|Title:||Fast & Furious|
|05.12.14||Netflix|| it's funny. While watching this I had momentary feelings of familiarity... but I wrote them off thinking they were flashbacks in Fast 6 or something... especially because I had no memory of most of the movie. Except I watched this 4 years ago. ha ha. I really don't remember watching this at all.|
So I guess Fast Five is the only one I haven't seen in this series... unless maybe I saw that too?
|03.09.10||DVR|| Hmm... it's kind of funny how this movie completely acts like it's the return to form that made the first of this series the epic masterpiece that it stands today but in reality the first one was overrated and the next two flat out sucked. I hate to see Vin Diesel these days because he was actually great in Saving Private Ryan and Boiler Room but nowadays he can barely speak. His "badass" lines in this are laughably delivered. "I'm gonna enjoy what happens next." What? You're gonna survey the houston jets? "A real driver knows exactly what's in his car." Huh? A real diver goes zigzag in the dark? "Still a buster." Steal a toaster? Are you that bad off, Vin? Can't even toast your own bread? Man, that's rough.|
Anyway, this was... eh. I guess better than the third (what happend, Justin Lin!? Better Off Tomorrow was undeniably solid) but the effects have gone too far and I get no automotive thrill from any of the race scenes. It's weird... I am in no way into cars at all but I still find myself appreciating the fetishistic detail paid attention to in movies like (the original) Gone in 60 Seconds and Vanishing Point - and I even repected Tokyo Drift for the whole rice-burner drift thing - but in this the cars seemed generic and secondary. It's funny how at a certain point, amping something up more actually waters it down.