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The Fate of the Furious

  • 09-10-2015 11:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    With the money 7 made, obviously 8 was happening despite Paul Walker's death during filming of 7, I wonder will Brian be killed in this one?


    Vin Diesel isn't directing, F. Gary Gray confirmed


    Jason Statham and Dwayne The Rock Johnson also back


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    *sigh*

    Will Vin Diesel be returning? I'll be super surprised if he is, since F&F was tied so much to himself and Walker.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,409 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling


    Another trilogy to come

    Langley , Virginia



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭ djflawless


    Love it or hate it everyone will queue to see it..myself included... :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,202 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    Vin confirmed this would be happening in some interview last year so I have no doubt he will be starring. I think they finished Brians story well, as well as they could in FF7 so I wouldn't touch that topic if I was them. The whole thing is so tied up in the relationship between Vin and Paul though Im not sure who is going to step up in his place.

    Hopefully they get Dwayne Johnson back too

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,412 toadfly


    Haven't they committed to 9 as well? They won't say much about Brian I imagine, maybe only in passing. Assume that leaves Mia out of any future films too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    toadfly wrote: »
    Haven't they committed to 9 as well?
    I think the plan is:

    Fast 8 (2017)
    Furious Nine (2019)
    Fast & Furious X (2021) - 20th Anniversary of the original film.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,324 ✭✭✭ Gamb!t


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    With the money 7 made, obviously 8 was happening despite Paul Walker's death during filming of 7, I wonder will Brian be killed in this one?


    Vin Diesel isn't directing, F. Gary Gray confirmed


    Jason Statham and Dwayne The Rock Johnson also back

    Did you not see the end of F7 ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Gamb!t wrote: »
    Did you not see the end of F7 ?



    Yes I did, but Brian would always come and help Dom and the team out so how will his absence be explained from this next new vendetta


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ziedth


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Yes I did, but Brian would always come and help Dom and the team out so how will his absence be explained from this next new vendetta

    I'm fairly sure they said they retired his character so my guess is he won't be mentioned again along with Mia.

    Vin Diesel had up on his Facebook page a couple of weeks back that he wanted to take the franchise back in the street racer direction which I wouldn't be for at all. The films are in their own level of stupid but I really have enjoyed the last couple of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,202 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    I watched 1 to figure out who was who, can't say I loved it, 2,3 or 4 I don't really remember, 3 in particular was awful though I think.

    Really enjoyed 5, liked 6 and thought 7 was good, and a fitting tribute to one of the main characters who lost his life during the making.....

    If they went back to the direction of the first couple I would have no interest whatsoever.

    The ridiculousness of the films is their appeal

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭ Chain Smoker


    I thought 7 was fairly bad to be honest. Five was a brilliantly stupid action film with the addition of Dwayne Johnson being something of a godsend to the franchise; 6 was very much its sequel, more of everything, didn't hold together as well.
    7 was just a mess though, everything was overbloated to the point that I couldn't invest in any of it and the ridiculous action sequences didn't hold achieve the same kind of visceral suspense that something like
    the cars trying to pull down the plane on that ridiculous runway
    in 6 did. My brain is utterly incapable of investing in a car jumping between
    towers in Dubai
    . The number of cast members has also gotten a bit out of hand, Statham hardly had a chance to add anything to it all.

    Also, I'm only going on this alone, but Ronda Rousey is an absolutely terrible actor, isn't she?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,202 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    She was disgustingly bad alright

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,508 ✭✭✭ FunLover18


    Scott Eastwood has joined the cast. Supposedly playing a fed who works for Kurt Russell


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭ Venom


    She was disgustingly bad alright

    She's like a female version of the early Dolph Lundgren, more than able for the physical parts of an action movie but totally lacking in the charm department unlike Arnie and Sly who had both.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Helen Mirren wants in too, could see her as matriarch mama Shaw


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,097 ✭✭✭ NUTZZ




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,464 ✭✭✭ e_e




  • Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Helen Mirren wants in too, could see her as matriarch mama Shaw

    And she is in

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/15/helen-mirren-fast-furious-8


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,097 ✭✭✭ NUTZZ


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    Love the name for the 8th film - official trailer dropping on Sunday, but this trailer for the trailer (why is that a thing now?) is actually really cool.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,320 ✭✭✭✭ Osmosis Jones


    So the trailer just dropped for the 8th instalment into the Fast and Furious franchise, couldn't find a thread for the new movie so here we are.



    I've never been a big fan of the movies past the first couple but to me this looks particularly bad, not even in a fun way, just Transformers bad.

    People love this stuff though, and it will most certainly bring in enough money to fund a couple more.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,774 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I just can't understand the appeal of this franchise; and I don't mean in some haughty "I'm too good for this" sorta way, or that I don't appreciate the whole so-bad-it's-good sensibility (certainly as someone who 'enjoyed' Jupiter Ascending that can't be claimed) - the films are about as boneheaded as the Transformers franchise yet they seem to get more of a pass than those over-saturated Baygasms.

    It's weird, even if I don't have an interest in something, I can usually appreciate the appeal & why people might love the thing; not the above though :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    So couldn't find a thread for the new movie so here we are.
    On the second page of the film forum...http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057506123
    pixelburp wrote:
    It's weird, even if I don't have an interest in something, I can usually appreciate the appeal & why people might love the thing; not the above though
    It's got Vin Diesel and The Rock saying and doing stupid things, with cars and explosions. I'd rather watch Nicolas Cage films for a "so-bad-it's-good" fix, but it's not hard to understand the appeal of this series at all. The world keeps evolving into Idiocracy.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,027 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo


    I don't think they fall into the "so bad it's good" category at all. 1 - 4 are rubbish, 5 is great and 6 was grand but not as good as 5 (not seen 7).


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,136 ✭✭✭✭ Mitch Connor


    THAT LOOKS AMAZING.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,409 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling


    Actually looking forward to this ,but the story has taken a bit of left turn ,
    From outlaw Street racers to secret government agencies fighting international criminals

    It's a pure large Coke and popcorn movie

    Langley , Virginia



  • Registered Users Posts: 30,324 ✭✭✭✭ Penn


    pixelburp wrote: »
    I just can't understand the appeal of this franchise; and I don't mean in some haughty "I'm too good for this" sorta way, or that I don't appreciate the whole so-bad-it's-good sensibility (certainly as someone who 'enjoyed' Jupiter Ascending that can't be claimed) - the films are about as boneheaded as the Transformers franchise yet they seem to get more of a pass than those over-saturated Baygasms.

    It's weird, even if I don't have an interest in something, I can usually appreciate the appeal & why people might love the thing; not the above though :)

    The action is great, some of the characters are funny and so much of it is just so cheesy (both in the "story" of the characters and also the general action/comedy/characters) that once you accept that, it doesn't bother you.

    The F&F movies are just fun. Stupid, dumb, spectacular, funny fun.

    Transformers isn't fun. It takes itself too seriously but also tries to be funny. The characters aren't nearly as good or funny. The action is bland and boring. To me, it's a completely different mix which doesn't work.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    I agree fully with Penn. To dismiss them as movies for idiots, which is the implication in some of the posts above, is fairly narrow minded. They're not exactly clever, but the last few F&F movies have delivered charismatic, silly fun by the bucketload and I've really enjoyed them.

    Transformers on the other side, to my mind, is just a lazy, bloated and generic CGI fest.


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