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Old December 23 2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Fast & Furious, the fourth entry in this franchise now opens April 3

The poster has been released via MTV. The trailer. I love the tagline.
NEW MODEL. ORIGINAL PARTS.
When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel.
For those going , yes the title is nearly identical to the first installment. All that is missing are the articles, thats "and" & "the" for those who didn't do well school.

The Fast and the Furious (2001) $144M/$62.7=$207m worldwide
2Fast 2Furious (2003) $127/$109m=$236m worldwide
The Fast and the Furious:Tokyo Drift (2006)$62m/$95m=$158m worldwide

So will ORIGINAL PARTS get this franchise revved up again?
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Old December 23 2008, 07:18 PM   #2
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Re: Fast & Furious, the fourth entry in this franchise now opens April

Couldn't stand the first one, too much of a car guy and there were too many things that made me roll my eyes to make it enjoyable. The second one was terrible, didn't bother with the third.

It's a shame that they didn't hire people who knew things about cars to write the original. Not looking forward to this, I doubt I'll see it.
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Old December 23 2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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Re: Fast & Furious, the fourth entry in this franchise now opens April

Boy, Vin's star has sure fallen to the point where he's returning to franchises he wanted no part of. Next up for him is another XXX.
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Old December 23 2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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Vin seems to have gotten plump too

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Old December 23 2008, 10:03 PM   #5
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Digital Abs is the way to go.
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Old December 23 2008, 10:05 PM   #6
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LOL...
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Old December 23 2008, 10:05 PM   #7
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Maybe Diesel tried to pull a Russell Crowe/Robert De Niro and plumped up for a role. As opposed to, say, this guy:

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Old December 23 2008, 10:30 PM   #8
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Couldn't stand the first one, too much of a car guy and there were too many things that made me roll my eyes to make it enjoyable. The second one was terrible, didn't bother with the third.
The third one was actually the best, IMO- Once you get past the annoying oldest-schoolboy-in-town opening (and his accent!) you get an unusual setting, good thrills and fun, *and* Sonny Chiba!

I thought the first one was decent daft fun, albeit strange for a car chase movie to be filled with car chases which have no corners or turns!

The second one was pretty rubbish though.

Had no idea a fourth was so near completion- I'll give it a go. Nice to see Diesel back (though I'd rather see Wheelman, his upcoming Transporter knockoff), but not so keen to see Wooden Walker back.
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Old December 23 2008, 10:43 PM   #9
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Oh, I like Vin Diesel actually, quite a bit. He's a bit of a geek like us, into sci-fi and video games. He does movies for paychecks but he's also pretty sincere about some of his work, especially if he's involved with it beyond just acting.

He's trying to get another two Riddick movies made, those are his babies.
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Old December 23 2008, 11:11 PM   #10
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I like Vin Diesel to and was sad to see his career implode (The Pacifier, really Vin?)

This outting of F&F looks good and interesting to me, it'll be interesting to see him back. Even though, yeah, the car stuff in it will be absurd and OTT.
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Old December 23 2008, 11:27 PM   #11
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It's a shame that they didn't hire people who knew things about cars to write the original.
You mean there are people who don't double-declutch (like Vin Diesel suggests in a modern synchromesh car)?

I have to say, I loved both the original & the sequel (haven't seen the third). They're completely stupid and the car stuff is appalingly badly written a lot of the time, but I just love the fun, silly ride of it all.
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Old December 24 2008, 12:09 AM   #12
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It's a shame that they didn't hire people who knew things about cars to write the original.
You mean there are people who don't double-declutch (like Vin Diesel suggests in a modern synchromesh car)?
I could go on and on and on.
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Old December 24 2008, 06:15 PM   #13
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It's a shame that they didn't hire people who knew things about cars to write the original.
You mean there are people who don't double-declutch (like Vin Diesel suggests in a modern synchromesh car)?
I could go on and on and on.
The double-clutching remark was not nearly as bad as zooming through the rotary engine FD RX-7 and showing pistons.

That said I liked F&F and will be going to see the new one. Glad to see Vin Diesel back on screen.
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Old December 24 2008, 11:29 PM   #14
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Oh, I like Vin Diesel actually, quite a bit. He's a bit of a geek like us, into sci-fi and video games. He does movies for paychecks but he's also pretty sincere about some of his work, especially if he's involved with it beyond just acting.

He's trying to get another two Riddick movies made, those are his babies.
I haven't seen it but didn't he have a cameo in FatF:3?
I'll be Netflixing both sequels to prep for this in April. Rumor is that "Left cheek, left cheek" himself from pt.2 is also showing up in this one.

If he gets the Riddick movies made I'll be impressed. His involvement and ability to get F&F:4 made is impressive and it seems he's working his magic at the XXX franchise as well. So who knows, perhaps Riddick will get his sequels.
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Old December 24 2008, 11:57 PM   #15
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It's definitely reassuring to see that it's the same director as last time, and shares of the same cast.
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