“Fast And Furious” – How The Franchise Changed

(Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez)

I noticed that 2 posts in my top posts widget (here and here) are about this new Fast and Furious movie that is coming out. It has inspired me to give my 2 cents now that we know all of the details. The basis of this post is that the franchise is just going downhill, and i really hope they stop now.

The first movie’s title was “The Fast And The Furious.” This movie was purely what it should be. A simple story thrown in to a high octane street racing movie. We only wanted an inside look at the bad ass the tuner cars, and the underground racing scene in some of the most popular cities in the world. This movie introduced that all to us, clearly and simply.

The next movie, “2 Fast 2 Furious”, was the same but with a more in depth look into the characters previous lives. I never liked this as much as the first one because it was no longer a showcase of what was going on in the underground racing scene. It now seemed like an actual movie rather than a profile of fast cars, racing, and woman. To this day i still give this one a thumbs up because it was quite entertaining.

Installment number 3 in the franchise was a clear warning that this movie series is starting to get hammered into the ground. “Tokyo Drift” came out at a time where you could advertise on Myspace and have any handfull of people go see it. Sure it was awesome to get a look into the world of drifting and get a look at a new generation of tuner cars. The characters in this movie were just too different from the ones in the original which made this one stand down. They should have just taken out the “Fast and Furious” name from the title, and called it Tokyo Drift. This film just came out at the right time.

Last but not least, lets get into the unreleased “Fast And Furious.” Based on the direction the franchise is moving, this one is going to be the worst. Based on this plot summary below, it seems as if they have stripped away what dragged us in to see these films in the first place. A clear principal, with a simple storyline, and FAST TUNER CARS. It seems as if they are actually producing a purely action movie now.

Heading back to the streets where it all began, two men rejoin two women to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel.

Sure we are all going to watch this movie because the original cast is coming back. That’s a big one. The more similar the original the movies get, the better they will seem since i have shown you how they have gotten away from the original, and gotten worse simultaneously. Of course I’m going to see this movie, and probably enjoy it, but it will never be like the original!

In a nutshell, the acting has gotten crappy over the years, the scripts are getting worse, now they just need a reason to make a new one. The reason? Vin Diesel.

Me and this movie will be having a love/hate relationship.

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6 thoughts on ““Fast And Furious” – How The Franchise Changed

  1. Pingback: The Fast And The Furious 4 - A BIG Surprise! « Zakk Forchilli - Blog

  2. This movie is going to be the best in the franchise. Period! They are just trying to get everybody on board for this film. But this franchise has always been about the tuners…believe that…That’s what this franchise is all about…You can’t add muscle by themselves! I believe that a tuner car is going to be the winner at end of this movie! The tuner car vs muscle vs exotic! Vin Diesel drives a widebody Honda S2000 in this film for god’s sake! Remeber the one he wrecked! LOL! Yall wait!

  3. Well yes the franchise is about the Tuners. In fact, it’s about “street-racing cars” in general. I was only explaining how they have not drifted from it, but compiled crap-ass action on top of that, making it harder to enjoy the straight up fast cars!

    Sure they are still fun movies, but from a movie-goers perspective, it lacks all of what i would call value.

  4. True, but they put alot in this movie! Everything that people be blogging about how this franchise is crap and what have you…well they are going to do it right this time around…They know what we want! That’s the reason Vin D. came back…he knows what his fans want! He said that he wouldn’t come back if the original cast didn’t come back for f&f4! I have seen spy pics, spy vids, and every news that come out…don’t go by the trailer…half of the trailer was that hijacking sequence…every aspect of this movie is going to be up to par…acting, action, and definitely the driving sequences…yall thought the tanker heist was tight..ha ha…yall haven’t seen nothing yet! That was used to grab the viewer’s attention..the other scenes they couldn’t show bc it will compromise the plot line..

  5. Yeah i hear ya. I think this one will do some good and I’m excited for it. Vin D coming back is big.

    Also I wasn’t going by the trailer. Going by predicting the series as it’s gone so far. But i hear what your saying, and I’m giving it a chance.

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