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Tomorrow Avengers: Age of Ultron premières marking the beginning of a very promising summer movie season.* But it’s not the movies I want to see that I want to write about today, instead it’s a movie series I doubt I’ll ever watch.
What is the deal with the Fast and the Furious?
In case you haven’t heard, the seventh Fast and Furious movie, which came out last month, has already made over $1 billion worldwide! It’s now the fifth largest grossing movie of all time! And it’s about a bunch of meatheads who drive cars fast!**
What is wrong with moviegoers? This movie has made more than Raiders of the Lost Ark, more than The Empire Strikes Back, more than The Singles Ward. Again it’s about a bunch of meatheads who drive cars fast!
The thing is, I now wonder if I should watch it. Is it worth my time? And do I have to watch the first six (!) movies in the series before I watch number seven? Surely, some of my readers have seen this movie. I’d love your feedback.
*Here’s the list of movies I’m excited to see this summer (in no particular order): Avengers, Jurassic World, Tommorowland, Inside Out, Ant-Man, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Fantastic Four.
**I imagine every line of dialog in the Fast and Furious movies ends in an explanation point!