchase the required insurance).
Japanese kids who join motorcycle gangs (which are in turn affiliated with organized crime) are often provided with stolen vehicles, which they generally drive without licenses. The kids depicted in the movie would appear to fit this bill - however, kids in motorcycle gangs usually leave school after finishing the ninth grade (the minimum leaving age in Japan) and rarely advance to high school. See more »
Got a free screening pass to see it 6-12, saw it with some car buddies, the dork I am took notes.
This movie had more semblance of a plot than the rest of the franchise, the action stayed fresh and actually flowed with the plot, and the characters actually had motivation this time! There weren't any HUGE glaring inaccuracies (other than daddy throwing sonny the keys to a car with NO ENGINE in it...) The three cameos in the film were well placed, though a bit campy at the very end. The cars and action sequences were amazingly choreographed, one even leaving my whole theatre clapping for the protagonist.
I give 8/10 because of low expectations, and being totally blown away when it was much better than I expected.
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