So I meant to write about this a while ago, but ya know…things pop up and I got distracted.
Anyways – how about that Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the newest, and hopefully last, Fast and Furious installment? Do not get me wrong, I loved the first two. But the last couple, meh. I would have left them out if I were in charge of this saga. But that is merely opinion.
I remember the very first F&F – The Fast and The Furious. One word – Wowza. I was so excited to be able to expound upon my car knowledge to my, sadly, less car obsessed friends in Junior High did not posses.
See, having an uncle who is one of the largest gear heads I have ever met made me realize that to talk to him for more than a couple of minutes and then descend into awkward silence, I had to become a gear head as well. Little did I know that my attempts to relate would lead to me being able to explain away the car jargon into words my friends could understand.
Watching that first movie made me want to run off and become a wheelrunner or a stunt driver or a drag racer. Anything that involved awesome cars that went that fast. I still hold that dream close to my heart ( my ’91 Taurus can’t haul ass like the Toyota Supra Turbo or the Mitsubishi Eclipse RS, but I make due with what I got), but more practical ideas have gotten in the way of fulfilling that one.
So… the newest installment – Fast and Furious. As usual, there is a conflict. This time it is with drug runs across the Mexico/United States borders…fitting for the times huh? And Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) are waist deep in it all. There are chases, races, stunts, and FX that makes the head spin with trying to keep up with it all. The movie ends on a cliffhanger, like most have. Things are left up in the air – Did they? Didn’t they? Where are they going now? Those sort of questions.
Did I also mention that the ’70 Chevelle SS finally makes its way back into the car lineup? I quite literally fell out of my seat and gave a slightly high pitched scream when I learned this (ask the friend who told me… she can vouch for me). This is one of the cars on my dream car list. To have a ’70 Chevelle SS – especially if there is a free Vin Diesel inside would make my day.
I haven’t seen it yet. I feel like I have committed some travesty by not doing so. It’s on my list of movies to see – along with the X-Men Origins: Wolverine.. out on May 1st…so excited. But with my usual movie luck, I will most likely need to buy the DVD to see it. Oh well. I am not complaining about that.