5 Questions: Fast & Furious 6
WrestleMania Week would not be WrestleMania Week if we didn’t take a look at the most successful wrestler turned action star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The Rock became an integral part of the Fast & Furious franchise starting with Fast 5 and continuing on with the subject of this edition of 5 Questions, Fast & Furious 6.
With Furious 7 right around the corner (also featuring The Rock), I now present to you 5 Questions about Fast & Furious 6…
1. Do criminals in real life get the kind of amnesty deals they do in movies and TV if they help the feds catch bigger criminals?
I know there’s the whole witness protection thing, but if I were to believe movies like Fast & Furious 6, there are criminals out there who authorities could easily arrest, convict and imprison but instead they work with them and offer them sweetheart deals to live a life of luxury after they help take down some drug lord or arms dealer or terror cell, etc.
My guess is this is only a movie thing, or if it is real it is one of the most well kept secrets around because if it got out I’m sure all the experts on society’s ills on Facebook would have something to say about it. #Outrage
2. During a conversation between Brian (Paul Walker) and Stasiak (Shea Whigham), Brian says the following “You know what they say, Stasiak, if you want the career-changing big fish, you gotta be willing to put on the big boy panties and sail out to the deep water.” My question is who is THEY?
Seriously, whoever THEY is why would they say anything involving “big boy panties”? I have heard people use the term “big boy pants”, but have any of you out there actually heard anyone say “big boy panties” unless they were quoting Fast & Furious 6? And why once you put on said “big boy panties” do you decide to go sailing? This whole quote confuses me and I’ve already spent too much time dissecting it.
3. What are the odds when bad guy Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) blows up an overpass bridge with a tank that the rubble that falls down to the road below would fall in “ramp formation”?
Talk about a lucky break for Brian. For most people, rubble = roadblock. But for most people rubble doesn’t neatly fall into ramp formation I suppose. A side bar question, was that tank the same tank from the Gary Busey film, Bulletproof?
4. And while we are talking about the epic tank scene, are we honestly supposed to believe the way Dom (Vin Diesel) saves Letty (Michelle Rodriguez)?
Now I’m the first to admit that 99% of what I watch on a weekly basis requires a certain “suspension of disbelief” level, but at this point in the film I was already having trouble with the “rubble ramp” but they really test me with two human beings basically defying physics and gravity and the human anatomy. Letty is propelled in one direction, Dom launches himself from one bridge over a chasm, tackles Letty mid air and they “safely” land on a windshield of a car that was on the other bridge without a single broken bone ore really even a scratch on them.
5. Is Spain the home of the world’s longest runway?
The explosive and action packed finale of Fast & Furious 6 features what has to be the world’s longest runway… they are chasing this cargo plane forever and a day, but it keeps going and going and going. After some Google research, I see I am not in the minority of people who questioned this. The longest runway in the world is actually in China at almost 3 1/2 miles. But people much smarter than me have calculated that the runway in Fast & Furious 6 had to be nearly 29 miles long for everything that happens in that action climax to occur. Thanks Vulture.com.