If you like other spoof films like the Flying High or the Scary Movie series, then you will probably really enjoy Superfast and Superfurious, also released under the title of Superfast!
This type of comedy is not something that appeals to everyone, but this film does have a storyline (of sorts), great production values and is typically corny, just as you should expect from any decent spoof.
Cop Lucas White goes undercover to infiltrate Vin Serento’s LA gang of illegal street racers. The gang plans to double cross crime kingpin Juan Carlos de la Sol who stashes his cash in a downtown Taco Bell. The gang’s ridiculous plan to steal his money will see them towing the entire restaurant at crazy speeds through the streets of LA.
Written and Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who are known for similar spoofs including Scary Movie and Disaster Movie, Superfast and Superfurious has all the lame jokes that we have come to expect including unicorns painted on the side of super cars, racers forgetting to get gas, a smart car as a super car being chased by a cop on a bicycle, and tough guys who would sell out their gang for free tickets to boy band One Direction.
The film also parodies many elements you’d find in a regular Fast and Furious film including hot cars, a mandatory classic multi epic round up scene, a cameo from a black rapper (Rogelio Douglas Jr), a cool Asian guy (Chris Pang) and a beautiful model making her feature acting debut (Chanel Celaya).
Dale Paninski as Vin Sorrento and Alex Ashbaugh as undercover officer Lucas White deliver some well-timed comedy, while Lili Mirojnick and Andrea Navedo are cool and funny as the co-conspirators and sexy girlfriends Jordana and Michelle. Fast and Furious fans might remember Daniel Booko as one of Clay’s buddies in the third instalment of that film franchise, Tokyo Drift, as he takes on the much larger role of Curtis, Vin’s needy best friend.
There is plenty of colour, fast cars, pretty girls, corn and action that keep this film moving along at a fast and fun pace.
Superfast and Superfurious is exactly what you should want and expect from this genre and includes some fun out-takes if you hang around for the credits at the end.
Reviewed by Ceri Horner
Rating out of 10: 7
Superfast and Superfurious is released 14 October 2015 on Blu-ray and DVD