Originally Posted by bargervais
Please tell me it isn't so. They could have stopped at one.
Oh it's so alright and you're right they could have stopped after the first. Though they wouldn't have made the billions they have now, would they? :P
The success of this film pretty much guarantees an 8th; Vin Diesel has already been quoted as saying, "7 was for Paul, 8 is from Paul" or something to that effect.
But yeah, personally I watched enough of this garbage now myself though. I only went to see 7 in theatres 'cause of the farewell Walker aspect. But it was unbelievably ridiculous. I remember back when the first one came out I thought it was "cool" and even had to go as far as to special order the DVD because I was living in a small town at the time and DVDs weren't even popular back then and TF&F wasn't even that popular a film. To think I "anxiously waited" to get that DVD hahaha. Though granted, at the time, the DTS track on it was
Anyway the only other films in the series I ever saw in theatre was the 4th and then this one. The series is terrible, let's face it. The first movie was somewhat novel though it was essentially like Point Break
on wheels, and today it's a cheese fest; the 2nd and 3rd--ugh. And then from the 5th onwards it just because ridiculousness all the way up to ridiculousness on steroids, which is what this movie is. I won't be going to see the inevitable 8th film, that's for sure.
Clearly though, enough people "like" it for it to have grossed what it did. My sister was a PW fan so I got her the 1-6 box set last Christmas. While I don't plan on buying this movie, I'd imagine she might get it, to add it to the "collection".
Anyway I'm guessing these discussions on AVS are more geared towards the A/V aspects of the release and not the more subjective quality of the film itself. So I'll just leave it at that.