The second Fast and Furious flick pulls up on 4K Ultra HD leaving no doubt as to its sequel status, being called 2 Fast 2 Furious and all. But how does it perform on the format? Should you stop and stare, or drive away?
The story: Cop Brian (Paul Walker) is back, except he’s no longer a cop. He’s moved from LA to Miami, and it isn’t long until he’s involved with vice – and the cops again. With Dom on the lam from the first flick, Bri buddies up with Rome (Tyrese Gibson) – although they don’t exactly start off on friendly terms. Beyond the relationship dramas, there’s a drug dealer to bring down, girls to impress and, of course, all manner of majestic wheels ranging from Japanese turbo delights to good old American muscle to drive really, really fast.
“Alright, let’s see what this thing can do.”
The 4K disc: We could just copy and paste this bit from our glowing review of The Fast and the Furious in 4K, however we’d actually be doing this sequel an injustice. Everything that was great about that first one presentation-wise has been improved upon here. Another native 4K transfer offers astonishing detail at times, which only tends to get a little soft when the old school (well, 15 years is a long time in computer years) title effects pop up near the start and through the end credits. Once again HDR makes everything look like a feast for the eyes, with everything from the cars to the locations benefiting from the extra contrast and brightness. Another DTS:X audio track is the order of the day, and this one packs even more power than that of the first flick. Once again there’s plenty of music and motoring mayhem given the treatment to glorious effect – well, unless perhaps you’re your neighbour. If you dig extras, there’s also an audio commentary from director John Singleton.
Release date: October 17, 2018
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes
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