Been on a Vin Diesel film binge the past few days, and just finished all 5 Fast and the Furious films. Gotta admit, they’re really really fun for mindless action films. I like the first one best, but Tokyo Drift is alright, and Fast and Furious and Fast Five are awesome too.
My two favorite characters are Touretto (Obviously.) and Han. They’re just perfect characters. You know how some people embody certain concepts perfectly? Vin Diesel (and all the characters he plays by association) is just badass personified, and Sung Kang’s portrayal of Han can only be described as being the essence of cool. I’m a little sad to know how Han ends up, but I’m looking forward to the next two films with him. I don’t give a damn about Brian outside his relationship with Mia, so 2 Fast 2 Furious was pretty boring.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about having The Rock come in since he’s a little bit campy for the Fast and the Furious films, but I think he pulled off Agent Hobbs well. I definitely hope to see him back in Fast Six and Seven, hopefully with more moral relativism. Hobbs’ character dynamic with Touretto is great.