GTFOH With This ‘Fast and Furious’ in Space Nonsense
Okay, so I’m a few weeks behind in getting to this one, but it’s just one of those stories that you can’t let go. It’s so bizarre that it just sticks in your crawl until you can process it all. I have to get my thoughts and emotions out on this one, because shit is complicated, folks. Entertainment Weekly made waves in the film world, and completely blew my mind in the process, when this conversation with Chris Morgan about the Fast & Furious in space dropped. <mind blow gif>
While insisting he would never do something that takes the audience out of the action, Chris Morgan, the writer behind Hobbs & Shaw and five other Fast films, won’t close the door on launching the Fast family off of Earth.
“I would never shoot down space,” Morgan tells EW. “Never, never. I would literally never shoot down anything, as long as it hits the parameters: ‘Is it badass? is it awesome? Will the audience love it? And will it not break faith with the audience as they’re watching it?’ I’m down for whatever.”
Well, now you HAVE to, Chris. Look what you’ve done here.
To quote our guy John Mosley, “if they don’t do this now, they’re all cowards.” Everyone associated with this franchise is going to become a coward in my book if this isn’t done now. You’ve put the idea in our heads – obviously, we love the mindless fun action blockbusters or else we (the collective people) wouldn’t keep flocking to theaters to watch these movies. We’ve all wondered at some point when this franchise is going to run its course. We’ve all wondered how the next Fast movie could up the action ante from the last.
Well now you’ve given us the answer – it’s space. So, you can’t take that away from us now. Otherwise, you’re just a liar and can get the fuck out of here with this nonsense.
Does it make sense for this franchise to go to space? No. Not at all. I know the Fast movies aren’t really racing movies anymore, and haven’t been since 2011. But, how hilarious is the idea of an illegal street racing ring on the moon? What about the visual of The Rock holding on to a vehicle, clinging to the chain of a tow truck, but instead of a helicopter, it’s a rocket ship? Vin Diesel has to gain vengeance upon his brother, but in a shocking turn of events, his brother lives on the moon, and that’s where he has to go to conclude this sage. Wait, am I thinking of The Chronicles of Riddick?
I don’t know – this whole thing sounds incredibly absurd, but none of us can act like we wouldn’t go pay money for this madness. Chris Morgan knows that – as long as it’s ‘badass’ then shit, nothing else matters. Even though YOU are the writer and are supposed to put the story together, it kind of amuses me that he’s just like, “whatever works, man – let’s do it.”
LISTEN to our resident film critic, Brandon Vick, and myself break down the Fast & Furious franchise on the latest episode of The Vick’s Flicks Podcast:Listen to “Ep. 55: The Fast and the Furious Franchise” on Spreaker.
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