I was shocked to come to the realization that the first Fast and the Furious movie came out when I was only 11 years old. I vividly recall that a friend of mine started quoting the film like it was scripture in the weeks that followed. “It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile,” he would say whilst aimlessly staring out the nearest window, presumably dreaming of a life that involved less social studies and more drifting. We stopped speaking shortly thereafter.
All I’m saying is, my former friend must have been onto something, because here we are some 12 years later discussing the upcoming release of the sixth film thus far in the franchise. And while the extended trailer for Fast and the Furious 6 is almost unidentifiable from the trailers for any of the other films, it does contain some footage of Gina Carano that was sadly cut from the trailer during its Super Bowl spot. Mainly, this kind of stuff (gif courtesy of Fightlinker):
Somebody just went from six to midnight.
By this point in their car stealing careers, you would think that the characters played by Paul Walker and Sir Vincent Diesel Esq. would be too well known in the underground street racing circuit to infiltrate the ring of any semi-informed criminal boss. But that kind of basic logic is simply not to be found in the world of Japanese schoolgirls, bridge explosions, and The Rock. It’s a simpler world, and arguably a better one. Perhaps my buddy had it right all along. *looks out window, shotguns Four Loco*