Originally Posted by thelwig14
The Fast Furious franchise is one of the best all-time for continuity and as the movies keep getting better, it makes the overarching narrative better as well. They are a true team and though members may not be in every movie, 5 and 6 have done such an amazing job it makes the weaker entries better knowing what is to come in the series.
One simple scene immediately makes 3 better and 2 is better with the introduction of 2 main players and gives more background on Brian's moral compass.
The cool thing is to make fun of the series but it is lean, fantastic getaway entertainment.
I just recently saw Parts 1, 2, 3... FOR THE FIRST TIME
, in there entireties, and that's exactly what crossed my mind after now seeing all six parts.
Originally Posted by Jumpman
Yeah, that's the vibe I'm getting when reading/watching interviews with Vin Diesel. Fast 7 is probably a lot further along on than any of us realizes. I think that's why Universal was okay with setting the release date for next summer.
For Universal, the last thing they want to do is kill this golden goose. You could potentially be looking at another 3 films in this franchise. That's huge for Universal.
Still, as it stands, I'm out. As curious as I am about Fast 7 because of the post credit sequence, the way this film ends just feels right for these characters and this mythology that they've created. It's always been about Dom and Brian. And seeing them where they are at the end of this film is just the right touch to leave the franchise behind. Roman's voice over says it all as the film cuts to black.
The Fast and the Furious
Fast & Furious
Hell of a four part story.
I'm not too sure fans would consider this a "Four Part" franchise after what had just transpired in 'Fast 6.' Seeing the events that take place in 'Fast 6,' especially with what was presented to us from the end credits, I think the majority of fans would not have wanted Universal to end it there. Given the new details at the end of 'Fast 6,' as to how or why events in 'Tokyo Drift' took place, is why this crazy saga will continue to turn itself into the franchise' tree-of-chaos that it is. It makes everything into one big "Fast & Furious Loop" that just keeps on growing.
How about a 'Fast & Furious' viewing marathon as follows...
The Fast and The Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Fast & Furious
Fast & Furious 6
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Originally Posted by Walts Ghost
I loved 'Death Sentence', I love the first 'Saw', and 'Insidious' is pretty good. But it's 'Death Sentence' that makes me believe that Wan will do fine with the series. He wants to move past his horror roots, he says he has nothing left to say there, and he showed some flare for action, and his movies are fairly character driven.
He's actually a pretty obvious choice for the director's chair here. Plus, you have to think that Diesel probably had a say on who they got, and Lin as well, so I think they know he is the right guy to take the franchise in a new direction. I'm not worried.
I believe that to be the case as well. It reminds me of when David Yates took over as director for the "Harry Potter" films with 'Order of the Phoenix
'. You can easily see how his vision drove the last four films into much darker territory, especially since the characters were only getting older. It also reminds me of when Summit Entertainment hired Bill Condon to direct the Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn
Parts 1 and 2. Yes, you heard me right, Twilight
Nevertheless, those films where much darker and sinister in tone and execution + Breaking Dawn Part 2 turned out to not only be the final film in the series but it was just as popular as the first film, if not better.
Originally Posted by Sigma
Come on over to the Unpopular movie opinions thread, because this is the first time I've ever seen anyone say the Fast and the Furious franchise is BETTER than James Bond! But I realize this thread is home to the hardcore F&F fanatics.
I'm not a hardcore 'Fast' fanatic, nor am I a hardcore 'Bond' fanatic, but I do believe writer Chris Morgan deserves much of the credit for what has been done with this franchise, hence the last four films to date. Whether he collaborated with Justin Lin or not, in the writing process, it seems that James Wan and Universal love what this guy has done up until now too. He gave Parts 2 and 3 an all new life, and a level of respect after what had been done in Parts 4, 5, and 6. I'm still not sure if Chris' intentions were to write 'Tokyo Drift' the way he did, by presenting a story of the "future" with major ramifications, which in turn needed to be explained later by 3 future films. Rest assure, it may have been pretty ballsy, yet it has really paid off for this franchise.