What is the Fast and Furious
franchise exactly? I mean what is it about? Pirates of the Caribbean
is about pirates, for instance. You can say it’s about the characters, but I’d venture a guess that if Captain Jack Sparrow was, say, a lawyer or a dentist in the next film, that would probably throw some people. The Fast and the Furious
, I thought at least, was' a movie about street racing. It was also a little bit about crime and a fairly obvious knockoff of Point Break
, but that’s beside the point. You had the racers and family (Vin Deisel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, et al), you had the police (nobody anyone...
There’s a curse hanging over movies like Need for Speed
. First, at this point, all movies in this genre are born in the shadow of six Fast and the Furious
movies -- there is a huge precedent already set for this genre. Will Need for Speed
live up to its predecessors? Is it just a cheap copy? But that’s not the only element to the curse. Need for Speed
is also a video game movie. I am fairly certain there is a curse affecting movies based on video...