Hello Supercult West! This is Supercult South Bad Movie Professor Cameron Coker (BS in “Heist Films” with a minor in “Wet Rocks”) and I’m here to kick off tonight’s Fast and Furious Butt-numb-a-thon with a hype-tastic speech for Fast Five, aka, the one that sounds like a hand job euphemism.
There are basically two kinds of Fast and Furious films. The films before Fast 5 and the films in the series we actually like!
Fast 5 is all about firsts. It’s the first in the series to co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as “Bald Muscly Guy #2.” Hey, remember when this series was about street racing? Neither do we. That’s because Fast Five is the first of the series to ditch its awkward street racing roots and rebrand itself as a globe-trotting action heist film on wheels in an effort to bring in more of the Transformers and Ocean’s Eleven crowd. Maybe that’s why it’s the also first of the series to break $400 million at the box office worldwide.
Fast 5 is also the first film in the series to focus more heavily on practical effects and non-CGI sets and backgrounds. When you see a flatbed truck crash into the side of a moving train…that’s what you’re actually seeing. When you see cars pinballing off of a giant metal vault being dragged down a road…that’s what you’re actually seeing! When you look at the streets and rooftops of Rio De Janeiro…well, you’re actually seeing Puerto Rico due to tax incentive reasons, but you get the idea. Speaking of firsts, for those of you who nearly died during the first Fast & Furious Butt-Numb-a-Thon, it might also be the first time you enjoy one of these silly movies!
Get ready to Feel the speed, Feel the Rush, and turn on subtitles because you can’t understand what Vin Diesel is mumbling about!
Supercult West proudly presents, Fast Five!