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Vol. 17, June 30th

I watched the first 4 Fast and The Furious movies last night and here are my thoughts

Bae and I went a little sicko mode last night and had ourselves a Vin Diesel quadruple showing. We started with The Fast and the Furious which is canon number 1, still holds up as a great standalone box office smasher. Thereafter we picked up on 2 Fast 2 Furious which was almost not canon due to Vin Diesel reading the script and opting out due to issues with the writing. The second installment of the 3 peat trilogy is probably my favorite because it's the most camp out of all 9, equally as quotable as 1 but even cornier, which I didn't think was possible. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is where the franchise gets interesting. A new set of cast members who share no relation with the original line-up, a new setting, and a new culture. This is definitely the second-best of the first three due to less tacky racing CGI, rememberable lines, and the best writing and acting out of all. This film is the most serious re-watchable out of all. After watching these three films in succession I had never noticed before that every film uses a different musical co-star. Ja-Rule makes an appearance in the first, Ludacris and Tyrese spearhead number 2, and the infamous Versuz star slash online Villian Bow-Wow in the third. Star power baby.

Now onto the fourth film; Fast and Furious (interesting title). This is the film they use to reset The Fast and the Furious timeline to create The Fast and the Furious Cinematic Universe. This film is used to account for the absence of Vin Diesel from the second film and Paul Walker from the third as it takes place during 2 and 3 concurrently. It shows the appearance of Han Lue and establishes his relationship with the original members before he takes off to Tokyo to teach our new beloved Drift King. This film has a 28% on Rotten Tomatoes and it deserves it. This film was a trainwreck but one you couldn't subvert your eyes from. It makes the executive decision to kill one of the main characters, Letty played by Michelle Rodriguez, off in the first 15 minutes without explanation but after further reading, she is brought back to life in one of the next films due to fan outrage. I wonder how they're going to spin it because they definitely have a full funeral for her in the 4th film and that would be kind of hard if she were still alive. This film also stars Zionist and MVP of the IDF, Gal Gadot. She truly is the most boring actor to grace the silver screen next to Keanu Reeves, but at least she's in good company. We're going to get through 5-8 tonight and report back before we go see Fast 9 at midnight.

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