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The Fast and the FuriousSomeone in Hollywood decided that the money is in the hands of 18-24 year old boys.
Maybe it's an attractive notion to the post-college executives. Certainly that age group buys oceans of Cola and junk food, and other recreational products.
It's also easy to set this group as a target market. Think testosterone, gasoline, speed, loud, fast, destructive, shallow, self-involved and self-indulgent and some chap mating rituals with worshipful bimbettes.
No characterisation demands, no complex plots, no deep philosophical concerns and bonding that is more fear- (action) than honour- (thought) based.
Movie Poster, The Fast and the Furious
|If you think about it, that's a really simple formula - something Hollywood loves -- and if you decide that 18-24 year-old women are so empty that they are fascinated by posturing males and a disposable "love", then you can claim to have the "youth market".|
And so to The Fast and the Furious. This film's cops are holed up in the stylish modern house that Eddie Fisher built for Liz Taylor.
the important cop orders a drone cope to make coffee: decaf iced cappucinos. Even the cops in Hollywood are precious. Too poofy to be heroes.
They are pitted against a team in fast black cars, hijacking increasingly agro truck drivers. You can guess what happens.
It's all wrapped up in a lot of loud music, loud special effects and flash cinematography.
Yes, I liked the look of the film, but it's all style and no substance. Rainy-day video viewing.
|by Ali Kayn|
Due for Australian release October, 2001
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