I received an angry e-mail today from a South American reader who took issue with my review of “2 Fast 2 Furious”. Here it is:
I’m from Argentina [a fact which will soon become apparent], and your review about “2 fast 2 furious” its like the ones these frustrated directors ‘ve made, who, the only thing they can do is denigrate and talk about everyone elses work (cuz they wont ever make a single movie). 2 Fast 2 Furious its a movie made for street racers [especially really smart ones], and if u ‘re not one, u wont ever understand a thing. [Note that despite the language barrier, Damien has picked up on how to butcher English like a native-born 14-year-old girl.] If u dont know anything about what a car is, or what a piston ring is, you will hardly understand the porpouse of this movie.
Remember, that sometimes we cannot judge somebody or sth cuz we dont have the elements to do this. In this case, you may know a lot about movies, but the true is that you dont understand a thing about cars. [True. Luckily, I wasn’t reviewing cars, I was reviewing a movie.]
What’s amusing is that my review PRAISES the car scenes, and in fact says there ought to be MORE of them! If Damien felt the movie was great the way it is, then perhaps I’m more of a car lover than he is, since I wished for more cars and he was satisfied with the present number. At any rate, glad to know they’re reading me in Argentina.