Digital Cover: The Fast Cast of ‘Furious 7′ Speeds Back
- Brian Takes the Helm – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The franchise’s first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious is the undeniable black sheep in Dominic Toretto’s extended cinematic family. The reasons are obvious: aside from Vin Diesel’s glaring absence, director John Singleton’s (yes, the same Singleton who made Boyz n the Hood and Higher Learning) film mistakes mindless entertainment for unbridled looniness.
In 2 Fast 2 Furious’ opener, there is however the joy of watching the first film’s co-captain, Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), officially become the man by out-driving a ton of roadsters in the brightly lit streets of Miami. You can imagine millions of Fast & Furious lovers first solidifying their undying love for Paul Walker as he speeds off that lifted-up bridge and leapfrogs over Michael Ealy.