For my late night post, I decided to comment on an article about the upcoming Fast and the Furious 6 movie. I am quite impressed that this franchise has continued to make a profit and still have captivating storylines. I’ll have to admit that I stopped watching the Fast and the Furious movies probably at the Tokyo Drift movie. I’m not 100% sure if I’ve seen the Tokyo Drift movie all the way, but the synopsis on Wikipedia sounds familiar.
I can’t believe that the first Fast and the Furious movie came out in 2001. That was so long ago, but here we are now at the 6th movie in the franchise. Fast cars, sexy women, badass men, and thrilling action scenes. I remember when the first movie came out everyone was all into the rice rockets and of course it was all about Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Ok now I’ve seen the movie trailer for Fast and the Furious 6, and is it just me or does Paul Walker look freakishly the same as he did in the first movie? Hot damn! Haha. Maybe it’s just makeup or some sort of video editing but all I know is that he looks eerily pretty good since the first Fast and the Furious.
Now to the article that even brought me to discuss this franchise.
Vin Diesel as A List? Wow!! That actor has come quite a long way being carried into A List by the Fast and the Furious franchise. I guess whatever works. He’s done a great job in his badass role, so the more power to him. And Michelle Rodriguez. Flashbacks to Lost and how annoying her character was in that TV show. Anyway, she is pretty badass in the Fast and the Furious movies and I know if I were guy I would totally think she was “the cat’s meow”.
There’s already talks for a 7th film in the franchise? I look forward to seeing how far they take the storylines. I guess I’ll give the franchise another shot and see what the hoopla is all about. You know there’s always that stigma about sequels. The odds of it being disappointing are quite high, but maybe these movies are the exception (although I hear the Hangover sequels are quite good as well). For your viewing pleasure, the trailer for the Fast and the Furious 6 is below. The glamorization of speeding, fighting, breaking the law, etc. Haha. But it’s all for entertainment. I won’t even get started on the potential psychological impacts this does for our society. Maybe in another blog post. =)