"Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?"
Michael Parks turns a Mac computer into a walrus. I was stuck in traffic for 15 minutes. I almost died when a semi-truck swerved from the shoulder into my lane. A cute girl asked what movie I was seeing and then told me Tusk was about a walrus. This guy offered me some of his popcorn in the hallway. I took it.
The popcorn guy stood up at the beginning of the movie…
"Fire: the untamed element, oldest of man's mysteries! Giver of warmth, destroyer of forests! Right now, this building is on fire!"
"Yes! The building is on fire! Leave the building! Enact the age-old drama of self-preservation!"
I really hope Christopher Lee was on set when Hulk Hogan's cameo was shot because I'd like to believe the two of them had a lengthy conversation about life, love, and Hulkamania.
The idea to take a creatively stalled and uninteresting series which somehow managed four films with the world's most boring characters and a plot that collectively amount to "hey, cars are cool, aren't they?" and change that into an exciting, intriguing, fast-paced heist series that uses its obsession with cars to its advantage was probably the greatest stroke of genius of 2011.
The characters don't get much development, but did you expect/want them to? Justin Lin and crew know where…