Furious 7

April 12, 2015

[Drift #59]

We round out the series as it stands right now. The events of the film itself as the action thrill-ride it was originally intended take a back seat to what it ultimately became, with this poignant farewell to Paul Walker.

Neil Taylor returns for what may have been the most challenging film to express our feelings about in words.

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Fast & Furious 6

March 29, 2015

[Drift #58]

We reach the point when everything really slots into place and the F&F series reaches its potential at long last. This is one of the most astonishing, enjoyable movies about cars and family that you will ever see.   

Neil Taylor of GameBurst is back on the team again. We'll roll on over again in a couple of weeks to cover the seventh movie and close this out for now, but this has been one revelatory road trip for us all.

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Fast Five

March 22, 2015

[Drift #57]

We're back as the F&F series cranks into gear and becomes what it was meant to; a series of heist movies with a colourful, lovable cast of recurring characters and amazing stunts.

This was a case of all the pieces finally slotting into place. Enter The Rock as a powerhouse of a lawman named Hobbs, finally giving the films an antagonist worthy of Toretto. Re-enter Roman, Tej, Han, Gisele, Leo, Santos (played by Don Omar, who sang on several pieces of music accompanying the series, as did Ludacris).

Neil Taylor of GameBurst is back to ride with us again. You also get to hear me go into further detail as to why Power/Rangers was so offensive to my sensibilities. The podcast culminates in a lengthy essay read by Sharon, analyzing the male protagonists: 'The Fast and the Fatherless' written by Pastabagel on the Partial objects blog.

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Tokyo Drift / Fast & Furious

March 15, 2015

[Drift #56]

Continuing our road trip through the F&F series, we get to the detour away from the main cast that was initially shunned by audiences but in retrospect is rather excellent as a stand-alone movie.

We move on to the return to the main cast that was initially embraced by audiences but in retrospect is dour and uneventful. Find out what drifting REALLY means.

Next week... Fast Five

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The Fast and the Furious / 2 Fast 2 Furious

March 8, 2015

[Drift #55]

We're joined by Neil Taylor of GameBurst to review two movies from one of his very favourite series. When we recorded this first show we hadn't yet seen 5 or 6 (Sharon hadn't seen 3 or 4 either) so it's something of a discovery process for us.

Coming up... 

* Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift / Fast & Furious
* Fast Five
* The Fast and the Furious 6
* Furious 7

Find out over the course of the next few episodes if we're just middling on the car porn, jiggling auto-floozies and machismo-masking-vulnerability or in fact if we end up flippin' LOVING The Fast and the Furious.

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