Ok, hear me out first.
Tokyo Drift receives alot of crap for being the "weakest" of the bunch in the F&F franchise, but I love it and will always will.
Tokyo drift to me is one of my best films! Don't stop reading just there, I know I sound bonkers, but stay with me,
Reasons I love Tokyo Drift is that, they actually focus on the drifting and it doesn't trick you into thinking that its something else (like Drive and the other F&F films) and that's why I love it. Its literally what it says on the tin can! "Tokyo Drift" Another reason I love Tokyo Drift is because of the 'Karate Kid' relationship between Han and Sean. To me that relationship stood out and was rich. I loved how Han mentored Sean like a father/brother figure.
Yes Tokyo Drift does have some weak points like the bad cheesy dialogue and bow wow, but what makes up for this is the amazing visuals. TD has some of the best visuals within the F&F franchise, the shots of Tokyo are amazing & great to glare at, including the cars. They do well to stand out.
I know the dialogue isn't great, but there were sometimes were for me the dialogue really stood out, and helped this film a lot! just take the moment when Han says;
"I have money, it's trust and character I need around me. You know, who you choose to be around you lets you know who you are. One car in exchange for knowing what a man's made of? That's a price I can live with"
It sounds a lot better when he's saying it off course, but that quote has stuck with me till now and to me stands out more than most Quentin Tarantino lines have to me.
I know the film has major flaws, more than others, but I genuinely love TD. No its not Django Unchained, but to me its up their with my faves. I probably haven't sold you on this film, but who cares? I wanted to get this across.
"Don't let critics make your minds up for you"