I live my life 402.3 metres at a time…

Prepare to go sandwich crazy, people. The good folk at Universal have just announced shooting will begin this year on a fifth installment of the Fast & the Furious franchise, to be released in 2011.

Turns out ‘Fast and Furious’ was the studio’s highest grossing film of 2009, making over $350 at the box office worldwide.

Three Hundred. And Fifty. Million. Dollars.

That’s an awful lot of dudes who love cars / have dick size insecurities.

I have to confess a strange love for the first film, which straddles the ‘so good that it’s bad that it’s good that it’s bad’ line with mind-blowing dexterity. There are few films better to watch drunk than ‘Fast & the Furious’. It has it all… Vin Diesel, pretty girls, bright colors, nonsensical dialogue, racial stereotypes, a touching bromance, Vin Diesel…

I could do this allll day

I’ll also have to put my hand up as one of the guys who paid to see ‘Fast & Furious’ in a cinema last year (but I don’t love car– ohhhhhhhhhh). Partnered by my pal, the intrepid Chutson, we watched 90+ minutes of Vinnie scowling, modified NOS thingo’s and Paul Walker doing his best not to sound too much like Keanu Reeves.

So as someone who’s directly helped fund the next chapter of this crotch-warming drama, I urge you all to run, don’t walk, to your local multiplex to see F&F5 next year:

Tagline – ‘Learn how to live. Learn how to love. And learn how to drive… all over again‘.

Wow. I think there’s something in that for all of us. Don’t you?



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5 Responses to “I live my life 402.3 metres at a time…”

  1. Righteous Schimmelbusch Says:

    I believe Vin Diesel, while teaching English literature at the Beijing University, helped launch what became known as the “Diesel New Poetry” (DNP) movement, which eschewed traditional forms of structure, made a point of discarding all manner of protocols, and encouraged topics based on everyday life.

    For a number of years he enjoyed leading that movement, which radicalised polite society – supposedly all in the name of a greater good of advancing the English language – but afterward, renounced it as shallow and utopian.

    He is now unhesitant and blunt in his assessment of his comrades in the movement.

    He then turned to making quality cinema such as Fast & Furious instead.

    Since he is now highly regarded as a walking, talking symbol of creative piety – his days as a literary terrorist long past – it is important to keep his backstory in mind when considering the immense depth of his acting abilities, his brave and heartfelt sincerity, and his emotional machinations that fill the screen of any movie lucky enough to have him attached.

  2. buttonpushingmonkey Says:

    It’s that depth of intellect and character that made his understated performance in ‘The Pacifier’ so transcendent.

  3. Righteous Schimmelbusch Says:

    Transcendent or transparent?

  4. Righteous Schimmelbusch Says:

    Tran Tran restaurant Brunswick St. Beef & pork special very nice.

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