Is it just me? Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact that Fast and Furious 7 is coming out soon, with Paul Walker, and not Paul Walker, in a starring role. I mean, Paul Walker died in a Fast and Furious Fiery Crash, on a break from filming this movie.
Should it go on? Should it have been halted? Should we be promoting films that glamorize speed?
Everything looks so easy in a movie. But these dangerous moves are carefully planned out and take days to film. They have stuntmen. But they are the kind of movies where everybody leaves the theatre and may drive a bit faster on the way home. You know. Revved up by the movie. Still under its thrall. It’s like when you drive a long way on an expressway, and when you finally get off the exit, driving normally seems so slow.
But things don’t go that way in real life. In real life when you drive a Porsche at almost 100 mph in a 45 mph zone on a city street in California and hit a concrete lamppost, you are going to die. I have seen a video that 2 guys sitting in a car across the street took, and it is NOT a good way to die. Fast maybe. But not a chance of survival. The car burst into flames almost immediately. The eerie thing is, it almost looks like Paul Walker stands up and tries to escape the flames. I’m sure he didn’t, but many people saw the same thing. Awful, just awful.
I think he was a very talented man, who died tragically way too young. I don’t think I will watch Fast and Furious 7. I’m sure many people will though, just to see his last movie. But is it glamourizing a very dangerous, if not deadly, way of life? What do you think?
Live by sword, die by the sword?