Written by Rachel Orman
Everyone is talking about it! Fast and Furious 8, aka The Fate of The Furious, has had people rushing to the box office. The movie is currently ‘rocking’ a 4-star rating at the Odeon. Perhaps not the 5-star they hoped for, but reviews suggest that it is a particularly great viewing experience for long-time fans of the franchise.
So, without further ado, I think it’s time we that we look at what goes on behind the scenes of the film series famous for its top end actors and undisputedly great action scenes. It’s trivia time!
Let’s start way back in April 2016. The cast sure knows how to start production off with a bang. Fast and Furious filmed in Iceland the country’s largest reported explosion!
Talking of filming locations. This was the first time the franchise had visited New visited New York. However, none of the main actors went to New York for the filming of these scenes – Can anyone really imagine Vin Diesel or The Rock with an ‘I heart NYC’ t-shirt on?
The producers also sought permission from the Philippine authorities to close a large stretch of their highway for action sequences. This request was denied due to the major impacts the closure would have on the Metro Manila thoroughfares. Hey, at least they didn’t just let filming go ahead while the route was open instead. I’d be a bit unnerved seeing Vin Diesel speed past me on one side, then spotting an explosion behind me in my mirror a few seconds later.
Jumping right back to 2015, during the London premiere of Furious 7, Helen Mirren reportedly stated that the liked the movie so much that she would love a role is a sequel was ever made. Vin Diesel took a note of this and penciled her in for a role – cue Furious 8! Working with Mirren also meant that this was the third time Vin Diesel had acted with an actress that had been knighted as a Dame. While we’re on the subject of famous actors, Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott, also appears in Furious 8 in a unnamed role.
We’re on film number 8, will there be a 9th? People have been querying this. Despite the plot being set up for a sequel, unlike the previous films in the series, there are not any teaser scenes after the end credits. Hmm. What do you think? Will there be another movie in the Fast and Furious series? Let us know below.
Written by Rachel Orman
I am going to close with, we can't always see the good because of the bad. We can't see that we have a great opportunity because all that we see is the people that don't believe in us. We can't see that we are achieving something great because we are reminded that if we slip and fall then there is along way down. The laughter of the people that laughs to spite us, rings out like a morning alarm clock.
They did not hold back there opinion of them saying, thinking, and believing that you will NOT make it and that you will not be anything and that you will fail because you are a failure. Well, I say failure is painful but it is not the end, I remember trying to learn how to ride a bicycle. I fell down many times, many people said that I was just too dumb to learn how to ride a bike. I got many bumps and bruises. But none of that hurt me as much as my best friend at the time who told me sincerity to just give up. I almost did give up, I came so close to giving up.
That last fall (failure) did me in mentally and it hurt so much because I fell on asphalt (where my mom told me not to ride). So, you can imagine how much pain that I was in. Now, add in the laughter, and the openly expressed opinion about that and all of the other failures of me. I had no reason to get back on that bike. I had no reason to try again to ride that bike. Until I started to remember why I started in the first place, I wanted to do it so that I could ride with my brothers, so that I could teach my sister how to ride, so, that I could ride my bike of to my girlfriend's house and hopefully impress her BUT if I gave up then none of that would even be possible if I gave up. I learned how to pedal and eventually I learn to ride a bike. I thank God to this day because I did not give up.
Isaac (Fire Hawk) Middleton
Don't ever give up... Psalm 121
Never Give Up!