CP's doing a little too much.
The og The Fast and the Furious
is a cable classic.
The quotables and thin line where you can't tell if it's so bad it's good or just so good is rare.2 Fast 2 Furious
is a shell of the first, with only half the original cast and half the charm. So bad it's kinda good. So ghetto that it's pretty charming. Not lowkey iconic like the first one, cuz they ****** up not bringing the original cast back, and the movie just flat out sucked a lot of the time.Tokyo Drift
...completely new cast (
), and not as much suck as the 2nd one. I think people were hyped when it came out cuz it was better than the 2nd one, drifting was cool and Asians were getting their props. And Han was that guy. But I saw it again after Fast Five
and it's basically a straight to DVD movie compared to the first 2. Fast and Furious
brought it back. They figured out the simplest **** in film history. You have an ensemble that people vibed with and loved...you bring them all back. Not 1...all of em. So they finally did, and it felt right, like it hadn't since the first one. It's polished. It feels modern compared to the other ones, and it's a decent flick...still bad good, but some solid good in there.
Then Fast Five
happened. By the time you watch the others and get a feel for what it is this series hits, this is gold standard. This one of the greatest action comedies ever imo. I love this damn movie.
And what's amazing is, they take pieces from all the other sequels and make them so good in this, you'll convince yourself the whole series is better than it really is. The perfect mix of nostalgia, campiness, jokes that hit and legit unexpected ludicrous badassery. Think Bad Boys 2
And it doesn't exist on it's own. You can't really
just jump in and enjoy the 5th one right. It's holding the first one down from when you were young and never expecting it would grow with you and make the greatest comeback in film history. And at the same time...The Rock's career basically lines up with the FF movies, where it's like son...why haven't you taken over?...what the **** with this tooth fairy ****? And Vin's too.
Then the Fast and Furious Six
is good. It could've been amazing, but it was just a good followup. More on Fast and Furious
' level than Fast Five
. It didn't flow all that well, and they story wasn't tight like the 5th one, and the jokes weren't that great.
Very underrated imo...a part of what made Fast Five
such a phenomenon was the soundtrack. Danza Kuduro was that jam all summer off that movie. And Don Omar and Tego Calderon who did the track, had funny parts in the movie to. I think them and their music was the glue of that movie, so when they didn't come back for the 6th one, it was really missed...at least by me.
And now I'm doing too much.
Just watch em...and if you don't wanna watch em all, watch 1, 4 and 5
. That's a ill trilogy imo.