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The Fast and the Furious
Live life 1/4 mile at a time.
Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: the gang or the LAPD.
FURIOUS marathon to prep for FURIOUS 7 and upcoming Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments
Top 5 Contenders: N/A
Not Top 5 Contenders: Any Ja Rule scene... Paul Walker's horribly unconvincing lie explaining why he was prowling around a competitor's garage... Vin Diesel's insipid, uninspired (you know, by the story) family confession and "quarter mile at a time" speech.
Far more watchable than I remember it, but alas, no real revisionist history here. If you're going to rip off POINT BREAK that blatantly, then I'm going to say that, despite Walker's best Bill & Ted effort, Brian Spillner doesn't come anywhere close to matching Johnny Utah's earnest intensity or (much-needed, considering) sense of humor... Diesel left me longing for the charisma of Patrick Swayze... and it would have been nice to have even a hint of true internal conflict over Brian's attraction to Toretto's team and ethos. Suppose they'd actually have to give Toretto an ethos first.
Vaya con Dios, Brah.
Let's be honest, this film shouldn't work. It is stupid, shallow and lacking originality apart from perhaps the setting. It deals in stereotypes, dishes out action tropes by the second and has a plot as skinny as all the girls that apparently inhabit the realms of drag racing. On top of that it stars one of the most uncharismatic leading men ever produced in Hollywood.
Now, if you can't step over this you are bound to hate it. If you can, you're in for an enjoyable romp that provides just the right amount of testosterone induced adrenaline, making it entertaining enough to forgive it that it is a complete no-brainer.
Rob Cohen isn't the subtlest of directors, but his filmography…
Almost every night I put a film on my DvD player or whatever to “watch” while I fall asleep; usually I pick films I've already watched many times and I never log them on Letterboxd because I only end up watching 20 or 30 minutes of the film in question. Yesterday my pick was The Fast and the Furious and to my surprise I didn't fall asleep because of how entertaining and strangely stimulating it is. Normally I pick truly entertaining stuff like a random Tarantino film or a nostalgic childhood classic I've watched over 30 times and I still fall asleep so I don't really know what happened yesterday but the truth is that I couldn't take my eyes…
Part 1 of One Last Ride
"You never had me. You never had your car."
14 years ago, in a (mall) theater in Laughlin, Nevada, I sat with my brother and my mother in a quiet, empty theater watching Cats & Dogs. My dad had it easy because he was in another theater watching The Fast and the Furious, an action movie about street racing. After my brother, mother, and I figured that we had suffered enough torture at the hands of Cats & Dogs, we decided to pay my dad’s theater a “visit” and join him to watch the remaining minutes of this new street racing movie.
When we got into his theater, the movie was…
Completely devoid of any real, human interaction, almost fascinatingly stupid and just an incredibly awful, awful movie that I’m still glad exists.
One or two of the action setpieces work – primarily the first drag race when Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are driving at lightspeed because of a little red NOS button that came straight out of a video game – and though it’s the most colorful of the series, and there’s some unintentionally amazing homoerotic undertones going on, Cohen just isn’t competent enough to stage any of this in interesting ways and doesn’t come even remotely close to embracing the level of dumbness this film needed. I like the fact that it’s earnest, but Cohen’s inability to see…
Part 1 of ONE LAST RIDE
Beyond stupid, but it's almost as if the filmmakers actually took the material seriously. No, they actually did. The cold and emotionless line-delivery from Vin Diesel is a lot funnier than it should be, and I got way too many homoerotic vibes during this macho orgy of sweat and cars.
But damn if I didn't have fun with it. Some of the cheesy racing sequences are a joy to sit through, even if they're dated beyond belief (phew, that CGI). The one at the end involving the Asian gangsters was particularly entertaining, especially considering it's the only time where there's actual stakes. But sadly after this, the movie just ends, leaving the audience with…
This was my first FF movie. Also, I suspect, my last. Some decent stunts, but not enough to justify the rest of the movie.
I had the laziest week of my life marathoning these films
This films stars a whole bunch of people I don't care for and has a pretty flimsy plot and yet I find myself enjoying it every time I watch it, in spite of myself.
you know, i'm kind of glad i waited so long to watch this. i never had an interest TO watch it, so i never did. after several people being shocked at me never seeing the series of movies i decided to get started. i knew NOTHING about this movie. nothing. i really enjoyed it and was pretty impressed at the story (compared to how i thought it would play out) like i said, i probably wouldn't have found this movie this enjoyable 10 years ago, or 5 years ago....or even probably 1 year ago. but here i sit, happy that i finally decided to give this movie a chance.
A messy Point Break ripoff without any soul. The action scenes aren't bad, they are actually quite excting; the problem is the story and characters. They just don't make sense and exist as nothing but bland caricatures who exist to fit a hole that the strange plot needed. The dialogue is horrendous and the actors all dial in their performances.
I've seen much worse, but it needed to be more fun.
i love this movie i givet a 5 and a like
sandwich crazy bout this one.
A high energy, action fun ride with exciting sequences and a really fun storyline with interesting character directions.
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel work really well together and while nothing terribly happens to them their characters do shine together and you can see their respect for one another develop as the film progresses.
The story is simple, very harmless and is filled with great action set pieces.
Not much to say, it's a fun time.
The one that started it all. As I've said, I'm a sucker for team movies, but I'm also a sucker for fast cars. This movie has it all. It has a lot of heart that I'm afraid the later installments lack a bit. Especially since everyone is alive in this one.
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