We all had a feeling Fast Five was going to win the weekend, but no one expected it to absolutely demolish the box office. The fifth installment in the underground racing franchise opened to a whopping $83.6 million, setting an April record while automatically signaling a green light for more sequels. The biggest opening of the year could be a good sign for the upcoming Summer Movie Season, which officially begins this week with the release of Thor.
Vin Diesel and Justin Lin worked together to change the focus and direction of the"Fast and Furious" franchise and it worked! 'Fast 5" was a huge hit at the box office 168 million worldwide is proof the gamble paid off.Hats off to Vin Diesel for having the balls to seize control of the throttle and Justin Lin for shifting it back on track.The next "Chronicles of Riddick" film looks promising based on the fact Vin Diesel will have more control over story and character developement due to the success of "Fast 5".The same could be said for Justin Long with the net "Terminator" movie which he will helm.Debate all you want about "Fast 5" but it's hard to argue with success people!
Hard to argue with success? Depends on what kind of success you are going for. Financial? Then yes they succeeded. Produce intelligent entertainment? Not so much. That being said I am glad that Vin is enjoying so much control over his films. At least with these 2 franchises. Having that type of control for someone who has not been a box office draw for sometime and not really seen as being in the Oscar league (though I could care less about that)- kudos for him. I like Vin. He's a good actor and I like The Riddick films. Just not a fan of the Fast/Furious franchise.
Fast Five ended up being amazing and 10x better than any of the ones that have come out so far. I'm glad they made the best one for last, of course, anybody that has waited til the after credits knows about the hooked-ending scene which kinda leaves it open for another film which I HOPE TO GOD THEY WILL NOT DO. Let the best one be last and not ruin it with another one.
FYI, the comment I wrote above yours was actually supposed to be here.
"...this current generation is full of dumba**es...... This is current generation is what is suppose to produce the next genenrations filmmakers? Boy-are we in for a nightmare of ultimate proportions.".
Wow, grumpy much?
It's one of my pet peeves to hear people say that they're earlier generation is better than the current generation. I bet that you could go back 10,000 years and find people griping, "Oh I don't know what's wrong with this current generation".
How about this.? Give me some idea of what years your generation encompasses and then lets count how many crappy movies your generation produced.
I didn't stay til after the credits because I REALLY had to pee, but they dropped enough hints about a possible 6th throughout the film. I do agree it was awesome. If they make another I'll probably see it, but I doubt it could be better than this one. I really liked Tokyo Drift, but this one really beat it flat out. What will they call the next one, Furious Six? Plus, is anyone bothered by the fact that this one, and the last one were prequels to Tokyo Drift? A little silly, but whatev.
I am not grumpy number one. But the films listed in this article make me grumpy because they suck. Get the difference? Ok, let's move on. Next, of course each generation produces crappy movies. HELLO!! That's as clear as a summer day. But- Disney is pushing mega crapfests down our throats. High School Musical started the onslaught and now gives us "Disney's Prom". What a slap in the face to actual intelligence, talent and entertainment. And the Fast/Furious franchise is nothing more than brain dead testosterone driven rubbish. Car chases? Bimbos barely dressed? Nope never seen them before!!! Dribble. Absolute dribble. Audiences scream over and over for better entertainment. Well, stop buying tickets to rubbish and maybe HWD will listen.
The Fast Five franchise, Disney's Prom (and the Twilight franchise) are clear indicators as to why this current generation is full of dumba**es. Pure dumba**es. Vin Diesel is such a good actor outside of this pitiful franchise. Other than a paycheck I cannot understand why he came back. Certianly not for artistic integrity. And Disney's Prom?!! All of those kids need a good swift kick in the pants and a one way ticket back home because not one of them can act their way out of wet paper bag. Not one. This is current generation is what is suppose to produce the next genenrations filmmakers? Boy-are we in for a nightmare of ultimate proportions.
Wow and we are supposed to be dumb. Someone needs spellcheck.
Spellcheck? Really? A two letter word was inputted by mistake. Piss off you moron.
Actually you misspelled both "Certainly" and "generations." It seems to me that for someone who loves to criticize others, a whole generation in fact, you can't handle it when a little bit comes your way. Who are you to take a dig at what others find entertaining and judge us for it? You piss off you hypocritical moron.
All of these movies i would wait until it comes out on dvd.
I must say, I would typically say the same, but I went and saw Fast Five on Saturday. It was awesome. Action-packed 100% of the time. I had to pee for half the movie and couldn't get up because there wasn't any slow parts to the story. I would be willing to say this is one of the best of the series. It was definitely worth seeing at the theater. I am not big on going to the theater, primarily because of prices, but I am considering going again. That should say something.
What... the... hell?
Sorry, I meant that for the person below me LOL.
It does say something, Arlan. And positively so. I appreciate your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the film.
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