Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Movie: Fast and Furious 5 VS Initial D




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Fast and Furious 5, the 5th movie of the The Fast and the Furious film series has got to be one of the best action movies this summer!

You have Vin Diesel as Dom(inic) Toretto, highly intelligent with lots of plans, like I have always liked to see. You have Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, good looking and muscular, girls’ favourite.

Gal Gadot
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You have Miss Israel 2004, Gal Gadot, as sexy gorgeous-looking Gisele Harabo with deadly driving skills,
Ludacris
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Korean actor Sung Kang as Han Lue, and to my big surprise, the rapper/singer for the Tropic Thunder theme song (or the black rapper in Justin Bieber’s song Baby if you like)
Ludacris as Tej Parker, all of them going against the other fierce, detailed-minded, unforgiving military general Dwaybe Johnson as Luke Hobbs and his team. Full of actions, explosions, speed, pretty cars, and most important of all, wit! I just love movies that are all witty and full of guessing to do!





Actually, I have never seen the first 4 episodes, so this is the first one I have ever seen, but after watching this one, I really want to go back to watch the other four.But the first one I really want to watch, is the 3rd episode, The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), because of the Japanese racing legend!!!

Keiichi Tsuchiya on the right
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Keiichi Tsuchiya,
the REAL Drift King, performed the drifting and the driving stunts in the film!!! And he also made a cameo as a fisherman in the film
!
Wanna see some drifts? Here you go!


And his favourite car? Needless to say, is the legendary Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)!!! The car which formed the basis of the entire Initial D manga!!!!
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This is a video of Tsuchiya racing with different cars, and the final race was him in an AE86 versus a Skyline GT-R 34!!! No tricks!!! All real!!!! You can also learn some words from the video below.


So don't wait, go catch the new movie and watch the prequels now!!!

Vocabulary:

legend -- (n) [C or U] a very old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories, not always true, that people tell about a famous event or person
drifting -- (n) [U] a driving technique and to a motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed.
stunt -- (n) [C] an exciting action, usually in a film, that is dangerous or appears dangerous and usually needs to be done by someone skilled
cameo -- (n) [C] (plural cameos) a small but noticeable part in a film or play, performed by a famous actor
prequel -- (n) [C usually singular] a film, book or play which develops the story of an earlier film, etc. by telling you what happened before the events in the first film, etc
touge -- (n) Tōge or Touge (?) is a Japanese word literally meaning "pass." It refers to amountain pass or any of the narrow, winding roads that can be found in and around the mountains of Japan and other geographically similar areas, like the legendary Nordschleife in Germany.


Resources:
Fast Five 2011 @ IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596343/

Fast And Furious 5 (Official Trailer) HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PspF_GA-9U

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift trailer @ YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aScHDjMJjfg

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift @ Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_drift

Initial D @ Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_d

Touge Showdown 2 - AE86 vs Skyline GT-R - Hot Version International
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGYGSqGz3gM

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/legend_1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drifting_(motorsport)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/stunt_1
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/cameo_1
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/prequel