The Fast and the Furious franchise films

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Fast Five (2011) 6
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) 2
Fast & Furious 6 (2013) 1
The Fast and the Furious (2001) 0
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) 0
Fast & Furious (2009) 0
Furious 7 (2015) 0
The Fate of the Furious (2017) 0


omar little, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:47 (three years ago) link

the last one was great but it had charlize in it unfortunately. the most boring action star of all time.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:51 (three years ago) link

they are all good though.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:51 (three years ago) link

2 fast 2 furious had eva mendes AND cole hauser in it. hubba hubba x 2.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:55 (three years ago) link

I've been meaning to dip my toe back into this franchise because I guess they went through a resurgence or something? Only saw the first one way back when though. Not sure where to begin.

Also, until just now I thought dude on the far right in the top pic was Giovanni Ribisi. I guess that's a common problem.

Nope...been getting that for years. RT @lienkeVAMPIRE: Am I the only one who thinks @ChadLindberg and Giovanni Ribisi look really alike..?

— ChadLindberg (@ChadLindberg) February 25, 2013

how's life, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:55 (three years ago) link

hey Charlize's best performance is a character called Furiosa. i can't completely disagree on your point, i guess, i think she likes to play her action characters very low key cool but it doesn't always work. i think MMFR is the outlier in that regard, she's genuinely amazing.

omar little, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:57 (three years ago) link

tokyo drift is underrated. it had NONE of the furious stars in it but it did have lil bow wow and sonny chiba in it. i liked it a lot.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:57 (three years ago) link

Tokyo Drift is sort of the Halloween 3 of the franchise. i mean that as a compliment.

omar little, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:58 (three years ago) link

i liked the mad max movie fine but not because of her. a lot of people could have played that part better than her. she's a capable actor. she doesn't make a fool of herself. i just think she's as bland as sugar-free vanilla pudding.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:59 (three years ago) link

i would rather watch michelle rodriguez mug and ham her way through a C-level action movie that watch charlize in something. but that's just me. we all have our faves and un-faves. she just takes a lot of good parts. maybe that's what bugs me. would rather see furious veteran gal gadot in any charlize role.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:02 (three years ago) link

seeing Fast Five in a packed theater was one of the most fun moviegoing experiences of my life. there's a scene where The Rock's FBI profile gets brought up and you can see him doing the People's Eyebrow in the mugshot. at that point I knew I was about to witness a truly great action film.

frogbs, Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:04 (three years ago) link

i love how this franchise basically went from what was seemingly a one-off street race gang flick to a massive James Bond-meets-Point Break franchise.

omar little, Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:09 (three years ago) link

i remember seeing the trailer for the first film in the theater and everyone in the crowd was losing their shit over it.

omar little, Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:09 (three years ago) link

voted tokyo drift

, Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:14 (three years ago) link

^^^

El Tomboto, Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:23 (three years ago) link

fast five is legit a masterpiece fuiud

star wars ep viii: the bay of porgs (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:26 (three years ago) link

I've been meaning to dip my toe back into this franchise because I guess they went through a resurgence or something? Only saw the first one way back when though. Not sure where to begin.

Fast Five

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:26 (three years ago) link

it's fast five. tokyo drift significantly hampered by the total charisma black hole of the lead actor

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:33 (three years ago) link

In 2015, Black returned to play Sean Boswell in Furious 7 making a cameo, his participation was somewhat disappointing as fans of the saga waited for Black to have a more important role in the seventh installment.

citation needed

omar little, Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:36 (three years ago) link

four or two is the worst i think. four is great as course-correction and sets in motion all of the cool things that happen over the following three movies but it's p dour and joyless otherwise

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 April 2018 17:37 (three years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:01 (three years ago) link

Fast Five closely followed by Fast & Furious 6. Also, hard disagree on Charlize hate upthread. She was legitimately great in Fury Road and Atomic Blonde was dope as hell, too.

methanietanner, Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:32 (three years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 20 April 2018 00:01 (three years ago) link

it's the poll that had to be made

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Friday, 20 April 2018 08:14 (three years ago) link

if this isn’t a landslide for fast five i’m ragequitting ilx

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 20 April 2018 11:37 (three years ago) link

i'm rewatching these now. just saw the first one, which my wife loved. i remembered it being kinda stupid but actually it's a pretty sharply plotted film, with acting that ranges from pretty good to extremely good.

It's hard to sell some of the dialogue, and it's funny to watch Ja Rule betting a lot of money on a long shot and losing it all and then vanishing from the scene after the first act, and it's ***extremely weird*** to watch Vin Diesel relate the story of how his dad died when he was a kid in a fiery car crash while a conflicted Paul Walker listens sympathetically. yeesh. But the pacing of the movie is great, and it doesn't look like a cheap film, it looks amazing.

omar little, Friday, 20 April 2018 16:08 (three years ago) link

otm

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 20 April 2018 16:12 (three years ago) link

i remembered it being kinda stupid but actually it's a pretty sharply plotted film

and that sharply-plotted film is called point break

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 20 April 2018 16:28 (three years ago) link

otm

i think the F&F series is maybe the only one w/retconning that actually works? i was trying to explain it last night and i got lost but it does make sense iirc.

omar little, Friday, 20 April 2018 16:38 (three years ago) link

when jesse dies in the drive-by... i felt that

, Friday, 20 April 2018 17:07 (three years ago) link

if this isn’t a landslide for fast five i’m ragequitting ilx

― Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Friday, April 20, 2018 9:37 PM (yesterday)

the suspense is killing me

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Friday, 20 April 2018 17:29 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lxu75r3-kI

omar little, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:19 (two years ago) link

lmao

I will probably see this

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:30 (two years ago) link

love it

the memory of Han Seoul-Oh receding quickly into the past

omar little, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:40 (two years ago) link

100% here for this.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Friday, 1 February 2019 19:48 (two years ago) link

F&F has gone fully science fiction now

omar little, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:53 (two years ago) link

Han was/is their coolest character. Can't forgive Shaw for that, even with Statham giving exactly the muggable performance you'd want from him. The offshoot I'd like to have seen would have paired Han & Gisele, plus Roman & Tej and/or Tego & Rico.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 1 February 2019 19:58 (two years ago) link

"I'm here to save the world...it'll be my 4th time" c'mon folks that's funny

fully on board for F&F turning sci-fi. why the hell not

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 20:05 (two years ago) link

i have zero complaints about that trailer or this franchise turning even more absurd

omar little, Friday, 1 February 2019 20:27 (two years ago) link

fuck yes

maxwell’s silver hang suite (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 February 2019 20:29 (two years ago) link

looking forward to Dom Toretto driving a souped-up street racer through the wall of an exploding ISS and into the open hatch of a nearby space shuttle piloted by Michelle Rodriguez.

omar little, Friday, 1 February 2019 20:29 (two years ago) link

so psyched for the vital baldness representation breakthrough that hobbs and shaw represents after decades of shameful hollywood baldshaming

maxwell’s silver hang suite (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 February 2019 20:35 (two years ago) link

they're trying to force Idris into it

sans lep (sic), Friday, 1 February 2019 20:37 (two years ago) link

jealous of his silver fox snowy peaks

sans lep (sic), Friday, 1 February 2019 20:37 (two years ago) link

"You either die a villain, or live long enough to see yourself become the hero."

omar little, Friday, 1 February 2019 20:38 (two years ago) link

apparently there's a second spin-off movie planned following the women of F&F

mh, Friday, 1 February 2019 20:55 (two years ago) link

two hours of seven women taking turns to look at a framed photo of Vin Diesel, and shift their weight from one hip to the other

sans lep (sic), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:36 (two years ago) link

I smoked a joint. Started on f&f 7 but nah cldnt finish it. Just wasn't stoned enough, I guess.

Also been reading how PW liked his girlfriends young (16 / 17). :-(

nathom, Friday, 1 February 2019 23:23 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

oh nm this is actually a low-key film about the importance family loyalty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYM7Y_mrq9M

omar little, Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:51 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

This was fucking great, for the record (though watching the trailer there I'm struck by how a few things from it never made it to the finished film - there's one obvious story scar)

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:31 (one year ago) link

I did love the hilarious way they explained away Letty's death, which made no sense but was audacious as hell that I appreciated it.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 July 2021 15:20 (one week ago) link

lol at the Blues Brothers moment in F8 of the Furious

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 02:20 (one week ago) link

let me guess - Cipher is a cyborg or some shit

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 02:34 (one week ago) link

so far they have kept cyborg villains to the Presents sideline… as far as we know. it would explain Cypher living imprisoned in a glass cage with leather trousers and no toilet in F9 tho

what Blues Bros moment?

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 03:22 (one week ago) link

the 900 vehicle pile-up in NYC

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 04:03 (one week ago) link

vin is never more cyborg-like than in that scene, when hes wearing that evil hockey mask

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:12 (one week ago) link

i really really enjoyed F9

na (NA), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:10 (one week ago) link

think i'm going tonight. i'm finally caught up!

i didn't really like F8 that much tbh. last half hour felt endless, though it had some awesome over the top moments. Cipher just seemed a waste of Theron, who I loved as Furiosa. kind of a nothing character who got defanged a little too easily.

of the later films, Fast Five is definitely my top, then 6, then 7. though the Paul Walker ending definitely got me emotionally with 7 (imagining moreso had I seen it shortly after he died).

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:13 (one week ago) link

excited for your f9 thoughts.

otm re:cipher being a waste of theron, that character completely puts me to sleep. would be a lot better if they had a character actor in there who might camp it up a little more imo

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:21 (one week ago) link

she has an amazing monologue in f9 but yeah otherwise a waste of a great actor on a poorly-defined villain

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:24 (one week ago) link

the events of these movies disappear from my mind immediately after watching them, and i have seen them all multiple times (except for f8, which i realized i accidentally skipped)

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:25 (one week ago) link

I was also disappointed at the reveal as to how Dom was convinced to go turncoat. i thought maybe he'd done something heinous in his past that was going to get exposed, not...that he had a secret baby.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:26 (one week ago) link

i don't think much will ever top the scenes in Rio (which I guess was really Puerto Rico made to look like Brazil) though from Fast 5.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:30 (one week ago) link

i'm finally caught up!

you could see if there’s a supercut of Helen Mirren’s scenes from F&FP:H&S on youtube, but nbd if not

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:09 (one week ago) link

oh forgot Hobbes and Shaw, lol

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:13 (one week ago) link

i think I saw thirty minutes of that at a friend's and then just didn't enjoy it because I barely knew who the characters were at the time.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:14 (one week ago) link

hobbs & shaw was ok but i liked all of the hobbs & shaw content of f8 more than anything in the actual hobbs & shaw movie. big fan of the bit with statham & the baby on the plane, and whole bit with them in jail together & breaking out

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:22 (one week ago) link

my thing with this franchise is that most of the movies have at least one and sometimes 3-4 really fun setpieces, but that 6, 7, 8 and 9 have become shockingly interchangeable with regard to everything else that happens. like if you ask which one had the tank, or the safe, or the arctic ice thing, i can answer that. but ask me which one had michelle rodriguez regain her memories, or who was the villain in 6 vs 7, i have no idea. the character relationships have all gotten flattened out, just a bunch of action-adventure teammates rolling out to play the hits again. might as well be watching Superfriends or something.

without Paul Walker, these have become Vin Diesel plus a claustrophobic caricature poster ensemble, and it's just not as compelling as it was when these two co-leads were testing each other, trying to win each other's trust and respect, overcome their past beef, etc. even the flashback stuff in F9, despite obnoxiously quadrupling down on this being the Toretto Saga, was welcome because it was character melodrama stuff that i could actually kinda think about. the actors were attempting to display real emotions and conflicts, in a fairly relatable real-world situation where the stakes and risks and consequences were clear. please more of that and less "but look - they went to space, omg lol!"

my other quick fixes:

* no more superhacking, no more superhacker villains, no more superhacker device macguffins. it's been what, four straight movies of this and it's NEVER INTERESTING. and if the heroes have to be a super-team going on missions, instead of rogues trying to steal stuff, why can't they just be on a mission to catch somebody who's stolen a supercar and is going to use it to steal a bunch of diamonds or something?

* no more "Mr. Nobody" --- never thought i would have wanted Kurt Russell to NOT be in a movie but he adds nothing and subtracts a lot.

* no more Theron. should be clear enough. i like her fine as an actress, love her in Fury Road, but this character STINKS.

* no more secondary and tertiary villains who are just interchangeable evil European guys with no memorable faces or tics or interesting goals. it's like the summer sleepaway camp for kids whose parents want them to get into a good Bond Villain College. zzzz.

* no more sticking the three Black characters on comic relief duty together. Ludacris and Tyrese have had some great scenes, but try writing something where they're paired up with other people, get some new character dynamics going, let them play some other notes. maybe they could even be, idk, central to the story?

* no more bringing back OR killing off characters unless there's a really good idea for it. Han's much-awaited return was about as lame in its own way as the horrible fridging of Elsa Pataky a couple movies ago (maybe the worst moment of the whole series).

* and in conclusion, bring back Drift King and Ja Rule and give them their own spinoff movie and eight video games together

I honk along darkened Bobo-doors (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:50 (one week ago) link

post-5, i honestly dgaf about any of the characters or relationships & am only interested in the efficient delivery of setpieces and car stunts. i dont really care to watch any of these goofs trying to act any more than the bare minimum thats necessary to set up the next car chase. my ideal F10 would be dialogue-free. or better yet, upload their consciousnesses into the cars and have it be human-free.

but all those other quick fixes are resoundingly otm to me espec "no more superhacking", which i was nearly yelling at the screen during stretches of f9. it is weird that theyve gone this long without ever encountering a villain with some kind of faster-than-fast supercar.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:10 (one week ago) link

or like a ghost car with a cloaking device.... i'm not picky

I honk along darkened Bobo-doors (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:23 (one week ago) link

and i'm in the same boat insofar as i also no longer care about the characters or their relationships. but i'm sure i would dig the movies more if i did, and i think it's mostly the movies' fault that i don't.

I honk along darkened Bobo-doors (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:25 (one week ago) link

yeah tbf i guess its a chicken and egg thing, i stopped seeking it bc the movies stopped providing it

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:31 (one week ago) link

upload their consciousnesses into the cars and have it be human-free.

omg this would rule

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:44 (one week ago) link

Hobbs & Shaw sucks bcz The Rock has control over the script to such a degree that his character cannot face a setback and then overcome it, only fist-fight to a draw (against killer robots) repeatedly until he can finally chain enough trucks together - through the power of fambly - to punch a helicopter out of the sky. And 98% of his dialogue is ~witty banter~ about how big and tough and smart and accomplished and unstoppable he is.

Jason Statham, a man who has starred in the first two Transporters and the Cranks and Safe and The Bank Job and Spy, knows that audiences enjoy seeing a protagonist show vulnerability, or struggle and overcome obstacles, or be clowned on for a ludicrously overblown self-image, or to actually engage in clearly-filmed fight choreography. But he can’t do any of those against this version of The Rock, so his best value is rolling his eyes and making wanker / jerkoff hand motions in response to Rock braggadocio.

(nb: he is very funny doing this, but weighed against the “jokes” that don’t land…)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:49 (one week ago) link

And 98% of his dialogue is ~witty banter~ about how big and tough and smart and accomplished and unstoppable he is.

so desiring an F&F film without braggadocio?

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:50 (one week ago) link

(I kid....but honestly I'm less interested in this movie anyway because I don't know that I need F&F side stories)

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:53 (one week ago) link

tbf there is an ideal amount of Mr Nobody in #9. if they made a film every 13 months then rostering characters in and out like that would give more room for everyone to breathe (and Luda to interact with more non-Tyrese ppl)

obv they do a lot of rostering already, just that the rep company gets bigger every flick anyway

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:54 (one week ago) link

tbh if Mr Nobody is a cipher in the film he's kind of lived up to his character iirc

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:56 (one week ago) link

I've never seen these. If I want to skip through the dross and the almost-good-ones, I should watch Five first, right?

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:26 (one week ago) link

yes

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:26 (one week ago) link

Hobbs and Shaw was worth if only for this incredible line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GItw0IcfHHg

DJI, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:41 (one week ago) link

Worth IT

DJI, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:42 (one week ago) link

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL this movie omg

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 03:41 (one week ago) link

thoughts: I liked it better than 8. it was dumber than usual. brother feeling snubbed so he becomes a super terrorist felt false as hell, absolutely zero reason for Cipher to be back, and the space thing was completely cornball. and the hamhanded family shit started to get really annoying, esp with Dom's life passing before his eyes as he was about to drown.

but it was still enjoyable, mostly due to:

-magnets (the gift that kept on giving)
-Otto being pathetic
-the opening car chase/introduction to Jacob
-Ramsey's destructive drive through Edinburgh
-Tyrese actually getting to be a badass a few times rather than just being comic relief
-every scene where Elle got to kick ass
-Michael Rooker!
-Cena's 'break out of prison' scene

really wish they'd go back to something a tiny bit less ridiculous like Fast 5 though, where the shit's still over the top but it's like, ya know,something simpler like robbing a drug lord, not SAVING THE WORLD lol

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 03:51 (one week ago) link

also mad props that they are still keeping Brian alive while knowing they can't ever show him on screen again

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 03:57 (one week ago) link

can I also say the Han plot point is hilarious for how convoluted it makes what was originally a straightforward death after the second retcon.

it goes from

dude is being chased by Yakuza guy he stole from, and in the chase, gets t-boned by a random vehicle, resulting in his death

TO

dude is being chased by Yakuza guy he stole from, and temporarily escapes, only to coincidentally be murdered moments later by Deckard Shaw, who was ALSO pursuing him as revenge for his brother

TO

dude is being chased by Yakuza guy he stole from, and temporarily escapes, only to t-boned by Deckard Shaw, who is trying to murder him as revenge for his brother, and despite the fact that you see Deckard igniting the fire, apparently this was orchestrated by Mr Nobody, who pulled Han out seconds later and...idk, pulled Han out of the car, with nobody seeing it happen despite everybody watching?

like it's so ridiculous it's hilarious and I accept it.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 04:16 (one week ago) link

^ gets it


join us Chuck

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 05:44 (one week ago) link

giving ramsey something to to other than speed-read exposition was a good move.

i love the fact that there is literally zero explanation for how john cena went about becoming an elite international supervillain, and no one is even curious about it. in the world of F&F that is just a completely normal life path.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 12:39 (one week ago) link

can I also say the Han plot point is hilarious for how convoluted it makes what was originally a straightforward death after the second retcon.

i understand where each of doc casino's notes upthread are coming from, but the han retcon is totally in keeping with the ridiculous and pointless ff house style and i loved it

it does make tokyo drift a more worthless movie, which i'm also cool with

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 12:41 (one week ago) link

my beef with the Han retcon was that it was just kinda boring and generic as-presented. like okay he adopts a kid.... idk, felt like maybe those flashbacks originally had more charming Han energy and got cut for time.

I honk along darkened Bobo-doors (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 12:58 (one week ago) link

also re: the magnet-car stuff: this was often fun, but --- this maybe says more about where i'm at than the movies --- i'm also really really distracted these days by sequences where it seems patently obvious that dozens of bystanders are being killed amidst the mayhem, and in order to keep the tone light this is just never ever mentioned. feel like it's been a problem since the series ramped up to Mission Impossible level setpieces, but really stood out to me in the magnet-car street chases, where the people dying (or having their stores destroyed, etc.) aren't yknow paramilitary mercenaries actively trying to kill the heroes, as in the wilderness chase sequence.

like at the LEAST, give me a quick "before" moment where the store owner is really snotty to someone, and then an "after" shot where we see them alive and well but looking! at their ruined store and it's like, that's what you get you snob!!!

I honk along darkened Bobo-doors (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 16:53 (one week ago) link

oh i totally think of that any time I see these movies, actually. like your little reckless escapade probably paralyzed or killed a buncha people who were smashed into by a military vehicle but HEY YOU PRESERVED YOUR FAMILY.

I was thinking of it last night and it seemed my brain wasn't going to let it go so I just pretended not to notice. like they turn the magnet on and a bunch of cars parked on side road are basically crushed into the side of the military car and I'm like....I mean, isn't it possible that some of them were occupied with people who just parked, or were getting ready to leave? you can't just ASSUME THEY'RE ALL EMPTY because they're parked!

same thing in the Black Widow movie, where they basically lead the villain on a car chase that probably iced at least 20 civilians

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 16:58 (one week ago) link

my brother gave the best review of Batman Begins, which at the very end, he shouted in the movie theatre "Thanks, Batman, for saving Gotham by destroying it!"

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 16:59 (one week ago) link

innocent bystanders never die in the F+F movie universe, they come close and walk away unscathed with an interesting story to tell about Our Heroes
except in fast 6 when the bad guy was running over civilian cars with his tank, which was the only time a bad guy seemed truly irredeemable (except he sort of gets redeemed, of course)

I was also disappointed at the reveal as to how Dom was convinced to go turncoat. i thought maybe he'd done something heinous in his past that was going to get exposed, not...that he had a secret baby.

― making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:26 AM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

nah i loved this - what's the one thing that could get dom to turn on his family? a second, secret family

, Friday, 23 July 2021 03:43 (one week ago) link

my complaints about every movie:

1. they didn't do enough races

2. the races in these movies are fucking terrible, it's the same thing every time, the loser presses the button to make their car go fast, dom smirks and says "too soon" and then presses the button that makes his car go fast right before the finish line. sometimes, there's a second button that makes the car go fast a second time. apparently the only factor that separates bad racers from good racers is when they decide to press the button that makes their car go fast.

3. they didn't do enough races. these are movies about racecar drivers!! they should race!!!!!

, Friday, 23 July 2021 03:49 (one week ago) link

TOO SOON

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 July 2021 04:29 (one week ago) link

1. they didn't do enough races

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1. they didn't do enough races

1. they didn't do enough races

calstars, Friday, 23 July 2021 06:47 (one week ago) link

my complaints about every movie:

1. they didn't do enough races

2. the races in these movies are fucking terrible, it's the same thing every time, the loser presses the button to make their car go fast, dom smirks and says "too soon" and then presses the button that makes his car go fast right before the finish line. sometimes, there's a second button that makes the car go fast a second time. apparently the only factor that separates bad racers from good racers is when they decide to press the button that makes their car go fast.

3. they didn't do enough races. these are movies about racecar drivers!! they should race!!!!!

― ✖, Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:49 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Don't hate the racer, hate the race.

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Friday, 23 July 2021 16:41 (one week ago) link

that's racist

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 July 2021 16:42 (one week ago) link

No Fast and Furious (1927); no credibility.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Monday, 26 July 2021 00:39 (four days ago) link


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