Day 113: Fast Five

I can’t believe I am actually saying this, but I really enjoyed Fast Five. In fact, I would probably say that it was the most fun I have had watching a movie in a long time. Have I lost all credibility? Perhaps I should preface this declaration by admitting that I saw this film in a Berlin cineplex. It was dubbed in German. I don’t speak German with the exception of being able to read a menu well enough to not order any strange dishes made out of intestines or brains (hey, I have my priorities). Also, my husband and I were the only two people in the movie theater and I may or may not have had a beer buzz going into it (in my defense, beer is literally cheaper than water there and I was thirsty!). I don’t know. It may have been a combination of any of these factors that led to my enjoyment of the latest Vin Diesel film, or it may have just been a darn fun movie. Either way, I am going into this review with fond memories fluttering around my head.


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Day 41: The Fast and the Furious (2001) (a.k.a. The Betsy Ross Story)

I am apparently one of the few people in America under the age of 35 who had not yet seen The Fast and the Furious. This void in my movie repertoire left me sitting alone at parties, unable to converse about Rob Cohen’s portrayal of street racing. People shunned me in the streets. Life was rough. I took the time, however, to rectify the situation when I watched the film through Netflix. Thanks, Netflix, you saved me from yet another potentially awkward social situation.


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