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Fast & Furious (2009)

I’ve notched this up a star upon rewatch. It’s still the blandest “retooled” entry of the series (basically everything since Lin came on board) but it’s a necessary transition. 232 more words

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Review: Fast and the Furious 7

So, I wasn’t going to see this movie but considering it has smashed many box office records (including the fastest film to make $1 Billion (yes BILLION) dollars) I thought I should check it out. 619 more words

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Furious 8 Confirmed for April 2017

If you though the tragic death of Paul Walker would see an end to the Fast & Furious franchise then you were wrong. At cinemacon in Las Vegas Vin Diesel announced that Furious 8 will land in theatres on April 14th 2017. 43 more words

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Vin Diesel confirms Fast & Furious 8 is actually happening

Vin Diesel has confirmed that what we’ve all long suspected – that Fast & Furious 8 is officially in the works.

The actor made the announcement during Universal’s CinemaCon panel and also revealed that it would be released on April 14, 2017. 127 more words

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Fast and furious 7 movie

Join Deckard Shaw as he seeks revenge on the furious family for his comatose brother Owen Shaw.

This action, crime, thriller stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster and Ludacris. 336 more words

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Furious 7(2015) - For Paul... and James Wan

本來真的沒打算看,但基於幾個原因,還是看了。包括︰留意到有影評回報電影為Paul Walker提供了respectable 的Ending。雖然效果未至於真假難分,又或者以當今技術換面都是錢的事,但還是有值得欣賞之處。例如將Brian的命運改寫。我沒有看過很多資料,但單憑故事的鋪排,明顯感受到故事將了結這角色。在不斷強調家庭、miss the bullet、不甘適應平凡,他注定會為妻兒犧牲。改寫不單獻予亡魂、給影迷一分心意,同時也是創意。已有的footage必謹加利用,盡量展現最後風采之餘,又要使人物命運改寫合理,也是相當有難度。拍攝時,如駁網前的打鬥,盡量對焦對手面孔,僅在最後拉遠鏡時露面唸白減少穿崩等等…實在感到很有誠意……而且似乎這部電影突破了過去的Fast & Furious框架……其實我冇咩睇過其他FF,看過的也沒多少印象(更試過看某集的第一場追逐已訓著),但有聞FF比以往玩得更誇張,也使我有所好奇。在沒比較下,我覺得7應該不單比以前有更華麗和具創意的動作場面和選景(是GTA啟發的風潮嗎?還是game glitches…)(追車可能還比不上以前),而且增強了喜劇元素、類型更傾向特務片種。雖然6似乎已經出現不少超現實如漫畫英雄的場面,但7應該是更進一步的明顯。追逐已不再重要……Fast也被刪去了,車的性能鮮有提及,改裝更是完全抹去,只講爽極的Furious場面。還有James Wan。接Justin Lin找一個亞洲臉孔,看似順理成章,但James雖然話暫不再拍Horror,但放心交這部鉅鉅製給他……那人真的了不起。James玩開低成本恐怖,一上動作大片的導演椅就交出穩佔All time WW No. 7的票房…駕馭大場面全無問題,實在佩服…Jason Statham的開場已預示了故事的瘋狂。(儘管如此,去到後期飛車爆炸依然是頗為疲勞…)當然浪漫位也做得很好,Bromance則應比前作弱,但可謂會更接近女性市場。

但更強的是國際市場。雖然結尾話回到地盤決戰,照顧番最大票房的美國本土、保留作品特色、省錢……等等,但走向國際的野心…還是達成了!Abu Dhabi!還讓角色像Mission Impossible系列的穿上華貴服裝…最重要的是主題outrun the past。徹底展現超越前作的決心,同時用於塑造人物︰超越痛苦記憶的Letty、放下殺戮的Brian,實體化於God’s eye的追蹤概念,還有懷念Paul而告別傷痛……少有貫徹的動作電影概念。雖然在人物描繪上不免仍流於表面,但於爆谷電影尚算非戰之罪,已算有development;一如God’s eye的科技意念不新奇,但切題……除了有些不太合理的劇情,Deckard Shaw沒再追殺Hobbs和帶God’s eye出街之類,沒頭沒腦的打機式目標為本推進還不會錯到哪裡去。除了動作設計一流外,攝影效果也是一大享受,雖然主要都係keep住郁唔好悶親大家,但係遇到重要場口,還是將Sublime拍出來。

整體而言仍略嫌有點長…但是別人就是要看大場面嘛……,但還是有驚喜。不過追看下一部的意欲嘛…還是沒增多。一切就像一場意外。

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R is for Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez always ends up playing total badass characters that also have a good heart… and also ends up dying a fair bit in films. 169 more words

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