It’s the title that launched a million movie-review puns. To quote USA Today, for example, “’2 Fast’ is 2 dopey, and that’s 2 bad.” The film itself? Almost 2 similar to the original, but why tweak success?
In 2003, 2 Fast 2 Furious took the fast cars and buff bodies of 2001′s The Fast and the Furious from Los Angeles to Miami, and replaced standout Vin Diesel (who was too busy dealing with newfound fame) with model-actor Tyrese Gibson as Paul Walker’s buddy. Other than that, the formula stayed the same, just with even more racing and even less plot. Moviegoers didn’t seem to mind the corny title — take fast cars and add hot girls, and you get a $127 million box-office gross. However, the next film in the series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, only took in $62 million. Should have called it 3 Fast 3 Furious.