Given that John Singleton directed the second movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise, it makes a perverse kind of sense that Justin Lin would follow. Just as Singleton did with Boyz N the Hood, young Lin quickly made a name for himself with a powerful breakthrough film that introduced mass audiences to a racial-cultural aesthetic they weren't previously familiar with. And while Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow—based on a real-life Orange County murder—may not have the following that Singleton's first film does, it gave Lin instant credibility as a voice for disaffected Asian-American youth. Also like Singleton, Lin then failed to measure up: His Annapolis was ruthlessly panned by audiences and critics, and when word spread that he is remaking Park Chan-wook's Korean masterpiece Oldboy,... More >>>