I admit I was a little late to the Fast and Furious series. A friend of mine was always talking about them, but I never really had the interest to see them. I thought the premise was neat, who didn’t like fast cars. But I couldn’t figure out the big deal.
It probably wasn’t until rumors of Tokyo Drift came around that I decided to finally give it a go. I know I’m in the minority of people that actually liked Tokyo Drift, but I loved the cars. I liked the first one, but paid no real mind to the second one, in fact, I skip it most times I see it.
I had an Eclipse as a first car, so I felt a connection with the movie, even if I didn’t drive it like a maniac. I did go out speeding in the night sometimes, but I honestly didn’t even get a speeding ticket. I was pretty careful about it. I took very good care of my car.
The premise of family not friends was nice, and I felt it created a nice tone to the movies. The sequels were admittedly insane from where it started. Almost to the point of not being able to recognize them as sequels. The heavy hitting action was really nice though, and I never cared about that. Minus the fact that some stuff in the movies is so not possible to the point it hurts.
Upon the passing of Paul Walker, I really felt the series would die. It continued without him, but the spirit of the movie has taken a major dive. Its hard to argue with knowing someone is dead in a series.
I don’t really feel the series can move on with just Dom, he’s just not as cool as Brian. Plus I’m not a muscle car guy, so I’m bias.
Breaking the themed post mentality for a moment, I am not sure how I feel about the movie theme. So I may just go until the 15th for movies, and move on to something else. I don’t find these posts as engaging and probably not as interesting to the viewer. Hopefully I’ll think of something else moving forward.