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.