10 Most Underwhelming Summer Movies Of All Time

9. 2 Fast 2 Furious

Universal Pictures

With Paul Walker the only cast member encoring from The Fast And The Furious, the makers of this sequel (easily the weakest in the franchise) went in a very different direction and served up a camp classic.

What’s the last thing you expect to see in a movie where the female contingent is represented by Eva Mendes, Devon Aoki plus dozens of other “babes” in various stages of undress? How about Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson tussling on the floor, their legs wrapped around their opponent, each one trying to dominate the other?

That’s how guys “bond” in this movie when they’re not racing against each other or trying to take down a bad guy. Tyrese also loses his “blouse” at the drop of a hat, wrapping it around his fist so he can break a car window even though the door is unlocked.

Even when he’s in the middle of a “hoasis” Tyrese’s character always seems excessively shy around women, preferring to take a step back and stand in the corner of the room making wisecracks. It’s a trait he carries through the sequels, where all the women – Michelle Rodriguez, Gal Gadot, Gina Carano etc – are tougher than he is.


Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'