“The Rock” is one of my favorite action movies ever, for no good goddamn reason except I saw it when I was young enough not to know better and it slowly seeped into my DNA and is now an inexorable part of me. Also, it’s still a pretty entertaining movie, and (damning faint praise though this may be) it’s far and away Michael Bay’s best work. So I was obviously going to enjoy this slideshow breaking down the film’s bewilderingly superfluous Act I car chase through the streets of San Francisco.
So, this is happening. There’s a fifth “The Fast and the Furious” movie. It was written and cast and budgeted and filmed and everything. And now, next spring, there will really be five — five! — of these things, spanning a decade. I remember the first one, way back in the summer of 2001. How innocent, we all were, thinking it was a one-time larf en route to Vin Diesel’s red-hot action hero career. Instead, it’s 2010 and he’s releasing the teaser for his new movie on his Facebook page, apparently? Anyway, this new one is…look, you know the deal. If it’s your cup of tea, great, you know this is for you. If not, just ignore it and before you know it, it’ll be time for “Fast and Furiousererererer 6” or whatever. Also, the Rock is in this one, if that helps. [Apple]