Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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.
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 a household name 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…
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…
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?"
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…
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…
kinda like being there when Jesus was born I'm guessing
Paul Walker is my baby. *.*
Un policia se infiltra en una "familia" de chicos malos que se dedica a correr en carreras ilegales urbanas, y termina siendo uno mas de la pandilla... ups, perdon, el equipo. Buenos personajes para una pelicula que roza el ridiculo constantemente, y que esta realmente mal rodada.
I'm rating this on a completely different scale than normal films...this series deserves it.
Anyway. It's taken 15 years but I have now FINALLY seen The Fast and the Furious and I didn't hate it. Far from it.
Originally I was scared off of these films for several reasons...mainly the actors, the music and the cars. I was not buying what the trailers were trying to sell me and I fit PERFECTLY into the target demographic back in 2001 but because I was more interested in Pokemon (still am) than Porsche's I avoided it.
In 2016 I've learned that I was wrong.
A very entertaining film that emulates the style and story structure of 90's action as opposed to 2000…
This film is unequivocally fucking stupid. But somehow, it is a film you can't really hate. It's hard to believe that 15 years ago, this franchise launched, and no one expected it to get to where it is now. It's quite surreal in many ways.
The writing is so dumb, so stupid, and the actors don't help their cases with the performances. It's essentially the most bro movie you can find. And whilst I normally don't like those types that are extreme bro films, I liked this a fair bit. I'd critique the writing more, but it is painfully obvious that the writers of this frankly couldn't give a shit, which in this case, I'll excuse it.
Hell, I don't…
My dad's convinced you can't have nostalgia for the 2000s because they don't have a style and feel compared to, say, the 80s.
I think he needs to rewatch this.
The point break remake with cars.
blessed with Gal Gadot.
in alphabetical order
definitely not a complete list