Release Date May 24, 2013 Director Justin Lin Screenplay Chris Morgan Distributed By Universal Pictures Budget $160 million Action, Crime, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language 130 minutes Fast & Furious 6 Had you told me twelve years ago that “The Fast and the Furious” would be one of the highest grossing action … Read More Proof Review: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Release Date April 3, 2009 Director Justin Lin Screenplay Chris Morgan Distributed By Universal Pictures Budget $85 million Action, Crime, Thriller Rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references 107 minutes Fast & Furious What helps a franchise stay relevant after a trilogy is returning to form and bringing back all the original characters. “Fast … Read More One Minute Review: Fast & Furious (2009)
Release Date June 22, 2001 Director Rob Cohen Screenplay Gary Scott Thompson Erik Bergquist David Ayer Distributed By Universal Pictures Budget $38 million Action, Crime, Thriller Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language 106 minutes The Fast and the Furious Fast cars. Big muscles. Attractive ladies. What more could you ask for from a film titled “The Fast and the Furious”? Vin Diesel … Read More One Minute Review: The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Once the writing departments improve, science fiction, alien invasion flicks may be able to compete with films like “Independence Day”. But currently, the state of alien invasion films is bleak. Give me moments like Will Smith punching an alien in the face. Give me Jeff Goldblum quoting Elvis Pressley on an alien mother ship. Give me Bill Pullman delivering the best speech to come out of a film since the days of James Stewart and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. Without these key, impactful moments, audiences will be imagining the better alien invasion films and miss the ones right in front of them.
Machete will never be regarded for any sort of performance or logistical nominations, but if Hollywood is looking for ways to entertain audiences without stooping to the “3D propaganda”, Machete is a step in the right direction.