The Fast and Furious franchise isn’t going anywhere. As Furious 7 continues its box office climb over $1 billion, the eighth film will hit theaters in 2017 and Universal Studios will soon open a ride based on the film.
That ride is called Fast and Furious: Supercharged and it opens June 25 at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s an immersive experience that’s been integrated to the already famous and popular Universal Studio Tour Tram ride. Stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans are all part of the ride. Below, you can see a brand new making of video for the ride, including those actors. Read More »
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Universal Studios Hollywood has released the first video of the upcoming Fast and the Furious Supercharged ride. In February Universal aired the first Fast & Furious Supercharged commercial during the Super Bowl, but this is the first time we actually get to see some of the ride being filmed with Fast and the Furious franchise stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Luke Evans. Watch the Fast & Furious Supercharged ride first look video embedded after the jump.
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I’d imagine you know everything you need to know about Furious 7 before hitting the theater in April. It’s the late Paul Walker’s last film, and it reunites much of the rest of the cast of the last few films and also brings in some new blood for a story about family (of course) and vengeance. Tonight a Furious 7 extended look went online, giving us a big excerpt of a scene that shows just how big and crazy this movie wants to go. Check it out below.
There’s also a new poster, and it’s a pretty great one-sheet — trouble is, we’ve only got a medium-sized version of it right now. Read More »
If the Super Bowl spot wasn’t enough for you, here’s a new Furious 7 trailer. This trailer, which runs nearly three minutes, has just about everything. First up, the late Paul Walker is front and center, which begs the question of how long-time fans will be able to watch this sequel and not break down at least a little bit.
Beyond Waker, there are a couple of huge action setpieces teased within. There’s the family angle, with Vin Diesel‘s Dom as the unlikely patriarch. There’s a whole cluster of plot threads, most prominent of which is the revenge angle featuring Jason Statham as the brother of Fast & Furious 6‘s Luke Evans character — and Kurt Russell is around to tell everyone just how screwed they are to have a pissed-off Statham on their tail. Check out the trailer below.
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You expect to see Super Bowl commercials for big movies, but how often do you get them for theme park rides? Well not every theme park ride is centered on a major franchise like Fast and Furious: Supercharged is. The brand new, action-packed thrill ride comes to Universal Studios Hollywood later this summer. It features cameos by Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans. Check out the Fast and Furious Supercharged Super Bowl commercial below. Read More »
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Some actors play coy or stay vague about the roles they hope to win, but not Tyrese Gibson. The Furious 7 star really, really wants to play Green Lantern in Warner Bros.’ DC franchise, and he’s very eager to let the world know it.
Gibson has started posting pictures of himself as the superhero, including several pieces of fan art. Check out the Tyrese Gibson Green Lantern campaign after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whether you want to read Keanu Reeves‘ regrets about the (non-existent) Constantine sequel, Robert Englund‘s hopes for a (theoretical) Elm Street prequel, or Alfonso Cuaron‘s thoughts on the Harry Potter spinoff, there’s a little something for everyone here. Also after the jump:
- Gareth Evans breaks down the trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal
- Michael Bay hints at a big theme from Transformers 4
- Steven Spielberg gets a bit political while in Hawaii for Jurassic World
- See more pics of Vin Diesel on the set of Fast & Furious 7
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Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
If the idea of a Taxi Driver 2 sounds stupid to you, know that Paul Schrader agrees. As a matter of fact, he thinks the concept pitched to him by Robert De Niro in the ’90s was “the dumbest idea that I’ve ever heard.” Also after the jump:
- Keanu Reeves offers a small Bill & Ted 3 update
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Cast your mind back to the release of 2 Fast 2 Furious, a film that was derided from nearly all corners, and then look at this week’s release of Fast & Furious 6. It took a decade, but Universal’s car-racing franchise has evolved into “event” status. Whether you like the films or not, there’s no arguing that under the stewardship of Justin Lin, who took over as director with the third movie, this series of films has exploded as a fan favorite. Lin knows how to manage action, and he’s had a long-term plan to consistently up the ante on that front.
Much more importantly, Lin realized that consistent characters are what bring people back to the films. He talked Vin Diesel back into the fold and then developed a suite of characters to fill out four individual films that ultimately work as one interlocked narrative. It’s an action-movie soap opera, sure, but one featuring precisely the sort of reliance on character that very few other action series get right.
The sixth film pushes outward in every direction: there are more characters and amped-up drama, and the action setpieces are more improbable and ridiculous than ever. Fast & Furious 6 won’t ever be held up as a major moral statement, but there’s a lot to be said for the series’ general tendency to trumpet values in friendship and family. There’s a sense of values here that could also be present in, say, the Die Hard movies, if the last couple McClane sequels weren’t such botch jobs.
With Fast & Furious 6 in theaters now, we’re curious to know how you feel about the film. Does the action work, and do the interlinked stories and characters provide enough meat to flesh out all the time between setpieces? Let us know in the comments below, where spoilers are allowed and encouraged. Read More »