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Dull and charmless protagonist leads to dull and charmless movie.
on April 20, 2017
Magical white boy combines being the physically buffest and oldest looking highschool student ever with having the emotional maturity of a 12 year old who's just discovered anti-parental-authority and anti-spinach subreddits.
Despite having no redeeming qualities whatsoever and the cultural transplant sensitivity of a plastic spork (not that it matters since I guess the writers also just didn't understand how things in Japan or on planet earth actually work), he somehow doesn't get murdered even when (incredibly laid back and obsessively dumb) yakuza are involved and of course gets the hot girl and admiration of all while drifting in a vehicle that was not made to drift for the final element of the 'couldn't even just turn brain off to like it trifecta'.
So basically yes, wish fulfillment movie but just done a lot less charmingly than all other FatF movies, and with less character/cast chemistry than you'd get by mixing baking powder and baking soda together in the kitchen. Not even the race sequences or shiny subculture fashionistas could save it.