When he isn't writing for the prestigious site you currently find yourself reading, Andrew is busy either writing for EatSleepLiveFilm or posting pictures of dogs in hats on Facebook. He fell in love with movies after a double-bill of The Empire Strikes Back & Return of The Jedi at the tender age of four. His favourite film is Goodfellas, his favourite director is Martin Scorsese, his favourite actor is Paul Newman. Caught you off guard there, eh? You were expecting Robert De Niro or something.
The gang's all here again, with the triumphant return (read: cap in hand and suitably ashamed) of original franchise stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and they are bringing back a few other familiar faces. Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and even Sung Kang from Tokyo Drift make appearances. Justin Lin, director of the superior third installment, also returns to helm the picture.
Pacific Rim unleashes its final trailer and delivers an even clearer look at the Jaeger-on-Kaiju action that will make young kids wet their pants with excitement, and some not-so-young geeks do the same.
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift is unique in the series, in that it involves no original cast members, or any undercover operations with the police. It still involves street racing and organized crime but, at this stage in the franchise, its placement is an anomaly. In fact, save for the coda sequence with the Vin Diesel cameo, you could chop the "Fast And The Furious" prefix and just have a badass little movie called Tokyo Drift. It stands alone far better than any of the previous movies.
The extended Agents of SHIELD trailer is here and it's even better than that miniscule teaser.
Vin Diesel parted ways with the Fast & Furious franchise in 2002, when he hitched his wagon to xXx as his , which he would go on to abandon, successfully dodging yet another sequel until he went on to make The Chronicles of Riddick in 2004. Never let it be said that Vin Diesel knows what is best for Vin Diesel.
Paul Walker, however, knows full well what is best for Paul Walker and that opportunities for reliable work will not come freely to a man of his modest abilities, so he returned to the Fast & Furious franchise without hesitation. He is, in essence, a less ambitious Keanu Reeves and that is just fine with me.