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The Fast and the Furious

Someone in Hollywood decided that the money is in the hands of 18-24 year old boys.

Maybe it's an attractive notion to the post-college executives. Certainly that age group buys oceans of Cola and junk food, and other recreational products.

It's also easy to set this group as a target market. Think testosterone, gasoline, speed, loud, fast, destructive, shallow, self-involved and self-indulgent and some chap mating rituals with worshipful bimbettes.

No characterisation demands, no complex plots, no deep philosophical concerns and bonding that is more fear- (action) than honour- (thought) based.

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If you think about it, that's a really simple formula - something Hollywood loves -- and if you decide that 18-24 year-old women are so empty that they are fascinated by posturing males and a disposable "love", then you can claim to have the "youth market".

And so to The Fast and the Furious. This film's cops are holed up in the stylish modern house that Eddie Fisher built for Liz Taylor.

the important cop orders a drone cope to make coffee: decaf iced cappucinos. Even the cops in Hollywood are precious. Too poofy to be heroes.

They are pitted against a team in fast black cars, hijacking increasingly agro truck drivers. You can guess what happens.

It's all wrapped up in a lot of loud music, loud special effects and flash cinematography.

Yes, I liked the look of the film, but it's all style and no substance. Rainy-day video viewing.

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Due for Australian release October, 2001
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