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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.
Not really, they're too different.
But a crossover with Back to the Future....
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.
The return of the most electrifying man in movies.
The family has expanded.
Fast 8ís composer compares Charlize Theronís villain to Hannibal Lecter
Helen Mirren is in.
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.
It could be a RED/Fast crossover with her sniper granny character from those movies. You never know.
I'm rather surprised that the movie is not called "The F8 of the Furious"
Maybe the pun is auditory.
Hobbs in jail and Toretto the apparent antagonist? Didn't see either of those coming!
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.
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
This looks less like a street racing movie and more like a current-day hip hop Fury Road. Looks entertaining though.
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
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
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.
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.
"I don't have laws of physics. I got Rule of Cool family."
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.
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