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Feature Ryan Lambie 20 Aug 2013 - 06:59
With Fast & Furious 7, director James Wan could take the franchise into slasher movie territory. Ryan explains why he should...
Nb: This article contains spoilers for Fast & Furious 6
Defying the laws of sequel entropy, Fast & Furious 6 managed to be an even bigger financial hit than its predecessor. The Fast franchise, it seems, is like a speeding juggernaut, crashing through minor details like logic and the laws of physics, and entertaining through sheer thunderous velocity.
The Fast movies have also managed to grow in popularity, as opposed to drifting into straight-to-dvd hell, thanks to a canny bit of reinvention. Fast Five wisely put aside the street racing and Halfords bling of its predecessors and took a U-turn into action heist territory. With director Justin Lin throwing in Dwayne Johnson for good measure, Fast Five was a loud, larger-than-life carnival of crashing cars and fist-fights, »
Here's a short written and directed by Vin Diesel and entirely shot in the Dominican Republic, which I came across and saw for the first time this weekend. The 20-minute long Los Bandoleros (The Bandits) was showcased on the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the 2009 fourth installment of the mega hit series titled Fast & Furious. The short was presented as a prelude to the 4th film, and tells the back story to the events leading to the the truck heist in the 2009 film. It stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tego Calderon, Don Omar and Sung Kang. And although Vin Diesel is in character as "Dom Toretto," I was surprised that there weren't any car chases, grand explosions, or bodies being »
- Vanessa Martinez
2 items from 2013
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