there's a thing where you adds 'in my ass' to the end of a movie title, so here are some…
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…
A surprise hit of its year whose unexpected success spawned a franchise that continues to churn out sequels even to this date, The Fast and the Furious is the sole reason why both Vin Diesel & Paul Walker are household names today and even if it seems a bit dated now, it's still capable of delivering a cinematic ride that's thrilling & fun for the most part.
The story of The Fast and the Furious is set in Los Angeles and follows an undercover cop who's assigned to find the gang responsible for stealing expensive electronic equipments, and uses his cover to infiltrate into this world of illegal street racing but soon begins having doubts about where his loyalties lie when he…
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…
Me: "What's the difference between a car and a woman?"
TFatF: "They both got sweet ass curves, and you can ride 'em both all night long, brah!"
Me: "No. The difference."
Me: "The difference. How are they different, distinct, dissimilar, disparate?"
. . .
TFatF: "The woman one cooks me food?"
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…
Nice vibe and simple plot, even though I wish there was I more fighting in this one.
Film 7 of The December Challenge 2016
Film 4 of 31 from The December Scavenger Hunt
Task 23 : A Film with an Hispanic Female Lead
This was really great. Entertaining, involving plot, great characters and really interesting visual styles. Far better than I expected and frankly I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the series.
Plus am really keen to see what happens to all of these characters going forward.
Two manly men and their bedroom eyes staring each other down through their reinforced steel car frames. Is that a twinkle I see or just the reflection from their neon-lit undercarriages?
This could be the start of something beautiful...
Really cheesy. One liners sucked.
this is good. they should do this like seven more times.
A good popcorn franchise surprisingly started with a rough start. Not just because it's hilariously dated, but it's poorly acted, has poor action (aside from the truck chase), and it's just an all around dull script and dull storyline (I mean it's point break with cars what did you expect) gladly the series would get more fun and exciting over the years, but where it started from was a very weak place.
Silly action vehicle gets by just barely on the charisma of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. The plot is silly and nonsensical, the action scenes are sometimes thrilling but can also feel cheap in spots and he acting is inconsistent to the extreme. Still if your willing to roll with it he film does have a certain charm and the roar of the engines set to a deep driving base beat has a certain allure. It's nonsense, but it's extremely watchable nonsense.
Oh the cheesy style of the early 2000s. This film reminded me why the early 2000s should be forgotten. This movie is pretty pointless. I was expecting there to be a bit more action, but really it is just Vin Diesel expressing his feelings and Paul Walker fucking things up. I thunk the film would of been a little bit better if it did not try try have the serious, corny plot in it. It didn't help the script seemed like it was written by a 15 year old. At least I got to see Vin Diesel's nice body. Damn them biceps.
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