Last year’s Oscar Stand-off between The King’s Speech and The Social Network was acted as a practical coronation for David Fincher as a God to the film critics and fanboys of the world. After almost twenty years working as a director, he’s delivered gritty classics like Fight Club and Seven – films that have garnered the die-hard support of a Cult Classic, while accumulating mainstream acceptance that takes him from the Underground to almost being a household name.

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Fast Five

by mr sparkle on April 29, 2011 · 0 comments

in Film

Ten years ago now, an unassuming car genre movie became a surprise hit. But even then, when The Fast and the Furious made an unseen $144 million dollars, no one could have expected it to spawn a fourth sequel, with a fifth already being written before its predecessor hit theaters. But a lot has changed since then – what started as a film about underground racing has turned into an international action franchise that, in some countries, is outgrossing the traditional Summer-Opening Blockbuster.

But the Fast and, normally, Furious franchise doesn’t need to be as relatively subtle as its beginnings would suggest. Just the opposite, they define the summer movie of a bygone era, where you don’t have to play with genre or superpowers – all you need is beautiful people doing cool shit.

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