Phil’s Top 5… Fast & Furious Movies

Phil’s Top 5… Fast & Furious Movies

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Fast & Furious Films

Close but no cigar: 2 Fast, 2 Furious, Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift

 

5 – Fast & The Furious 7
The film had to deal with Walker’s untimely death and it does it well using bleeding edge effects work, stunt doubles and a tweaked story to give him a fitting send off.   Whilst it’s not the strongest outing the ending is pitch perfect.  Oh it also introduced Kurt Russell to the franchise.  Winning. 

 

4 – The Fast & The Furious
The original is still a good film, even if it bears no resemblance to what the franchise has become.  Made Vin a viable action star and a name out of Paul Walker.

 

3 – The Fate Of The Furious
Bringing Statham back to duel with the Rock, introducing a new villain and bringing in Helen Mirran – the franchise feels more comfortable now it doesn’t have to deal with the passing of it’s major star.  Eastwood makes a good addition also.  

 

2 – Fast & Furious 6
With The Rock on board along side the good guys (well the mostly good guys) the action ramps up, as does the thrills and excitement. It’s not Shakespeare but it’s top draw blockbuster.   

 

1 – Fast 5
The Rock joins the franchise, the team are back together and the franchise tilts from being about car racing to something more akin to the Expendables meets Oceans 11.  The vault sequence still rates as a franchise high.

 

 

Worst Film of 2016:  Point Break (2015)

Worst Film of 2016: Point Break (2015)

Best & Worst Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The original Point Break is a top 5 film for me. So this remake was always going to struggle. But after 5 mins I thought “Actually this isn’t bad” Its a shame then that the film didn’t end there because quickly this film descends into a hollow, pointless mess. It lacks the heart and charm of the original as the Utah falls from one plot contrivance to another without ever actually having to do any police work. It’s lazy, piss poorly directed and when it does “homage” the original it just plain gets it wrong as it never once give you a moment to care. And man the Cgi on the last wave sequences are just monumentally horrid.

All in all if you want to watch a good Fast & Furious type film watch Fast & Furious. If you want to watch a good point break watch the original. If you want to watch a terrible and dull action film pick one of the hundreds made like this. Just don’t pick this as, apart from maybe two nice stunt sequences, this film has NOTHING to offer ANYONE.

Oh and casting note: When trying to replace an action known for his monotone delivery at least TRY to find someone who has even seen the word charisma written down, let alone manages to display a bit ever now and then. Right I’m off to watch the actual Point Break and remember why I gave a fuck so much.

Best Bit: The stunts

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Point Break, Fast & Furious 5, XXX

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Point Break (2015) – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Point Break (2015) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The original Point Break is a top 5 film for me. So this remake was always going to struggle. But after 5 mins I thought “Actually this isn’t bad” Its a shame then that the film didn’t end there because quickly this film descends into a hollow, pointless mess. It lacks the heart and charm of the original as the Utah falls from one plot contrivance to another without ever actually having to do any police work. It’s lazy, piss poorly directed and when it does “homage” the original it just plain gets it wrong as it never once give you a moment to care. And man the Cgi on the last wave sequences are just monumentally horrid.

All in all if you want to watch a good Fast & Furious type film watch Fast & Furious. If you want to watch a good point break watch the original. If you want to watch a terrible and dull action film pick one of the hundreds made like this. Just don’t pick this as, apart from maybe two nice stunt sequences, this film has NOTHING to offer ANYONE.

Oh and casting note: When trying to replace an action known for his monotone delivery at least TRY to find someone who has even seen the word charisma written down, let alone manages to display a bit ever now and then. Right I’m off to watch the actual Point Break and remember why I gave a fuck so much.

Best Bit: The stunts

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Point Break, Fast & Furious 5, XXX

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden