1) Introductory scene + fight
During the first few minutes of the movie, Brian Earl Spilner, aka the serial killer looking typical white boy, demolishes one of Mia's crappy tuna sandwiches (with no crust of course). Dom's crew enters the scene and jealously over Mia ensues between Vince (Coyotes R' Us) and Brian. Instead of heading to Fatburger, Brian takes a couple of nice shots at Vince, prompting Dom to come save his ass and hilarity follows. Spilner claims that Vince was in his face, yet now, Dom proclaims "I'm in your face". Cue one of the most comical photoshops of all time:
2) The girls especially Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez)
There are a plethora of hotties in this movie scattered in each scene. I mean, who wouldn't get off to Mia?s surveillance photos? Letty was quite the mechanic/driver/looker and had quite a right hook on Johnny Tran?s man at Racewars. Also, let's not forget Monica's cute friend. But too bad for Edwin, he misses out on a menage a trois when he loses "The" race.
3) The Cars (Supra, RX7, Skyline, 240sx in particular)
Admit it, besides the lame ass decals, spoilers and fart cans, the cars in this movie are pretty sick. Brian and Dom?s shop transform his 10 minute junkyard Supra into a machine that "smokes" Ferraris (more than you can afford, pal). With the 15 grand worth of parts overnighted from Japan, I'm pretty sure it can decimate all.
Dom's Veilside RX7, equipped with "sneaky petes" - as we like to call them (Nitrous oxide under his seat), is a pretty sweet looking and presumably fast car.
However, my favorite car in the entire movie is Leon's R33 Skyline GTR. The GTR is equipped with flush, classy mesh wheels, a simple bodykit and a reported HKS turbo kit boosting power to 560HP. I would use it for a lot more than blocking the Pizza boy?s delivery route and monitoring the police radio.
4) The quotes
This movie is a gold mine for lines that will surely cause an eruption of laugher should you quote them around your friends. Here are a couple of my favorites:
[Dom]: Go fetch your car? We're not on your block any more. You better watch who you talk to like that.
[Johnny Tran]: TORETTO! TORETTO! SWAT came into my house, disrespected my whole family because somebody narc'd me out! And you know what? IT WAS YOU!
[Dom]: I never narc'd on nobody! I never narc'd on nobody!
These lines actually inspired a sticker I saw at a gas station in real life:
[Dom to Jesse] Take it upstairs Einstien! You can't detail a car with the cover on. Can't even get that right.
[Edwin] It's not how you stand by your car, it's how you race your car.
[Vince]: Why don't you try Fat Burger from now on? You can get yourself a cheese and fries for 2.95, faggot!
[Brian]: I like the tuna here.
[Vince]: Bullshit asshole, no one likes the tuna here!
[Dom]: You almost had me? You never had me - you never had your car... Granny shiftin' not double clutchin' like you should. You're lucky that hundred shot of NOS didn't blow the welds on the intake! You almost had me?
[Dom]: Ask any racer. Any real racer. It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning.
[Brian]: What's the retail on one of those?
[Ferrari Driver]: More than you can afford pal. Ferrari.
[Dom to Brian]: Smoke him.
[Edwin]: Hey, hey, Monica!
[Monica]: What's your problem, nigga? You didn't win!
5) The Soundtrack
If we forget about Ja Rule for a sec, the songs in the movie are actually pretty decent. Until recently, I had no idea BT was responsible for a decent portion of the songs I enjoyed in the movie. My favorite is Nocturnal Transmission:
I often find myself re-watching FnF for some laughs, maybe this article will persuade you to do the same. I'll see you in the desert next month. Be ready to have your ass handed to you.