Podcast Supplement: The Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift

Peter Fenzel and special guest Hannah Foell tackle The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Peter Fenzel and a special guest, Boston-area comedian Hannah Foell, overthink The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in a special Podcast Supplement.


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5 Comments on “Podcast Supplement: The Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift”

  1. Chris Morgan #

    Can you smellllllllllllllllllll-lalalalala, what The Rock, is (home) cookin’?

    That’s all.


  2. Pasteur #

    Definitely better than the main podcast this week.

    I’d also like to point out that Justin Lin was also a big part of Community reaching its cult status – he directed “Modern Warfare”, ie, the first Paintball.


  3. Snitty #

    One “Well Actually” and one comment.

    Well, actually, there was NOS in Tokyo Drift. Lucas Black uses it crossing a bridge, right before he and Han don’t get chased by the cops. Not used in any races though.

    Maybe the “Drift” in Tokyo Drift refers to the nature of the protagonist. Much like the Cowboy movies Han talks about, Sean is a drifter. Moving from town to town, causing trouble while trying (or actually) doing good.


    • fenzel OTI Staff #

      Thanks on the oversight. Good to know. But I think everything else still stands.

      And yeah, Tokyo Drift is definitely about people who drift into Tokyo because they have nowhere else to go, and Sean is the main drifter. That much is obvious just from the name and first act of the movie.


  4. phizzled #

    I watched Tokyo Drift for the first time about two weeks ago, and until listening to this episode, I had not realized how much Han’s journey seems identical to Saito’s in Inception. I don’t think that was an intentional point you made, but it became very clear somewhere around the 38th minute, I believe.

    with as much as the various Fastiverse movies have relied on the premise that the means to get somewhere (read: cars, “family”) and the journey are more important than the destination, are we actually supposed to care about how Han’s story ends? If they’d written “Han used to steal stuff with Dom, then he stopped and stole stuff by himself, then he stopped because [ending of Tokyo Drift],” would we find the threads that tie the films together as compelling as simply drawing out the path to the end of the story? Why has knowing the end of Tokyo Drift not taken the suspense out of every other Fastiverse entry, since we know what happens with Dom?


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