A Definitive Guide to the Fast and Furious Movies, Part 1

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As you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I’m a fan of the Fast and Furious movies.  So when my cousin Zack proposed a marathon, I accepted right away, especially since his only prior exposure to the series was having seen “about half” of Tokyo Drift.  I couldn’t wait to introduce him to the series, which would also allow me a chance to rethink my initial ranking.

The marathon took place over three nights, clocking in at nine hours and fifteen minutes.  Here are my rankings and reviews of the movies, along with Zack’s immediate reactions. Continue reading

Movie Review: San Andreas

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San Andreas enjoyed an excellent opening weekend, and it’s easy to see why.  The only wide-release movie it went up against was Aloha, a critical failure on its way to becoming a commercial one.  Plus, San Andreas is one of the summer’s first big-scale, big-budget movies, a straightforward disaster flick with a likeable cast and visual spectacle in spades.  The movie has no problem delivering on these fronts, but the story is shaky at best. Continue reading