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Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2015, 01:41:59 AM »
I just got done ranting to a co-worker about how this, one of my favorite franchises has gone to shit. Anyone watching the first and sixth films back to back would think the sixth was a parody. And anyone who raves about the sixth or seventh films but hated on Tokyo Drift or 2 Fast 2 Furious is a moron.
After reading numerous reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the line seems to be at 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift, people love the first 3, hate 4, 6 and 7 and vice versa.

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2015, 11:25:31 AM »
I just got done ranting to a co-worker about how this, one of my favorite franchises has gone to shit. Anyone watching the first and sixth films back to back would think the sixth was a parody. And anyone who raves about the sixth or seventh films but hated on Tokyo Drift or 2 Fast 2 Furious is a moron.
After reading numerous reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the line seems to be at 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift, people love the first 3, hate 4, 6 and 7 and vice versa.

Pretty much.  I thought the movies were boring shit.  It wasn't until they essentially began parodying themselves that I got entertained.  It's a big ham and cheese sandwich.  If people actually liked the first few, I can understand why'd they would hate the rest.

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2015, 12:18:03 PM »
Oh snap, Sean Boswell (lead in Tokyo Drift) is in Furious 7? Awesome. Is he part of the team or is it a cameo?


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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2015, 02:23:18 PM »
in his cameo he plays a heroine addict.

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2015, 02:56:47 PM »
I just got done ranting to a co-worker about how this, one of my favorite franchises has gone to shit. Anyone watching the first and sixth films back to back would think the sixth was a parody. And anyone who raves about the sixth or seventh films but hated on Tokyo Drift or 2 Fast 2 Furious is a moron.
After reading numerous reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the line seems to be at 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift, people love the first 3, hate 4, 6 and 7 and vice versa.

which funny since the later movies lead to Tokyo Drift

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2015, 01:47:33 AM »
I just got done ranting to a co-worker about how this, one of my favorite franchises has gone to shit. Anyone watching the first and sixth films back to back would think the sixth was a parody. And anyone who raves about the sixth or seventh films but hated on Tokyo Drift or 2 Fast 2 Furious is a moron.
After reading numerous reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the line seems to be at 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift, people love the first 3, hate 4, 6 and 7 and vice versa.
Fate - irony, Morpheus.

which funny since the later movies lead to Tokyo Drift

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2015, 07:44:40 AM »
What a turd this movie was. I'm going to pretend the franchise ended after the fifth one. It was so bad I was taking notes on how shitty each scene was.

-Is Statham's character part of the Wrecking Crew or the Juggernaut? He takes out dozens of armed soldiers and wrecks a fucking hospital like it was just going to the store for some milk. Ridiculous.

-Dom looks bloated as hell. He needs to start doing some cardio. He's a pudgy fudgy the whale.

-Why is Brian bored with his life with Mia? He really misses getting shot at? That is terribly, terribly offensive to his scorchingly hot wife and his brat of a child. Mia actually feels guilty that it's her fault that Brian is bored. What a scumbag.

-How do Leddy and Dom have less chemistry after 15 years and 7 movies than they did in the very first movie?

-Shaw's fight with Rock was shit, as was every other H2H fight. Terrible fight choreography. Daredevil put them to shame with a TV budget.

-Corny ass dialogue. Like when Rock is telling Dom about Shaw. How many times in a two-minute scene can someone say spec ops, special ops, black ops boys, wetwork, special operations... FUCK! We get it! And what the fuck does Dom know about that stuff anyway?!?

-Why the fuck is Brian stashing his family with a Dominican gigolo/homosexual drug lord? Ain't nobody got time for that!

-OK, small nitpick: Drift King has a big bag of Kim's stuff to give Dom. He takes ONE thing out of the bag, a picture of the Israeli chick Han was in love with, and gives it to him. Then he says, "Oh, I almost forgot, there's one more thing," and gives him the silver cross. If there were only two things to give him, how could he "almost forget" one of them?!?

Also, did Dom really need to beat Drift King in a drift race? Is Vin Diesel's ego that small?

-Statham/Shaw says to Dom "You and me, we come from different worlds." It's a Hootie and the Blowfish quote. I LOL'd.

-So the plan is for Dom and crew to do a job for the CIA, so they can get a magic hacking device so they can find Statham/Shaw anywhere in the world... Yet Shaw keeps finding them while they are in the middle of the CIA mission!!! What do they need the device for, Shaw is practically part of their team he shows up so much! Just kill him then and there! FUCK!

-Roman goes from being funny guy to a legit one-man minstrel show.

-Dom is about to drive his car off a mountain with the female hacker in the passenger seat. He tells her, "Better put on your helmet." She goes, "What helmet?", looks around the tiny car frantically... and then suddenly sees the helmet that's sitting right in her fucking lap. Then the bad guys, for some reason, decide to wait to shoot them until they're driving away. Their boss tells them to "Fire on my mark!" and then waits about fifteen minutes to give them the go-ahead. That's a stupid way to build suspense. Oh, the female hacker (Ramsey?) had make-up that reminded me of the mistress who ran Black Dynamite's whorehouse.

-Is Abu Dhabi really an open air sex market with women in bikinis prancing around all over the place? maybe I'm ignorant, I would think at least in public things would be a bit more... modest. It's a fucking Middle Eastern country. Go figure.

-Why is the flash drive containing the McGuffin computer program that can turn any desktop PC into an uber spy weapon... plugged into a sports car? WHY?

-A military coptor and armed Predator drone flying around downtown LA blowing shit up and turning it into a war zone and there's no military response in seconds? WTF?

-OK, how is the secret to hacking the bad guys Brian plugging his phone into a cell phone tower? I know iPhones can do fancy shit like track your porn consumption but what the fuck, do they assume their audience is comprised wholly of retards? Don't answer that.

-The final fight with Shaw and Dom: terrible choreography and it ends in a stalemate as Shaw goes down to a third party. I expect neither Diesel or Statham were willing to lose on screen. It robs the fight of any catharsis. Also Dom shattering concrete with a foot stomp. Ugh.

-I'm sorry, but the CIA does way too much fucked up, evil shit to ACTUAL, REAL-LIFE HUMAN BEINGS in their "black sites" for me to consider an ending where a guy gets locked up in one, presumably with no trial or due process, to be a happy one. Also, Shaw looks at the ridiculously over-the-top base and notes he won't have any problems getting out of there? And Rock acknowledges this?!?! OK, they aren't humans, they are superpowered beings.

-The final homage to Paul Walker: seeing clips of the first five movies only reinforces how shitty the last two were. There's zero emotion in the close-ups to the faces of the crew. Jordana Brewster is relegated to baby-making factory.

Terrible movie. 2/10 nitro boosts.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2015, 04:50:28 PM by MTL76 »


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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2015, 08:39:54 AM »
Abu Dhabi is not as conservative as you think.

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2015, 04:45:20 PM »
I love MTL

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Re: Furious 7 or Remember when they were just street racers?
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2015, 09:07:36 PM »
1.5 billion So far. Actually surprised by that...