Lucas Black is a 24-year-old high school ne’er-do-well who gets super-expelled to Japan after racing a jock with a convertible. Once in his new digs he meets 19-year-old high school student Li’l Bow Wow. Together, with the help of Han (Sung Kang), they face off against 29-year-old high school student Takashi, a local yakuza lord, who is such a super amazing racer that he is known as DK, or Drift King. It’s sort of about growing up.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was a franchise experiment in the vein of Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Unlike the latter, however, Tokyo Drift was not produced by a studio fueled by coke, LSD and a seething hatred for children, Halloween and Druidism. (more…)