The first Fast and the Furious movie is one of the movies that I could watch over and over again. The movie always excites me. It’s maybe because seeing racing cars give me adrenalin. And cool cars + racing = huge amount of adrenalin.
I like the movie because of three things: good story, cool cars, and Paul Walker (#nohomo). It is one of my favorite action movie. It’s not a super cop action movie with untouchable super rich villain. Actually, there’s no real villain in the movie. Not the Asian character. It’s just a story of a cop with a mission that ends up choosing between his mission/the law and friendship. The obstacle they have to overcome is not bad characters but the situation they were in; such as will he put Dominic’s (Vin Diesel) group in jail? How will he tell the group that he’s a cop now that he consider them friends or family? How will he tell it to Dominic? How will he tell it to his girlfriend and still accept him? And what will he choose: his job or his friendship?
I’ve been a Paul Walker fan even before this movie came out. He did some cool movies in the 90s including The Skulls in which he co-starred with the Dawson’s Creek actor Joshua Jackson. He’s also included in the fantasy movie Pleasantville with Spiderman star Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. And one of my favorite teen movies is Varsity Blues, which he also co-starred with another Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek.
I also liked Paul Walker’s movie Eight Below which is about his dogs that he left in the ice and returned to rescue. I love dogs and this movie made my eyes teary.
On the last part of the Fast and the Furious where he was racing with Dominic (Vin Diesel) and racing pass the coming train, the scene became blurred as an effects, adding tense to the scene. We know who crashed in that scene but while watching it, I recalled what happened to Paul Walker and watching that blurred scene was like watching the last moment of Paul Walker; inside his car before he crashed.
When the news about his accident breakout, I was surprised. And I knew that another good, decent actor has gone.
I admired him more when I knew that he raised funds for the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. I also discovered that he runs programs that help and feed people around the world. So he’s not just like any other nonsense Hollywood star who loves nothing but money and themselves (cough, *kanye west*). This guy is as cool as his characters in his movies.
Another bit of information: do you know that there is a rumor about his death linking to Illuminati? Well, that’s another story.