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dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
May 10th 2016 at 9:47:40 AM

You know, see I how both Fast and Furious Seri and The Bourne series are part of Universal Studios, it would be really kicks to have a crossover between those two.

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May 10th 2016 at 9:54:01 AM

[up] Not really, they're too different.

But a crossover with Back to the Future....

dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
May 10th 2016 at 10:47:29 AM

Yes, really. It's not like I want a massive, connected Universal Cinematic Universe, it could just be a spin off, where few liberties can take.

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
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LordofLore Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Jun 15th 2016 at 11:07:05 AM

Awesome. What do you want to met that she's the Shaw family matriarch (with Charlize being the Shaw sister)? Given how much these movies have been pushing the idea of family since, like part four, seeing an "evil/dark" family as the villains could fit in with that idea.

TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Jun 18th 2016 at 2:19:59 PM

It could be a RED/Fast crossover with her sniper granny character from those movies. You never know.

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DeadlyAssassin Last of the Stellarians from Helsinki Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Last of the Stellarians
Dec 11th 2016 at 3:55:42 PM

I'm rather surprised that the movie is not called "The F8 of the Furious"

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I am one with the Force and the Force is with me
Dec 11th 2016 at 10:12:01 PM

[up][up] Maybe the pun is auditory. tongue

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EruditeEsotericist The Quizzing Ronin from Dumfries, SW Scotland Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
The Quizzing Ronin
Dec 12th 2016 at 3:53:58 PM

Hobbs in jail and Toretto the apparent antagonist? Didn't see either of those coming!

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TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Dec 23rd 2016 at 1:24:40 PM

That's the first one of those films in years I actually want to see at the cinema. Well played, director guy, well played indeed.

Feb 23rd 2017 at 7:48:35 PM

Looks like whoever guess blackmail called it:

Also, Mirren has been confirmed as the Shaw matriarch.

edited 23rd Feb '17 7:50:23 PM by XanderCrews

MarkVonLewis Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die
Feb 24th 2017 at 12:31:42 PM

This looks less like a street racing movie and more like a current-day hip hop Fury Road. Looks entertaining though.

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Feb 24th 2017 at 2:08:58 PM

Of course it's blackmail. No matter how much the trailers might try to convince us otherwise, Dom would never unironically be the villain. Vin Diesel practically owns this franchise at this point.

Remember that time when they thought O'Connor was the main character and wrote Vin Diesel out? It's called the second movie. And when that was a bust, they wrote O'Connor out and declared "Fast Cars" to be the main character, and that went even worse. And then they brought back Vin Diesel and it became one of the most awesome franchises in film history.

It has been scientifically proven that you can't Fast and Furious without Dominic Toretto. He ain't going anywhere, and since he ain't going anywhere, he's not about to betray all of his principles, rip off his mask, go "HAHAHA It was the Red Skull all this time! This is where I've been since First Avenger!" By the time the end credits roll, he'll be right back in his proper place as one of the protagonists.

edited 24th Feb '17 2:09:19 PM by TobiasDrake

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EruditeEsotericist The Quizzing Ronin from Dumfries, SW Scotland Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
The Quizzing Ronin
Mar 3rd 2017 at 8:05:46 AM

To be fair, I'm quite certain Paul Walker would still be the Deuteragonist if he were still alive. But yes, since the 4th film, it's been all about Vin Diesel.

It's seriously amazing that this film series seemed to grow the beard at the 5th entry - most franchises are approaching Franchise Zombie territory by then, but this has done the opposite. The 5th film probably remains the highlight for me, but 6 and 7 were great too, and it's a close call between 5 and 6 for the best film.

Actually, all of them are watchable, despite the third being notably worse than the others.

edited 3rd Mar '17 8:05:59 AM by EruditeEsotericist

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Mar 3rd 2017 at 8:35:02 AM

Indeed. I feel like the series works best if you view the first three as the franchise trying to find its sea legs. The fourth film is unapologetically taking a Mulligan on the first. It's not actually a reboot, but it acts as one. It's basically a repeat of the first movie except this time Dom is an awesome foil to O'Connor while the gang being investigated are meant to be bad guys and, most importantly, it does not end with the film's deuteragonists going their separate ways.

With that out of the way, Fast Five was free to forge a new identity for the series and boy, did it ever.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
Pseudopartition from The Cretaceous Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Mar 4th 2017 at 6:27:32 PM

I'm actually kind of sad that it's blackmail and not evil twins. Maybe in the next one.

I've only actually seen 3, 5, and 7. I don't exactly have the best sense of what's going on, but I liked them.

TheAirman from Congratulations! Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Mar 5th 2017 at 8:19:00 AM

[up]"I don't have laws of physics. I got Rule of Cool family."

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Mar 5th 2017 at 8:22:00 AM

Pretty much summarizes this franchise. One of the greatest things about it is how sincere it is. It doesn't need winking nods and Lampshade Hanging jabs about how silly it is. The action is 100% high-octane middle finger to physics and the heart is 100% sincere, heart-felt emotion. The movies do not think of themselves as silly or corny. Whatever they do, they commit to it 100% without the slightest hint of self-aware irony.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.

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