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Honestly, I'm not sure Han's death was as much an injustice to him as it was a wish granted. After Giselle died saving him, it was like he was half-dead. He seemed like he was fighting with depression in Tokyo Drift and losing. Though he was in a life and death situation near the end of Fast 3, he seemed less dazed and more relieved in the setup for Fast 7 at the end of Fast 6. If anything, the "injustice" was felt more by his friends than by him.
As for Deckard bonding with Hobbs, they are amazingly alike. They are good guys that ran afoul of the law for the right reasons. The team didn't so much accept Shaw as they tolerated him grudgingly; and, though their actions set them apart, I think Toretto understood that he and Shaw had the same motivations: Family. As for Deckard's brother Owen joining him on the plane, I think you missed his scene with his mother. Deckard popped out about Owen being a lost cause and got slapped for it. Even so, I don't think they were very close while on the plane anymore than Deckard and Hobbs/Toretto were. It was something they had to get through so they bit the bullet as it were.
If Cipher becomes part of the team and isn't killed by them, that will kill the series. She murdered Elena in front of Dominic because he wouldn't shoot Letti for trying to take the Russian 'Football' and basically bullied and strong-armed him multiple times over and over again while threatening an infant's life. Deckard didn't do that and Owen got severe road-rash and a hospital stay with a feeding tube for doing it once. She was also the mastermind and not a pawn so she can't claim she was manipulated. I don't think Hobbs would forgive her and Dominic most certainly wouldn't. Deckard WILL kill her if he ever gets the chance and accept the orange jumpsuit if that's what it takes.
Hi Dave, for someone who frequently talks about the dumbing down of culture I'm surprised with the movies you choose to review. I understand that films are entertainment and often an audience just wants some frothy escapism but what happened to art that inspires, educates and informs. Last night myself and my other half went to see The Promise and we were the only ones in the theatre. This was a very high quality accessible historical movie which has an important and very relevant message. I'm sure the other screens were full. Such a shame that audiences that have been fed on infantile junk just continue to crave more of the same.
"what happened to art that inspires, educates and informs"
Yeah, there is enough hollyweirdos trying to cram their political views down our throats. lol
Plus you don't need to see the film you saw at the Theaters, they can watch that at home. But people need the theaters for the big sound effects and really big screen for the sgi fest. lol
I've always been a big fan of this series of movies, I don't expect them to be more than popcorn flicks, but I always enjoy them.
That said, I was also taken back by them turning Statham into a good guy all of a sudden especially after what he'd done in the past. I kept waiting for a big reveal of how he had actually been deep undercover for years and Han's death was faked. No such luck.
The only other part that irritated me was when the Rock was coaching his daughter's soccer team. Her team was a group of racially diverse little girls warming up with a traditional Samoan warrior chant while the opposing team consisted of terrified little blonde white girls who wanted to quit before the game started. Couldn't help but think there was a hidden message being slipped in there. It was a funny scene but couldn't they have mixed the other team up a little too by not making this now common narrative look so obvious.
Watched your review with no guilt, as I wouldn't see this movie anyways. I saw The first 2, and I was like meh...Later on I tried to catch up on Netflix with Tokyo Drift and the one with a tunnel chase in Mexico, but no thanks.
Welcome to WWE. Wrestling rewrote into movies.
Villains become allies, new wrestlers, uh, I mean, villains introduced. Nest we'll have Trump coming in and kicking the ass out of the bad guys...
Oh, wait, we already did that.
(PS Thank God for Grammarly, the cab sav I consumed would've... Well you can figure out the rest.)
I really enjoyed it. I wanted OTT car chases and some quips and fisticuffs from the Rock and Statham and got just that. I may have a heavy dose of low expectation, but I paid £8 and got over two hours of solid amusement. And I like McDonald's as well. I have no shame.
I never liked fast n the furious. I think it was ment for people suffering from ADHD. The story is dumb, the narration is event dumber. Any pretext is good enough to start racing in the streets. And the drivers look like they are having a narcissistic ego trip while they are driving. I think the franchise should have ended with the tank blowing them all up. It would have made a good ending atlease.
lemon: yeah... I didnt laugh. I didnt even see the first movie from beginning to end. I realized that I had more entertaining things to do, like cleaning, taking out the trash, looking at the ceilling =P
There are some films that are stupid but you watch them for a laugh. This is one of those movies. If you expect to be entertained and not have to think too much, you'll be happy. If you expect a movie with a decent plot and well developed characters, you'll be disappointed.
They are. Any movie with Hobbs in it is fun to watch just for his Deep South sayings that are to the point, amusingly graphic and, yet, simple. His no-nonsense country-boy-of-faith-and-fury attitude is a very nice aspect to the films.
onlyonewhyphy, well, if you have any experience picking up shit, you will know that while new, fresh shits are, if decent and hard enough, fairly easy to pick up. However, shits that have been left out in the rain get mushy, and are much more difficult to deal with. Such a shit could possibly be considered as "Spoiled Shit"