next week, Hurry X comes racing to the cinemas after a minor delay and a director swap from Justin Lin to Louis Leterrier. Even if it’s not the actual one last end in the series as before, you can feel the end on the horizon because the various trailers and promos have “everyone is here!” air for Dominic Toretto and other main cast from previous films.
The longer the SPEEDILY As the franchise continues, it’s more and more common to look back on the series and think how amazing its arc was. Back in 2001, the series initially seemed to be “Point Break, but in cars,” and Vin Diesel’s Dom looks like the coolest guy since he and his gang use stunt driving to steal DVD players. The series has always existed on a higher plane of reality, but in 2011 Fast Five is the generally agreed point at which it becomes a full-fledged superhero franchise. (In addition to being the turnaround point where the audience agrees yes, it’s actually good for broad appeal rather than a particular demographic.) It has all the awesome stuff you want: using a giant safe to bulldoze Brazil, “This is BRAZIL! ,” and Dwayne Johnson at the perfect intersection of “cartoon character” and “real world threat.”
Since then, every movie has progressed to some degree or the other. Like Mission: Impossible consecutively, there is at least in a great highlight stunt used in the trailers, but there are also other impressive set pieces throughout. For this week’s Open Channel, we want to hear your favorite moments from SPEEDILY movies. Maybe it’s something big like a small skyscraper Angry 7, maybe Easy 4 funny moment of Dom playing private investigator. Or maybe it’s from Hobbs and Shaw….you know, if you still remember much from the movie. Let us know in the comments below.
Hurry X hits theaters this Friday, May 19. io9 should have a review for the film in the next few days.
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