By Clint Morris
A sequel to “Faster” (not to be confused with the Dwayne Johson film of the same name; which, in turn, Is not to be confused with the moldy, stinky soap that floats at the bottom of a urinal), the aptly titled “Fastest” is one of those films that offers well, pretty much more of the same. And that’s just fine; particularly when the film falls squarely into the ‘fast bikes bolting around a track’ genre.
Mark Neale’s coolant-charged doco fixes on the ongoing competition run privately by multiple world motorcycle racing champion Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.
Its an exciting profile for bike buffs with Neale capturing every heated race, accident (and there’s more than a couple of serious ones; including the death of a colleague) and verbal vomit of the twosome.
The film also serves as somewhat of an education for non-bike fans by explaining the mechanisms behind motoGP racing but mostly, what propels these men to participate in such a dangerous game.
The weakest element of the doco is that Neale jumps back and forth through time too much. Rather than simply beginning in one year and ending the film in a later year he simply throws it all in – everything from over the years – and quite frankly, it gets frustrating keeping up with the game of celluloid hopscotch.
Structural issues aside, “Fastest” still remains an engrossing, interesting and loud movie experience. You’ll smell the rubber a good block from the theater.
Narrated by real-life petrol-head Ewan McGregor.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.