If you miss the buddy movies of the 80's and 90's, wait no more. The trope is back and it's winning again.
Even if I never watch it again, this wasn't a waste of my time. It's not enough to make me see the next one in theaters, but it's definitely not the overwrought mess we saw the first time.
Don't think. It will all be better that way.
Furious 7 - 2015 Director James Wan Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham Screenplay Chris Morgan If one could sum up the entire Furious franchise in 3 phrases, it would be: I don't have friends. I got family. I live life a quarter-mile at a time. One last ride. At this point, … Continue reading Furious 7 (***1/2): Meatball Hallmark Card
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - 2012 Director Brad Peyton Starring Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman Screenplay by Brian and Mark Gunn Luis Guzman has been in a bunch of good films, and he has done well in them. Films like The Limey, Carlito's Way, Boogie Nights, Traffic and Dreamer. He's … Continue reading Journey 2: The Mysterious Island; There will be a third.
Fast Five - 2011 Directed by Justin Lin Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Joaquim de Almeida, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang Written by Chris Morgan This series is never going to end. At a point where most franchises have long run out of steam, this one made … Continue reading Fast Five. Duh.
Faster - 2010 Directed by George Tillman, Jr. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thorton, Carla Gugino, Tom Berenger, Moon Bloodgood, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Maggie Grace, Mike Epps Written by Joe and Tony Gayton There is a prologue to the movie Faster in which Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is getting out of prison. He looks real hard … Continue reading Faster: In which The Rock is really pissed at a minimal rate of speed.