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    The Rise of the Fast and the Furious

    Analyse the impact of the Fast and the Furious film franchise on cinema-going audiences and film buffs worldwide. The continued success of each film at the box office and their potential to rake in millions worldwide as well as the non-stop sequels being released every other year.

    • Fast and Furious has been criticized but box office returns have demonstrated over and over again that the actors have tremendous appeal. I hope whoever writes on this topic notes the increasing interest of female audiences and their loyalty for this actions franchise. – Munjeera 7 years ago
    • Preferably be a little less vague than "analyze the impact," but interesting topic. – m-cubed 7 years ago
    • It is interesting that it didn't seem to get its blockbuster status until somewhere around the fourth or fifth film. Not bad movies, but I gave up after The Rock broke his arm cast with his muscles in F7. I enjoy mindless action films as much as the next person, but even I have my limits. – AGMacdonald 7 years ago
    • F1 was something new. F2 and F3 were sub-par flicks. It was not until F4 that the makers pulled their socks up. F5 was exceptional. F6 was slightly repetitive. In F7, all was forgiven for Paul Walker. F8 was genuine crap. If they keep making more in the series with one-line plots and repetitive emotions, I doubt that the franchise will ever be able to emulate the success which propelled it to it's current location. It is better to stop making more nonsense and instead, bow out on a high. – Vishnu Unnithan 7 years ago
    • Even maybe looking at how well-known they are. Youth understand memes relating to the franchise despite how long ago it started (2001), popular artists often feature in the sounds track (e.g. Post Malone), the famous actors/actresses associated with the films (e.g. Vin Diesel). I think it would also be interesting to see how they're continuing to turn a profit, especially since they've been criticised for tired plots, their series is more lengthy than most, they've lost and added several characters and Fast 7 had a production budget of $190 million. Maybe something to do with who's producing each film? Or fan loyalty? – Gemma Ferguson 6 years ago
    • This is a fantastic topic. The FF films went from "eh" to "too good" (with Wan's film). I would love to read about this. – iamthatroby 6 years ago
    • An interesting topic. Although I have only seen segments of different movies in this series, reading about its success make one wonder how that has happened. A very successful series of movies that does not yet seem to have reached its limit. – Joseph Cernik 6 years ago
    • Vin Diesel took over in FF4 or around there I believe. – Munjeera 6 years ago

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    CGI is good when done well and serving the narrative, good and strong characters, character development and interactions as well as main storyline are generally more important in my opinion. CGI, however, is something that I do definitely enjoy in movies, cases being Star Wars and the Marvel movies, where it’s necessary to bring the action to life in ways practical effects may not have been capable of doing.

    Does CGI Benefit Special Effects or Detract From Them?

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    Harry Potter: The Remarkably Unremarkable Main Character

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