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The FAST Franchise Changes Genres!!

Merrick here...

We've already noted that FAST FIVE - the fifth and already successful entry in the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise (it opened in some overseas territories in advance of its U.S. release this Friday) - will feature our characters doing a job...a heist, or something to that effect.  Trailers and TV spots for the picture have made this quite apparent.  

What isn't widely known yet, although it had been conjectured by fans, is that this heist/crime thriller angle will be advanced into future installments of the film series.  I.e. the FAST franchise is shifting even further away from the street racing universe than it already has and will now focus more on mission-specific 'crime-thriller' concepts.  

THIS piece at Deadline offers some interesting insight into how the decision came about, along with some words from Universal chairman Adam Fogelson.  

It's already known that Universal has started Chris Morgan -- the screenwriter of Fast Five as well as The Fast And The Furious 3: Tokyo Drift,  and Fast & Furious 4 -- on the script for the sixth installment as part of his new production deal at the studio. But Morgan is also a great scripter of the crime-thriller genre, like Wanted. So what Fast Five sets up nicely is a Fast Six whose plot revolves around a major robbery. And Universal's intent is to transform the street-racing franchise into a series of heist films.


The studio honchos agreed that the next installments had to be less about street racing and about more inclusive subject matter.


We wanted to see if we could raise it out of about racing and make car driving ability just a part of the movie, like those great chases in The French ConnectionThe Bourne IdentityThe Italian Job," Fogelson explained.


Regarding the introduction of Dwayne Johnson as a federal agent assigned to track down our increasingly unlawful leads, the article reveals...

Fogelson says Johnson came to Universal seeking to become part of the franchise, and not only is he pivotal to the plot in Fast Five pitted against Vin, but he also wants to appear in and be integral to the action in Fast Six.

The Deadline article is rather interesting, be sure to check it out.  

I'm really looking forwards to seeing FAST FIVE, even though...for some reason...there doesn't appear to be a press screening scheduled for Austin (an odd move given that the reaction we're hearing for the film both domestically and overseas is actually quite positive). 


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  • April 26, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Frankly, I cringe

    by seabiscuits

    Mr Mayor

  • April 26, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST


    by flax

  • April 26, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    BreakFast BreakFurious

    by seabiscuits

  • April 26, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    First ...

    by bigsexy75

    I'd like to say I thoroughly enjoyed the original The Fast and the Furious.

  • April 26, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    So Close to First LOL

    by Wcwlkr

  • April 26, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Second ...

    by bigsexy75

    Faster and Furiouser was c-rap.

  • April 26, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by seabiscuits


  • April 26, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Third ...

    by bigsexy75

    How many boxes will Vin Diesel have to stand on NOT to be completely dwarfed by Dwayne Johnson? Over/under is at four.

  • April 26, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Awesome interview with the Fast Five screenwriter

    by Royston Lodge

    Seriously, not to be missed:

  • April 26, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Fine with that Move

    by Wcwlkr

    It may improve this series. I hated the first one to be honest. Thought the second one was an improvement. Actually really liked Tokyo Drift. And still haven't seen all of the 4th so changing the genre would be a good move. But I do like The Rock that's probably the only reason I may see this latest one.

  • April 26, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I just assumed that was the plot of all those films already

    by seabiscuits

    I guess I was wrong.

  • April 26, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Wow! Now it'll be f*cking AWESOME!!!!

    by Jeffrey

    Because up until this point, the "Fast" films have only been about as good as LOTR (using Harry logic).

  • April 26, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Not a fan, but still think the plot change is a good move

    by darthderp

    You can only do drag racing plots so many times. I just wonder if they waited one movie too many before shifting gears.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    They had me until they said - 'like Wanted"

    by OSAMP1

  • April 26, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    The franchise becoming even more videogamey, but considering

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    they're C movies on a B movie budget...what the hey, it ain't Shakespeare.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    The next one will be......

    by v3d

    The Fast and the Furrrious. Animated 3D crapfest.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    2 Fast, 2 Ocean's

    by Immortal_Fish

  • April 26, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Combine it with horror: Fast and Furious Scream

    by kabong

    Rise of the Planet of Fast and Furious Mission Impossible: Fast and Furious Or put it in the title of the next Untitled Jennifer Aniston rom com flop.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by bluelou_boyle

    Now we know The Rock survives. Thanks.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Fast and the Found Footage

    by jarjarmessiah

    Dash Cam extravaganza!

  • April 26, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Vin: The Fast Avenger

    by jarjarmessiah

  • April 26, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    The fat and the furious!

    by jarjarmessiah

  • April 26, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Oh come on, what's the point?


    What's the fucking point in any case I gotta argue with you, I gotta knock heads with the cops, I'm busting my balls to sell your dirt to deadbeats. I come back, you can't even manage to keep the contracts safe. I got to go out and close them again. What the fuck am I wasting my time... Fuck this shit!

  • April 26, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Just put LaBeouf in it already....

    by Jeffrey

    ...and whoever the generic, popular rapper of the moment is.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I've never watched a single F&F movie.


    Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    I know the Bourne movies are Universal, but I guess

    by CreasyBear

    The Italian Job is, too. Referencing the great chase scenes, he mentioned Italian Job, which made me laugh. The little Matchbox cars jumping out of sewer holes? Really? I guess Ronin isn't a Universal pic. Anyone who references great movie car chases without mentioning Ronin takes a credibility hit.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    2 Cups 2 Furious

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The world will probably end soon after.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    And having the Asian guy, what's-his-name, from

    by CreasyBear

    Tokyo Drift in the next installment I guess pushes that third movie farther into the oblivion of the FF timeline. But I'm a sucker for an ensemble heist movie, so what the heck. Can Michelle Rodriguez have a long-lost twin sister reappear for the next one? I miss her eyebrow scowl and those full, pillowy lips.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    wait, hold on...

    by satansteve

    these movies have plots? Have refused to watch these, as they look well, fucking stupid. Vin Diesel (enough to keep me from watching anyway) driving around in fast cars for endless sequels. I'm afraid that I just don't hate my eyes enough to sit through these.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I look forward to the transition from "mission/heist" to "hostel".

    by Dr Gregory House

    And from "hostel" to "space".

  • Yet they keep cranking them out. I don't get it.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Has this been done before? A franchise changing genres?

    by D.Vader

    Can anyone remember a similar event happening? It reminds me of a mistake I made as a kid: The local newspaper each spring would list the movies coming out each summer. One year, I saw there was a movie coming out called "So I Married an Axe Murderer" with "Mike Myers". In my mind, I thought the Halloween franchise had gone from horror to black comedy. I was disappointed when I finally saw the movie.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

  • April 26, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    vader, why is bsb saying you got banned?


  • April 26, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    royston lodge

    by thommcg

    That was magnificent indeed. I particularly enjoyed the script.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    can't have an action movie without

    by durhay

    whats-his-name the Asian guy.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    What amazes me, is that this hasn't gone the direct-to-DVD route,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    as so many franchises before.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Vin Diesel dating ScriptGirl?


  • April 26, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    CHOPPAH, where is BSB saying that?

    by D.Vader

    And is it BringingSexyBack or BSB? Because I noticed there's a handle named BSB going around, and it made me wonder if BringingSexyBack got banned, but now AICN keeps the messages up so no one notices the banning.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    They should combine the Fast and Crow franchises


    Crow: He's Furiously Fast

  • April 26, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    What's changed again?

    by Fred

    All the movies were crime/heist movies, except Tokyo Drift... They just took place in the world of street racing.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Originally 9 films were planned.

    by DrPepperPHD

    The final 3 were said feature more "machiavellian" elements & be more character driven. This is all revisionist bullshit.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    The titles in the franchise are half the fun For example

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Fast Half dozen Fast and Furious: 7 days a week Fast and furious 8 but aint hungry The Fast and the furious: Upside down 6 American Fastery X chapter 11: furious Bankrupcy Really i could go on for days with this stuff

  • April 26, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by HornyForHarry


  • is this what came about of that script?

  • April 26, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Unable To Even Remotely Entertain 5: The Latest Effort!

    by UltraTron

  • April 26, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    "Morgan is also a great scripter of the crime-thriller genre, like Wanted"

    by Bass Ackwards

    Good set up and strong punchline, well done sir, well done.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    FAST 666

    by HornyForHarry

    DO IT! like a dead hotrodder from the 50's returns from the grave ro reclaim his trophy. It almost seems perfect.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Fast & Furious 6 Flags Adventure

    by HornyForHarry

  • April 26, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Fast titles

    by Bass Ackwards

    I still refuse to watch the fourth film as they dropped such a great opportunity, The Fast and the FOURious! C'mon!! Actually I haven't seen a single one of these films, but this newest one actually looks like a lot of fun and I may just make the effort give it a look.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    The Onion did a great interview with this guy this morning.....

    by Jarek

  • April 26, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by thommcg

    SAW 8 is to be a fish-out-of-water style comedy, Lionsgate believe it will be based on a more inclusive subject matter.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Fast 6: Vin Deisel Gotta Eat Fuel!


  • April 26, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Oh Choppah, that's just like BSB

    by D.Vader

    To be tossing out conspiracy theories left and right.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The Fast and the Furious = RIPOFF of Point Break.

    by Judge Briggs

    Take out the surfing and replace with car racing, then wah-lah! We have a script for the kids who love spending thousands of dollars on silly looking cars.

  • It's Ghost busters meets Mighty Wind.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Fast And Furious 6 Audience 0

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Yea, I know an old Jaws sequel title, but...

  • April 26, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    LOL... they've always been Heist/crime-thriller films

    by tailhook

    Are you fucking kidding me? Has Merrick even watched the franchise? Jesus fucking christ the writers here get dumber and dumber. Crime-thriller/Heist has always been the name of the game since Day 1, when they were hijacking trucks while they were moving. The hook was that they were doing it to fund the street racing and the street racing has never, ever been front and center in the overall story, its been the background... hijacking shit to fund it has. Now they're doing it to fund their life on the run, but they still drive fast cars earning the title. If they drop the fast cars, they'll simply have a crime-thriller/Heist movie with no hook... and good fucking luck selling that. What are they gonna do.. have Vin Diesel drive around in an Oldsmobile? Put Paul Walker in a Volkswagon bug? I think not. They heist shit while using fast cars to do it and have their 3 big action scenes using them. Thats the formula and I guarantee you it aint fucking changing. They'll pound that shit into dust first because its $$.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    Couldn't agree more! Too funny.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    It's a sound decision

    by kafka07

    I mean I love the previous films in the series but you can't have it be about racing all the time. They needed to come up with fresh reasons to have cool car chases basically and the heist idea works.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    "Today Now! Interviews The 5-Year-Old Screenwriter Of "Fast Five"

    by Andy Pandy

  • April 26, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    @ kafka07: better straighten up, Skippy

    by Jeffrey

    Don't let your Mom see this post or she'll know you're skipping school. You know, the 4th grade is a building block for your future education.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    As long as...

    by Nuts still has fast cars and hot women, I'll still watch it.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    But that's not the characters

    by ahdvd

    The characters, while criminals, have morals, they wouldn rob a bank unless there was something that they needed or the bank was run by some criminal organisation, plus it would have to involve osmething to do with cars otherwise it completely abandons what characters have been built up so far.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Who holds back the electric car?

    by Omis

    Who makes Paul Walker a star? WE DO! WE DO!

  • April 26, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Do these guys even watch these movies?

    by Spandau Belly

    Only the third one was really about street racing, the other four films have all been in the crime genre in which crimes are being solved and commited by street racers.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Heists are very inclusive!

    by BradZuhl

    Since so much of the audience has been involved in heists in their lifetimes. As opposed to the small number of audience members who have participated in street racing.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    But what about all shots of the slutty girls???

    by Johnno

    How can this franchise continue without the street racing lineups in which hot slutty girls are ramped out spread on cars, standing around looking sexy with implied lesbianism and promises of group sex after parties to the winners of the race thus completing the illusion of street racing greatness???!!! Which reminds me of a question that's been on my mind for a long time... Movies always show scenes in bad guy's palaces or in gathering spots where something's going down and there are always these pimped out girls walking around, not looking like they're there accompanying anybody. They just are! How does this work? Is there some kind of agency you call in and say, "Yeah I'm having a gathering of sorts I need a supply of around 20 sluts, send me the variety pack deal of ethnicities around this street to stand around by 1 am" And a truck rolls in with girls on board being supplied like furniture? Back on point, if you're just doing heists, then there are fewer opportunities around to parade out these womenz unless hey throw in a party scene in every movie, or they plan their heist meetings out at strip clubs or something... Anyway I guess all I really want to say is that this franchise is just stupid and they ought to spend more time and money doing crazy car stunts and Matrix freeway chases if they want to make me interested in waching it. I'd rather see Nick Cage in anther Gone in 60 Seconds sequel or another Transporter movie. They ought to make the movies specifically about car thieves stealing exotic cars in extraordinary ways.

  • April 26, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    So as Larry Wachowski

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • April 26, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    Serbian Six!

    by Jeffrey

    The producers won't even have to send Harry free Pwezents to get a positive review written! He'll be too busy watching it with his pants around his ankles to issue demands.

  • April 26, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    This will slowly morph into a Lupin III franchise...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    With the Rock playing the lovable, bumbling Zenigata...

  • April 26, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Fast and Furious Dancing 3D Imax

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    It would be off the hook.

  • April 26, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    The Fast the The Furious: IN SPACE!

    by Kyle

    When they gonna make this? They could have Vin Diesel play whoever the hell he plays in the F+F movies and have him play Riddick too. Best foinking movie idea ever Hollywood. Gimme some money. Brunch.

  • April 26, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Check out Chris Morgan discussing his process...

    by capt.haddock

    on Today Now!,20188/

  • April 26, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Heist Plot for Fast and Furious Six

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    They steal something from Harry's mind while he's asleep in an INCEPTION screening.

  • April 26, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    royston lodge, jarek, theendispie...

    by capt.haddock

    That interview makes a lot of sense, right?

  • April 26, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Take it to Broadway - "The Fastastsix"

    by Fred

  • I'd only seen the first and fourth ones previously. Didn't think much of the fourth one, and kinda begrudgingly went to see the new one cause my oldest kid wanted to watch it and I promised him I'd take him to see it as an Easter treat. I was actually surprised actually by how fucking good it was. Bringing Dwayne Johnson into these movies is a masterstroke, and I think it's the key to the movie's success. For the first time Vin Diesel has a believable adversary, and the volatile combination of adversity/respect the two characters have for each other adds a surprising layer of nuance that previous chapters have missed. The movie is fucking on FIRE when these two hard bastards are prowling around each other on screen. As well as that, the car related heists are inventive, exciting - and they completely piss on anything in a previous F&F movie. As well as that the gunfights, and all the mano-o-mano shit... it shouldn't work, but for some reason it does. This is the surprise hit of the summer, and it actually deserves all the good reviews it gets - cause it has a pretty winning formula. So if future movies are now going to continue in this vein, have more on-screen antagonism between Diesel and Johnson - then sirs, I shall be first in line for "The Fast And The Furious Six". I never thought I'd say all this about a F&F movie. But hey, when shit's good, shit's good.

  • April 26, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    so basically this franchise will never fucking die

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    I know this because I have a degree in talking shit.

  • April 26, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Chickenstu is correct

    by KiwiMetal

    Yep - best of the bunch by a long way. I saw it last Friday and again on Sunday. Riddick & Rock on screen together is electrifying. It's like a standoff waiting for one person to throw down then it's all on! The car stuff is excellent. Destruction galore. I do like the shift to a team/heist movie. It actually fits very well. Lots of appearances from previous characters. Some of which haven't appeared in the trailers. Filming in Rio also added to it. Note - Don't leave when the credits roll. There's another snippet with a massive twist that had the theatre going 'Gasp!'

  • April 26, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Adding to the positive comments

    by AotD

    I can't say that I've really enjoyed the franchise so far but I found myself with a couple of hours to kill and a Cineworld pass in my pocket so thought I'd give it a go. It genuinely is a really entertaining action flick and I had a great time watching it. It wasn't overly stupid like the previous flicks and as mentioned previously, the set pieces are really fucking good. But then, that's not what you folk want to hear is it?

  • Frankly the first one was a heist film too. Remember they robbed trucks on the highway. The second film was a drug cartel movie. The fourth one was a revenge flick with one race in it. This fifth films seems like it only is a heist film. Such a suit move here... We're going to take away anything that made this series unique and make even more generic and pointless. Why don't you fucks make a Takers 2 if you want heist movies so much.

  • April 26, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    C'mon man - can't you find something new to post? You already used that bit over at Badass Digest. Don't just recycle your uninspiring non-funny shit over here, too. At least TRY to be a little more creative. Good day.

  • April 26, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by Spudwick30

    THESE MOVIES SUCK ASS! I didn't know there where a lot of y'all who like shitty movies. Yeesh.

  • April 26, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Right on braindrain...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I tried to think of a way to explain Tokoyo Drift... And I couldn't really put it in a category it just exists.

  • April 26, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the prop kiwimetal

    by ChickenStu

    And believe me when when I tell you - no one is more surprised than I am about the good review I'm giving this movie. I'm actually a bit snobby when it comes to movies, and I admit it. I honestly only saw this cause I promised I'd take my son to it. Otherwise I really wouldn't have bothered. 15 minutes in, when I was like "Fuck me, this is actually GOOD" - I was wondering if cats and dogs had started living together. I was THAT shocked. To anyone who's umming and ahhing about this - ignore the haters. See this movie. It's fantastic.

  • Does Nick Fury show up to offer Vin Diesel a place on the Avengers team? Or maybe Vin's CGI stunt car turns into a giant CGI robot that turns to the camera and winks?

  • April 26, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

  • April 26, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    Um, F&F 4 and F&F 5 are set before Tokyo Drift...

  • April 26, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    braindrain, if it don't matter...

    by ChickenStu

    why did you mention it?

  • April 26, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    They should just turn this series into a Twisted Metal movie

    by Andrew Coleman

    Bring in Statham's character from the Death Race movie, who cares at this point. Two hours of people blowing the fuck up and crashing cars. Then the next one can be a heist movie directed by Bret Ratner where they don't drive cars.

  • April 26, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    i thought they meant it was going to turn into a horror movie...

    by MamboMan

    the ghost of the original Supra comes back to haunt the gang... killing them off one by one while a supernatural race in their dreams turns them into psychotic killers....

  • April 26, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Fast 5 kicks ass

    by Trasky

    Saw this on Good Friday, it does play down the street racing, and it is a heist movie, but that element not really developed. But this movie kicks ass Dwayne Johnson is inspired casting and a good addition. The stakes are bigger and the action scenes have to be seen to be believed and driving is very much part of this movie. So yeah big change of direction but still very much a Fast and Furious action movie. After this cant wait for 6

  • April 26, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Next "Fast" Movie will be a massive crossover

    by In Action Man Reborn Requiem

    It will be a 3D musical .The "Furious" Crew will drive the talking cars from Pixar's "Cars" and team up with the cast of "Jersey Shore" to rob a casino in Atlantic City. The scene where Snooki gets drunk and has sex with 'Mater is said to be hilarious. The head of the studio is quoted as saying "We want to completely lock-up the douche-bag demographic: pre-school douche-bags, tween douche-bags, teen douche-bags, gay douche-bags and of course the douche-bag douche-bags."

  • April 26, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by BSB

  • April 26, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Scratchmonkey wins the thread.

    by DiscoGodfather

    +10 Internets to you, sir.

  • April 26, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    fat_rancor_keeper had a good title: Never Fucking Die

    by kabong

    That's really a good title. <p> If a movie can be called "Young People Fucking," then "Never Fucking Die" would work. <p> Maybe for Die Hard XXX: Never Fucking Die.

  • April 26, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    If you haven't got me by now...

    by big_log're not going to reel me in on number 6.

  • April 26, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Bring in Johnny Utah

    by lowman

    Merge the 2 universes!

  • He and Paul Walker can be stuck in a retirement home, racing down the hallways in their wheelchairs. The Old and The Senile. Coming in 2035.

  • April 26, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck.

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • April 26, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    The Fast and the Furious Flesh Eaters

    by lv_426

    Street racers vs. zombies, in the Fast and Furious franchise.

  • April 26, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Fast Food and the Furious Fry Guys

    by lv_426

    After getting caught, spending time in prison, and being paroled, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's Fast and Furious characters take the only job they can get, working at a dilapidated fast food joint.

  • April 26, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Fast 7: Blimp Heaven

    by Reilly

  • April 26, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    To be honest...

    by Mr.Vengeance

    To be honest guys i have seen this film and i actually enjoyed it, tune in turn off and enjoy is my tip with this. Also dont get the hate with the franchise as these films are all about having fun, they wont win any oscars but they are not meant to. Its also pretty violent for a 12a and the Rock is always good value in an action role.

  • I mean, it was bloodless - but there were a HELL of a lot of gunfights in it, and the scene at the start where they're doing the heist on the train and the dude flies out and hits the bridge - you hear his bones crunch! I actually audibly gasped at that bit! It was quite full on... Also, I know that 12A rated movies are allowed one F-Bomb, but when Johnson drops it, he REALLY drops it.... "Number 2... stay the FUCK out of my way!" Dwayne Johnson was really cool in this film... he's a good addition to the franchise, and it's a good sign for future F&F movies... In fact, I think he goes a long way towards the surprising good quality of this film.

  • April 26, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    pretty cool to switch genres mid franchise

    by Billy_D_Williams

    not sure if this has been done before...Tarantino would be all over this piece of film news

  • I'm actually kinda excited about this iteration of the Fast saga...& I even liked the last one. Thrilled over the Rock getting back to his stuff on this one too.

  • April 26, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Stop it

    by pwrof3

    Please stop making these movies. The first three were only okay, the fourth "reunion" movie was terrible and the fifth looks downright boring. We don't care anymore.

  • April 26, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    needs a nerdy computer wiz then, who also digs cars and women

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    like seth green or someone

  • April 26, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by BSB

  • April 26, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST


    by BSB

  • April 26, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    Which would be fine by me, as that would mean a return of MiRo, albeit as a ghost.

  • April 26, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    The Fast and the Furyon


    Riddick prequel!

  • April 26, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Fast 666: Chevy Metal

    by Dr Gregory House

    You're welcome.

  • April 27, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST

    The Fast and Furious = Ripoff of the dump I took this morning

    by Epsilon

  • April 27, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    The $$$$ and the $$$$$

    by Mel

  • April 27, 2011, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Why is it "Changes genres", and why is it such a big deal ... ?!

    by jazzdownunder

    All the great film series ("franchise" is a misappropriated term in this field, imho) varied or played with their genre. The alternative is "formula" film making, and that is a recipe for audience boredom and box office failure. Fast+Furious has a foundation in fast cars and fast living, a foundation that can be built on in a hugely entertaining variety of ways, so why the hell not ?

  • April 27, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST

    lowest common denominator

    by satansteve

    This week, I will be seeing one movie, and have the choice of either Fast 5: Faster than the last Fast and Furiouser than a weasel in heat OR Thor...hmm I wonder which one is most deserving of my hard-earned cash. Fuck you Vin Diesel, I will never pay for one of your movies.

  • April 27, 2011, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Can't believe all the hate in here...

    by ChickenStu

    Especially as the new movie is actually surprisingly fucking good and well worth watching...

  • April 27, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST

    If they keep cranking these out...

    by darthsynn

    eventually we'll see the cast pulling off their heists in supercharged wheelchairs.

  • TRY and tell me you Whedon geeks wouldn't line up for that.

  • April 27, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST

    The Fast and the Thomas Crown Affair

    by nobodylistenstodestro

  • April 27, 2011, 8:12 a.m. CST

    The Italian and the Furious Job

    by nobodylistenstodestro

  • April 27, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    The Heat and The Resevoir Dogs: Tokyo Drift

    by nobodylistenstodestro

  • April 27, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    2 Asphalt 2 Jungle

    by nobodylistenstodestro

  • April 27, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Complain, Whine, Complain

    by liam

    Sheesh, there are so many complainers out there. I lost interest in these movies after the 2nd one, but now that they are changing it up to become a mission/heist franchise, I'm actually looking forward to seeing Fast Five now. If F5 is as good as I've been hearing, bring on Fast Six.

  • True. It's a really entertaining and fun film. If you people stop being haters and go for a fun ride with some likable characters from the previous films. Understand it's not meant to be taken 100% seriously and it never takes itself seriously. Just go in for some good old entertainment, you'll have a really fun time with it. They have my money for Fast Six. FYI i'm in Australia so have seen it.

  • April 27, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    "The Fast and the Flatulent" Starring Jack Black

    by v3d

  • April 27, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Changes genres, or returning to it's roots?

    by jazzdownunder

    If I recall, F+F had an undercover cop and was quite firmly a crime/action adventure, that just happened to be set in the world of street racing. I for one had zero interest in 2F2F or FFTD precisely because they seemed to be all about the pimped cars with little else to justify their screen time. F4 piqued my interest by going back to the original cast lineup, but I missed it and haven't yet caught it on disc/download. The trailer for F5 has me even more determined NOT to miss it this time around. Just saying.

  • What fucking pudrid fucking piece of shit movies they have been. Fuck those who think this movies have had any entertaiment worth, what losers, grow some taste and watch some proper fun movies. And no, not even Jordana Brewster can help this fucking movies. If i want to see her in her sexy glory, i'd rather see her in DEBS, at least in that movie she has lesbian sex with a hot blonde. The FAST movies are all just a bunch of limp wristed faggotry disguised as car movies, TOP GUN style.

  • April 27, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • April 27, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Agree to cross franchise Johnny Utah...

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Also agree to let Whedon write and direct so we can start killing off some of these characters.

  • April 28, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    asimovlives: Chapter 6798

    by Sonny_Williams

    Of course it's the same as the other 6797 chapters of asimovlives, in which we are all profanely denounced as lacking any taste whatsoever because we dare like a movie that injected some sand into his vagina. It's really pathetic that he gets his tits in such an uproar because he just can't get it that different people like different stuff, and he seems to truly believe that his opinion and his opinion alone is the only valid one on this planet. We really really need to get him laid before he has a major coronary.