I realize that the punchline of today’s comic is kind of specific. So if you don’t know what I’m referencing, let me introduce to Rage Guy.
What is learned cannot be unlearned.
When Fast and Furious came out in 2009, I thought it was pretty lazy marketing to simply strip the word “The” from the original title and try to convince audiences, “Hey! Brand new movie!” I didn’t really think they could get less imaginative than that.
Boy, was I wrong.
Fast Five? Seriously?
I guess at this point they’re not even attempting to attract anyone that isn’t already familiar with the franchise. Fair enough. If you weren’t already a fan of the first four movies, there’s nothing about the new one that would probably attract you to it.
I’m just trying to establish context. Free from any other references, if I saw a movie called Fast Five on the marquee, I’m not sure I would be able to reconcile what that title has to do with anything from the movie I paid good money to see.
I feel it’s not beyond reason to presume that they could end up calling the next movie “Fix” or – perhaps more likely – something equally stupid like “F-Six” or “FF6.”
I probably shouldn’t be so hard on these films. As a fan of action movies from the 80’s, the Fast and Furious films are really about as close as we get to that these days.
Keep making cars explode randomly, Vin Diesel! And Godspeed!
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This one they're calling Fast Five.
At this rate, the next one will be called "Fix" and the one after that will be called....