Candice: Slightly delayed post this week due to a trip to Leeds and a vomiting baby (lovely way to greet me on my return 🙂 )
Last week I went to see ‘Fast and Furious 7’. I’ve been a fan of the films since the first, though they went a bit off piste in the middle when they didn’t have Vin Diesel or Paul Walker in them.
I really enjoyed 6 – thought they’d finally hit on the reason for the films by taking the mickey out of themselves. This film had a mixture of that with the usual fights, car chases and preposterous situations that everyone lives from but was probably not quite so tongue in cheek. I suspect that might have been related to what happened during the filming, the tragic death of Paul Walker in a car accident.
I also finished ‘The Forgotten’ by David Baldacci, another action block buster around a Army Special Agent John Puller who investigates the death of his aunt in the Florida town, Paradise. Being a Baldacci its all guns, blood and sharp fighting from beginning to end.
The two of them make an interesting insight into what makes us tick when it comes to entertainment. Particularly men like big bangs and crashes, plus some T&A, to keep them interested. I like the former (but not the later) as long as there is some semblance of story in there. To be honest there wasn’t much of a story line in F&F 7, and it really did get quite implausible at the end – the Rock walking out of an ambulance he’d crashed over a bridge when five minutes ago he’d just cut a cast off his arm. But because we know the characters and you expect them to be a certain way it was nice, comfortable fun.
The Baldacci was much better than the last but still had one too many fights that he escaped from unscathed fit it to be truly believable. I’m off for a long weekend now and I’m looking for some TV trash to watch over the weekend as we have DVD player but no satellite. I suspect I’ll be erring towards the crash bang wallop world to be entertained.