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Apr 9th 2017 at 7:18:46 AM

So was there ever any explanation given for what happened to Brian and Rome's plans to open up a garage in the second film?

Spinosegnosaurus77 Troy & Abed in the morning! from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Troy & Abed in the morning!
Apr 9th 2017 at 11:48:16 AM

73% on RT & 59 on Metacritic — not far from the sixth film.

edited 9th Apr '17 4:47:55 PM by Spinosegnosaurus77

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Spinosegnosaurus77 Troy & Abed in the morning! from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Troy & Abed in the morning!
Apr 10th 2017 at 4:13:09 AM

It's now at 79% on RT — the second-highest score for the franchise (after #7).

Cool. Coolcoolcool.
TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Apr 11th 2017 at 7:11:19 PM

DUDE. That article suggests Dom racing Marty McFly's DeLorean through time. That would be even more awesome than going to space. That has to be the movie after Dom ramps his Dodge Charger off a space station.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
Apr 11th 2017 at 10:23:07 PM

I'd rather see them meet the Transformers. You can have Rome be Epps' twin brother he doesn't talk about.

Or maybe they'll meet the Ghost Rider.

crazyrabbits Crazyrabbits from Mississauga, ON, Canada
Crazyrabbits
Apr 15th 2017 at 12:59:15 AM

Fate is probably the closest you'll ever get to having a Pacifier 2, except instead of Diesel, it's Jason Statham protecting a baby

It is gloriously self-aware, cheesy in many parts (Deckard Shaw is extremely humanized and becomes a hero by the end of the film, and there's even a baby poop joke) and yet it's eminently watchable and entertaining.

edited 15th Apr '17 1:00:40 AM by crazyrabbits

Apr 15th 2017 at 1:17:26 AM

I liked it. It was fun, the acting was decent, Charlize Theron makes for a good villain, and there's one element in particular that I absolutely loved, which was a nice surprise.

However, there was also one thing in here that I REALLY didn't care for. In fact, I had to stop myself from audibly groaning in the theatre because I cannot believe that they went there.

Apr 15th 2017 at 1:30:20 AM

[up][up] how do they reconcile that with him killing Han in the previous film?

Apr 15th 2017 at 2:10:02 AM

That wasn't actually what really bothered me.

crazyrabbits Crazyrabbits from Mississauga, ON, Canada
Crazyrabbits
Apr 15th 2017 at 2:46:04 AM

^^

They don't. Deckard starts off being his villainous self, but he's basically conscripted into working for the heroes after they tell him Owen is locked up. Hobbes then gets hold of Deckard's service record in the SAS and points out that he was awarded with medals for valiant actions, which immediately changes the focus of the latter character. By the end of the film, he's sitting with the rest of the group at the barbecue. He and Dom basically have a truce because they helped each other.

The climax of the film is probably the oddest part. It cuts back and forth between the team racing to flee from trucks/snowmobiles/a nuclear sub to Deckard cracking jokes with a baby as he kills everyone on Cipher's plane, intercut with flashbacks that explain Dom's plan and how Deckard and Shaw got roped into helping him.

edited 15th Apr '17 2:50:37 AM by crazyrabbits

Apr 15th 2017 at 3:00:49 AM

[up]Odd. I was expecting a truce but actually inviting the guy to a BBQ is out of left field. Guess I'll have to see it for myself

dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Apr 15th 2017 at 4:19:27 AM

Just watched it. Holy shit. I mean...just...holy shit.

When I watched Furious 7, I thought that they could never top that one in terms of action. I'm so happy that I was proven wrong.

Based on writing, which I thought was okay but pretty wonky at places, I would give this movie about 2.5 stars out of 4. But holy fuck, the action is so mindblowingly awesome I will rate this one 3.5.

I mean, Jesus. When I watched the very first race, I got at least half worth of my ticket. [tup]

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
Spinosegnosaurus77 Troy & Abed in the morning! from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Troy & Abed in the morning!
Apr 16th 2017 at 9:24:41 AM

Guess which film just broke The Force Awakens' worldwide opening record…

Cool. Coolcoolcool.
Apr 16th 2017 at 12:14:17 PM

I'm about to watch the movie. I just realized I picked seat F8 at my theater.

Not sure if there was something subconscious going on there...

Apr 21st 2017 at 11:07:52 PM

I'm 100% for this idea (and 110% if they bring Helen Mirren and Luke Evans back as well).

Also supposedly Charlize Theron might return as well, cool.

Apr 21st 2017 at 11:45:00 PM

you know for an action movie series, the villains tend to survive a lot.

HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Aug 15th 2017 at 11:32:43 AM

Just caught this on DVD.

Pretty ridiculous. Now that he's fought a tank and a sub, all that's left is an alien invasion.

Read this post for my theory
Apr 5th 2018 at 10:36:25 AM

Dwayne Johnson confirms that he and Vin Diesel refused to film any scenes together on The Fate Of The Furious

https://news.avclub.com/dwayne-johnson-confirms-that-he-and-vin-diesel-refused-1825000417

Jan 31st 2020 at 2:11:54 PM

Promising trailer for the ninth installment.

As for that Wham Shot at the end, well, I guess Luke Skywalker was right. No one is ever really gone

Weirdguy149 The sleeping royal from Galar Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The sleeping royal
Jan 31st 2020 at 2:57:04 PM

Okay, this is hype-inducing. This seems like the best one since Furious 7. That See You Again music sting was really sweet.

I say, fitting time for a nap, eh what?
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