F8, a.k.a. Fast & Furiosa. Too ludicrous for my liking. I'm hoping for a back-to-basics approach in any forthcoming outings. #filmlipo
Furious 7: Now it's basically a straight-up Bond flick (good action, too many gizmos), with Jason Statham as charismatic villain. Plus a touching "so long" to main actor Paul, who got in an actual IRL car crash. RIP. #filmlipo
Fast & Furious 6: kind of a disappointing follow-up to Fast 5's highs. Trying way too hard to outdo 5, it just turns out gratuitous (but in a bad way). Absurd macguffins stand in for natural motivation. #filmlipo
Fast 5: all you could possibly want from a Fast & Furious flick. A train job, a bank job (almost), crazy stunts, all our pals from prior films, and introducing D. "Rock" Johnson as Lucius Hobbs. #filmlipo
Fast & Furious (2009), a.k.a 4 Fast 4 Furious: Finally, back to Dom and pals. Solid drama, but surprisingly unconvincing car stunts with too much VFX and shakycam. #filmlipo
Robyn: Look on my works, o mighty, and rock on! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfK88LsB0fg
I also caught up this month on various MCU films that I didn't watch in first-run:
- Thor: Ragnarok. Fun, funny, colorful. Would watch again.
- Galaxy Guardians vol. 2. Also funny, but occasionally trying too hard.
- Infinity War. Satisfying but frankly kind of a slog.