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Supplemental Reading: Furious 7



In 2015, Justin Lin had a dream, to direct other movies. So another man stepped up to fill the void he left. That man was James Wan. Famed director of the Saw series and The Conjuring. A veteran of horror movies joined the FFCU to create a monster of a movie with a plot so convoluted, you might as well saw off your foot to get free from it. All your favorite names appear in the opening credits, just to get cameo treatments as this movie has little to do with them. Oh and don’t even get me started on the camera work, the lack of finesse in cutting between cuts, and the overall botched dialogue. Look, it’s a rough ride. But there are some redeeming qualities. I won’t spoil them here. Or anywhere else. Just listen and watch or watch and listen. You’ll see/hear for yourself.

Music:

Summon the Rawk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: Furious 6/Fast 6/ Fast and Furious 6



In 2013, a man had a dream vision while being struck by the lightning bolt of inspiration: To make a movie with three titles and to use them interchangeably in various forms of marketing and representation of the film.  That man was Justin Lin and this film is his last (in this franchise). And if the confusing title is any indication, the plot is just as confusing. What’s not confusing, is how much family means to Dom Toretto. And it means everything. If Dom would have to work for the government to take down an evil Crew of equal, if not greater, skill just to get a chance at winning back Letty Ortiz (who has lost her memory) and reuniting the family once again, he’d probably do it. Now if you’re a man like Shaw, the leader of the evil Crew, you might just do everything in your power to have the most confusing motivations, actions, plans, and schemes as possible, just because villains are hard. But hey, all your favorite characters are back and introduced in the title sequence to cut down any chance of surprise and joy you may have had.

Anyway, our feelings about this movie might be transparent, but the plot of this 3 hour headache sure isn’t.

Music:

Summon the Rawk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: Fast Five



In 2011, a man had a dream. A dream to create the best action/car/heist movie of all time set in Brazil, using an already established franchise and characters people already knew. Unfortunately, Hannah Barbara would not give up the rights to Speed Buggy, so Justin Lin had to fall back to The Fast and Furious Franchise instead. For fun, he brought along Chris Morgan, writer of the previous film, for a lark and knocked the entire movie out of the park. It’s all here. Everyone you’ve ever loved. All the cars you kind of tolerate. And even new friends and foes in the form of Dwanye Johnson, aka the only thing missing from the previous movies. Buckle everything up. It’s five types of fast and it’s all for you.

Music:

Summon the Rawk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: Fast and Furious



It’s 2009. Every movie around us is dark, gritty, serious with heroes facing real problems and true conflict. Justin Lin is back to rework a movie franchise that didn’t know where it was going. His vision? Drop. The. “The”s. That’s right. The FFCU is back and it’s more streamlined than ever. Forget Sean Boswell, we’re going back to AMERICA this time around cause a whole lot of characters we haven’t seen in near a decade are coming back with a vengeance. Remember Brian O’Conner? How could you? But Dom’s back with his crew and it’s all fun in the sun until SOMEONE GETS MURDERED. We can’t reveal who because that’s kind of the driving force (ha) of the entire movie but odds are it isn’t Brian O’Conner, because WE FORGOT HE EXISTED. Are these random caps doing anything for you? No? Well BUCKLE UP, CHUCKLE HUTS, cause it’s to get FAST and FURIOUS up in this MOVIE HOUSE slash PODCAST.

Music Credits:
Summon the Rawk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: 2 Fast 2 Furious



The action continues this week on Zero Credit(s) as the Boys dive cylinder-head-first into John Singleton’s entry in the FFCU. This episode, much like the sequel they’re discussing, is both tighter and more action-oriented than its predecessor. Could this movie possibly live up to the promises made by The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious? What does it truly mean to be a cop? How many times can Ludacris’ hair change shape? Find the answers to these questions AND MANY MORE this week on Zero Credit(s)!

 

 

Music Credit:
Summon the Rawk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: The Fast and the Furious



In 2001, famed director Robert Cohen had a plan. A man, a plan, a ten second car: The Fast and the Furious. And while the title may sound like a dramatic soap opera that your mom or dad might watch in the late afternoon, there’s nothing soap about this thrilling, high octane seed of one of America’s most successful franchises of all time. It’s dramatic, but it’s all on the pavement, cause that’s where the races happen.

John and Henry might be a little too detail oriented for this first installment, but just the series they’re reviewing, they’re going to get better with each episode, and faster, and more high-octane.

But all-in-all, the first of the Fast/Furious series is kind of mediocre with no real ending and it’s kind of shocking to know that this movie has seven sequels.

 

Music:

Summon the Rawk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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