I can’t tell you how long I waited for a true sequel to The Fast and the Furious, something better than those feeble attempts at continuing the story with only a few various members of the original cast. And while the return of the whole crew in Fast & Furious met my every expectation, I’ve gotta say I am not so thrilled by the news that they’re probably coming back for a fifth spin around the track.
For one thing, F&F has now fulfilled fans’ wishes to see an original-cast reunion; the novelty of the idea is gone. For another: Too much of a good thing is always a risk, as the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, among others, have shown (I still refuse to recognize the fourth Indy movie). Then I wonder how they’d ever pull off bringing back the original cast yet again, considering that…well, I don’t want to spoil the current movie for those who haven’t seen it. Oh, and haven’t they run out of titles, too? What would they even call a fifth film? Much More Faster and Extremely Furious? What do you think?
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