History Headscratchers / TheFastAndTheFurious

24th Jun '17 7:28:36 PM nombretomado
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** They've shown little to no concern for collateral damage in the past. They started out hijacking trucks in the most dangerous way possible and at a minimum could easily have gotten the drivers of those trucks killed. Of course ''FastFive'' brought this to a whole other level.
* What was Dom's problem with Reyes' men at the beginning of ''FastFive''? They were hired to steal a bunch of impounded cars off a train. Reyes was really only interested in one of them, so the rest of the theft was to cover for that. Why would Dom care and subsequently risk angering their employer for something that really had nothing to do with him? Was he just that pissed because he was left out when Brian "made a call".

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** They've shown little to no concern for collateral damage in the past. They started out hijacking trucks in the most dangerous way possible and at a minimum could easily have gotten the drivers of those trucks killed. Of course ''FastFive'' ''Film/FastFive'' brought this to a whole other level.
* What was Dom's problem with Reyes' men at the beginning of ''FastFive''? ''Film/FastFive''? They were hired to steal a bunch of impounded cars off a train. Reyes was really only interested in one of them, so the rest of the theft was to cover for that. Why would Dom care and subsequently risk angering their employer for something that really had nothing to do with him? Was he just that pissed because he was left out when Brian "made a call".
10th May '17 3:38:37 PM GrammarNavi
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* In Fast 8, the EMP shuts down the entire base. So whilst you can forgive the minor thing of the barrios somehow magically being lowered (basic mechanics would have them lock in place once raised), how the heck was the submarine hacked? The entire point of the EMP is that it shuts down all electronics completely, hacking in from the outside shouldn't do a damn thing.
** Movies sometimes show EMPs to be temporary, even though that's not how they work IRL. Or maybe the sub was shielded from the EMP or the EMP didn't have the range to disable the sub.

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* In Fast 8, the EMP {{EMP}} shuts down the entire base. So whilst you can forgive the minor thing of the barrios somehow magically being lowered (basic mechanics would have them lock in place once raised), how the heck was the submarine hacked? The entire point of the EMP is that it shuts down all electronics completely, hacking in from the outside shouldn't do a damn thing.
** Movies sometimes show EMPs [=EMPs=] to be temporary, even though that's not how they work IRL. Or maybe the sub was shielded from the EMP or the EMP didn't have the range to disable the sub.
30th Apr '17 8:17:38 AM Hawkeye86
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* In Fast 8, how are there so many self driving cars in New York City? Even if you take into account that they aren't all self driving, but those cars that can park themselves (which on a side note, shouldn't be capable of getting over 10 mph), that is still way too many to be in one place. There is a period where about six all fall out of the same parking lot.

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** Movies sometimes show EMPs to be temporary, even though that's not how they work IRL. Or maybe the sub was shielded from the EMP or the EMP didn't have the range to disable the sub.
* In Fast 8, how are there so many self driving cars in New York City? Even if you take into account that they aren't all self driving, but those cars that can park themselves (which on a side note, shouldn't be capable of getting over 10 mph), that is still way too many to be in one place. There is a period where about six all fall out of the same parking lot.lot.
** Because that way the movie has a cool action sequence.
27th Apr '17 11:42:25 PM blackmorghann
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20th Apr '17 2:06:29 PM wildste
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* What was Dom's problem with Reyes' men at the beginning of ''FastFive''? They were hired to steal a bunch of impounded cars off a train. Reyes was really only interested in one of them, so the rest of the theft was to cover for that. Why would Dom care and subsequently risk angering their employer for something that really had nothing to do with him? Was he just that pissed because he was left out when Brian "made a call".

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* What was Dom's problem with Reyes' men at the beginning of ''FastFive''? They were hired to steal a bunch of impounded cars off a train. Reyes was really only interested in one of them, so the rest of the theft was to cover for that. Why would Dom care and subsequently risk angering their employer for something that really had nothing to do with him? Was he just that pissed because he was left out when Brian "made a call".call".
* In Fast 8, the EMP shuts down the entire base. So whilst you can forgive the minor thing of the barrios somehow magically being lowered (basic mechanics would have them lock in place once raised), how the heck was the submarine hacked? The entire point of the EMP is that it shuts down all electronics completely, hacking in from the outside shouldn't do a damn thing.
* In Fast 8, how are there so many self driving cars in New York City? Even if you take into account that they aren't all self driving, but those cars that can park themselves (which on a side note, shouldn't be capable of getting over 10 mph), that is still way too many to be in one place. There is a period where about six all fall out of the same parking lot.
13th Feb '17 6:31:04 AM cdrood
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** They've shown little to no concern for collateral damage in the past. They started out hijacking trucks in the most dangerous way possible and at a minimum could easily have gotten the drivers of those trucks killed. Of course ''FastFive'' brought this to a whole other level.
13th Feb '17 6:28:42 AM cdrood
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* Was it responsible for Dom and his team to head back to LA. By setting up the trap there, they were probably responsible for the deaths of several people.

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* Was it responsible for Dom and his team to head back to LA. By setting up the trap there, they were probably responsible for the deaths of several people.people.
* What was Dom's problem with Reyes' men at the beginning of ''FastFive''? They were hired to steal a bunch of impounded cars off a train. Reyes was really only interested in one of them, so the rest of the theft was to cover for that. Why would Dom care and subsequently risk angering their employer for something that really had nothing to do with him? Was he just that pissed because he was left out when Brian "made a call".
13th Oct '16 12:18:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Shaw's resourceful and always been one step ahead. Flying it out might have always been the default plan, but they tried to be GenreSavvy and used the plan after that. Alternatively they needed it gone '''now'''; you cannot prep a plane and get it airborne in a hurry without cutting a lot of corners designed to stop horrible accidents from occurring, helicopters are slower and can be shot down by someone with either the right equipment or enough skill (both of which Shaw has an abundance of), and boats run into similar problems. There really is no other choice but to either keep the chip there and hope whatever plan he has cooked up fails or try and drive it out of there before he knows what's happening.

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*** Shaw's resourceful and always been one step ahead. Flying it out might have always been the default plan, but they tried to be GenreSavvy and used the plan after that. Alternatively they needed it gone '''now'''; you cannot prep a plane and get it airborne in a hurry without cutting a lot of corners designed to stop horrible accidents from occurring, helicopters are slower and can be shot down by someone with either the right equipment or enough skill (both of which Shaw has an abundance of), and boats run into similar problems. There really is no other choice but to either keep the chip there and hope whatever plan he has cooked up fails or try and drive it out of there before he knows what's happening.
16th Jan '16 3:10:18 AM Anddrix
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*** And a room full of career criminals didn't question his numbers? You don't make that kind of book-keeping leap in logic without a little bit of explanation when you're talking in the millions, unless you want to be accused of skimming off the top. They used the same number throughout the whole movie even after some of it was burned and a new member added to the team and nobody said "Wait, how much do we get now?". Academically, I know that they just wanted to keep the numbers simple so as not to [[ViewersAreMorons confuse the audience]], but did they really have to assume that we can't multiply single-digit numbers by 11? I'm slightly offended.

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*** And a room full of career criminals didn't question his numbers? You don't make that kind of book-keeping leap in logic without a little bit of explanation when you're talking in the millions, unless you want to be accused of skimming off the top. They used the same number throughout the whole movie even after some of it was burned and a new member added to the team and nobody said "Wait, how much do we get now?". Academically, I know that they just wanted to keep the numbers simple so as not to [[ViewersAreMorons confuse the audience]], audience, but did they really have to assume that we can't multiply single-digit numbers by 11? I'm slightly offended.
15th Jun '15 8:08:04 PM Panther50
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** He had already blown his cover when he told Mia earlier that he was a cop, and needed her help to save Dom. It would have made no sense for him to not call in the quickest backup possible, when she would have told everyone that he was a cop anyways.

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** He had already blown his cover when he told Mia earlier that he was a cop, and needed her help to save Dom. It would have made no sense for him to not call in the quickest backup possible, when she would have told everyone that he was a cop anyways.anyways.
*In Furious 7 is the God's Eye actually more trouble then it was worth for Dom and his team? They went on two highly dangerous missions to pick up Ramsay and her equipment, then the one time they use it, they get sucked into a trap. Given the ease with which Deckard constantly found them, wouldn't they have been better off just setting a trap for him?
* When Mr Nobody is injured why does he entrust Ramsay with Dom and his team. Given she is effectively the only one who could disarm the God's Eye shouldn't she have been rushed off to the nearest military base for safe keeping?
* Was it responsible for Dom and his team to head back to LA. By setting up the trap there, they were probably responsible for the deaths of several people.
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