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Is Furious 7 A “Black” Movie? (Hint: Yes)

Last weekend, as I watched Furious 7 confirm that it’s both the most ridiculous and the most dependable movie franchise ever — it’s basically the movie version of the cheddar bay biscuit — I couldn’t help but ponder a few metaphysical queries, namely…

1. Is there a person whose job is to spray The Rock with sweat between each take? (Perhaps his/her title is “sweat grip.“)

2. What takes more suspension of belief: Ludacris, Edward Snowden, or Ludacris, Jason Bourne?

3. Is Furious 7 a Black movie?

Now, the first two questions have obvious answers. Yes, there definitely must be a Rock sweat grip employed by the Furious franchise, and Ludacris, Jason Bourne is much, much, much, much less believable than Ludacris, Edward Snowden.

The last question, however, is a conundrum. Because if Furious 7 is a Black movie, its record-breaking box office would make it the most successful Black movie ever. But, despite the fact that its opening weekend audience was 75% non-White, if Furious 7 was branded and marketed as a Black movie, it would not have been as successful.

This leaves us with two more questions: What makes a Black movie a Black movie, and how does Furious 7 qualify (or not)?

There are three ways a movie can qualify as Black.

1. Be about a Black person or a Black-related subject

For instance, most of the recognizable actors in 12 Years a Slave (Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, etc) are White. But it’s a Black movie because it’s about a Black person and involves an unmistakably Black-related subject. 

2. Star/feature a bunch of Black people

The Best Man Holiday didn’t necessarily involve any themes unique to Black people. But it starred a bunch of Black people and had a choreographed dance scene, so it’s a Black movie.

3. Include Clifton Powell

If still somewhat unsure if a movie is Black movie, ask “Is Clifton Powell in it?” If the answer is “Yes,” it’s a Black movie. It might even be the Blackest movie you’ll ever see. And, there’s a 93% chance you’re watching it while in the barbershop.

Clifton Powell is not in Furious 7. It also does not involve any themes specifically related to Blackness. So, it fails two of the “Is it a Black movie?” metrics. But Furious 7 has a cast so Black that I wouldn’t be surprised if Clifton Powell showed up in a deleted scene, as Tyrese’s aint shit Uncle Man-Man or something.

To wit, 11 people have prominent speaking parts in the movie. Here’s the racial breakdown for each.

Vin Diesel (I have no fucking clue. Which means he’s probably Black.)

The Rock (Black)

Paul Walker (White)

Jordana Brewster (Latina)

Michelle Rodriguez (Afro-Latina)

Jason Statham (White)

Ludacris (Black)

Tyrese (Black)

Kurt Russell (White, although I have a Black friend who looks exactly like him)

Djimon Hounsou (Black)

Nathalie Emmanuel (Black)

If you count Vin Diesel as Black and Michelle Rodriquez as kinda, sorta, Black, that’s 6.5 Black people. That means the principle roles in Furious 7 are 59% Black. And, as anyone who’s ever been anywhere where 59% of the people were Black can tell you, 59% Black is Black as hell.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com and EBONY Magazine. And a founding editor for 1839. And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Sigma_Since 93

    No NCAA Final 4 summary???? As a former baller, I expect more from you Champ……….

    • This is the first year since the early 90’s that I haven’t done a bracket or watched a men’s game.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        With my Orangemen taking a knee this year, it wasn’t the same. When I drew the play in teams in the office tournament, I REALLY didn’t have any incentive to watch. I actually was playing Assassin’s Creed III during the game.

        • North Carolina isn’t good and the College of Charleston just decided to take an L this season I just watched Dawn and the Chicks.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            I’m sad that my gurl Dawn didn’t get a chance at payback. It’s sad to say but the women’s championship game is more compelling than the men’s game

            • UCONN will win by 20. Wish the Chicks could have pulled it out.

        • We still need an Assassin’s Creed in Japan with ninjas

        • Rachmo

          When I saw Pitt wasn’t in it I lost interest. Remember those simple days when we were in The Big East?

        • Sahel

          Gosh,Creed is going off the rails

    • Damon Young

      might have something coming later about the harrison n-word story, but I don’t really write about ncaa basketball unless I’m writing about how bad it is compared to nba ball

      • Sigma_Since 93

        My theory has been when a team that looks like it was taken directly from the movie Hoosiers is playing a bunch of brothas; always pick the fellas that look like they came out of the Hoosiers movie.

        • Damon Young

          my theory is when a team starts and features a pair of twins with the combined basketball iq of a cantaloupe, pick the other team

          • KB

            DUKE

      • I’m thinking Kaminski has played around black dudes enough making that the 6000th times he’s been called “n***er”.

      • Epsilonicus

        “I’m writing about how bad it is compared to nba ball”

        Agreed

      • Brandon Allen

        Its sooo terrible to watch.

  • Interesting, given the facts above you would think it should be called a black movie. However, I still wouldn’t consider it a “black” movie in spirit, probably because it doesn’t deal with themes geared towards black people. Also, it’s probably fair to say Paul Walker (R.I.P) is the biggest draw for this movie and he’s white. Regardless, I think the fact that the franchise is so popular and is not considered a black movie, despite having so many black people is even more important and a good sign.

    • Damon Young

      “Also, it’s probably fair to say Paul Walker (R.I.P) is the biggest draw for this movie and he’s white.”

      Maybe for the first movie, but he evolved into more of a supporting character/draw. You can make these movies without Paul Walker. You can’t make them without Vin Diesel.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        “You can’t make them without Vin Diesel.”

        Tokyo Drift learned that the hard way.

      • I’ll just agree with you as I haven’t seen the last couple movies, just going off of what I’ve heard some people say. But maybe that’s it too. Vin Diesel is the big draw and he’s not really considered a black actor, we have no idea what he is as you said haha

  • MzzPeaches

    Um, am I the only one who stopped watching Fast & Furious after the 2nd one? I count it as more of a “guy” movie than anything else. Cause I know it has a lot to do with cars & races, but I’m just not interested.

    • Damon Young

      “Um, am I the only one who stopped watching Fast & Furious after the 2nd one?”

      yes

    • menajeanmaehightower

      Pretty much.

    • mikster

      its ok I stopped as well….. I have no idea what is going on lol. speaking of men movies. Am I the only person that could not sit through the equalizer ???

      • MzzPeaches

        Ok, so I’m not alone on this one lol.

        And I had to watch The Equalizer in two parts cause I fell asleep the night before on it. I had to finish off the strength that it was a Denzel movie.

        • mikster

          I know the fact that it was a denzel movie and I do ok with action and men stuff but the way he was killing folks?? scared me to death lol I turned it off at minute 30 like nope, nah, uhun, no.

          • MzzPeaches

            I was stuck on the whole Captain Save-A-Hoe plot, but the fight scenes were good.

            • mikster

              laughing my butt off…… I know everyone said it was a good movie but the plot was like whet? and then the fighting just made me say no, nope, uhun, nah. i think this is the only denzel movie i will never finish.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              “I was stuck on the whole Captain Save-A-Hoe plot,”

              Will Smith referenced something to this effect when he made Hitch. He Said that if the female lead was Black with him being Black would result in Whites not turning out.

              http://www.today.com/id/7019342/ns/today-entertainment/t/was-race-issue-hitch-casting/

              Denzel has the same problem too.

              • MzzPeaches

                Which is so sad and unfortunate. one of my favorite movies (Blade) started their franchise off with a black female lead playing opposite, but all you get is this sexual tension between the two of them and that’s it. Then you get to the second one and they cast a Latina and he all super in love.

                I was like “Wayment!” He blew off the sista in the first one who saves his life TWICE and really the whole world in the end of the film, and she don’t get nuthin?!

                http://i.giphy.com/FG0pobaFxyIH6.gif

                • mikster

                  great now i need to watch these all over again lol

                  • MzzPeaches

                    Seriously, watch it from that context and you’ll be like “Wtf?!”

                    The third one sucked to me tho (no pun intended).

                    • mikster

                      ok cool adding it to my list for this weekend.

                    • mikster

                      half side bar…. did you see “This is where I leave you”? I randomly picked this movie in the redbox last week when i rented the equalizer and 22 jump street (Don’t judge me) and i swear that movie was like the best ever.

                    • MzzPeaches

                      No, but as soon as my boo Netflix gets it I’ll add it to my list. I’ve become too lazy to stop at Redbox, even when they give me free rental codes.

                      And no judgment, cause I loved 21 Jump Street lol

                    • mikster

                      lol ok…. girl can we not talk about redbox. Those three movies ended up costing me $15.00 because I kept forgetting them at the house. Then once they got in my purse I kept forgetting to stop at a store. I saw that bill like whet??? never again lol. never!

                    • AlwaysCC

                      my husband always rents 2 at a time – like he’s not going to fall asleep halfway through the first one lol i have been known to go every day just so i can return a movie and get a new one lol

                    • mikster

                      lol why can’t we just go back to 5 day rentals like block buster. and how did the block buster version of redbox fail when its the exact same concept. #questions

                    • AlwaysCC

                      blockbuster was too late and they couldn’t change their brand/image fast enough. they had already been losing in the game thanks to netflix sending dvds straight to your house. redbox is everywhere and took advantage of blockbuster’s decline

                    • mikster

                      yes this entire situation baffles me til this day….. netflix is winning yet people STILL go out to get movies so its just sad that they couldn’t coexist together in perfect peace. I rented one block buster movie…. can’t remember if it was complicated or not… all could remember is the many years they took all my money lol

                    • AlwaysCC

                      we did a case study on netflix in grad school – it was really interesting to see how they changed the game. and then streaming came along…blockbuster didn’t have a chance

                    • MzzPeaches

                      Plus, Blockbuster had to pay to staff & operate brick and mortar stores. You don’t have to deal w/ anybody’s attitude at Redbox except the person behind you when you take too long.

                    • mikster

                      We still have a few brick and mortar video stores around here…… I haven’t been inside one since skippy was a pup…… I should go inside of there and see whats good lol.

      • Pinks

        I actually liked that movie. It was a little unbelievable at parts how deft he was – and the whole “dripping water while slicing folks’ necks” grandiosity of it was like really, bruh? But it’s Denzel so I let it slide.

        • mikster

          right i get it….. but just ewwww. I have no idea why i was acting so wimpy!!

          • Pinks

            lol…maybe cus it was Denzel?

            I don’t remember him playing any other roles as hardcore. Even in Training Day, it was more about his ish-talking than the action I think.

            • mikster

              right…. training day was nothing for me….. i think you’re right, it was denzel and my mind wouldn’t let me be great.

      • The TV show wasn’t nearly as violent but it was still silly. That old dude was steady dismissing people.

      • uNk

        sir…you’re taking some serious Ls lol

        • mikster

          I’ll take the L since I’m a girl lol. I heard that was the manliest movie of all manly movies!!! lol

    • I’ve only seen three of them.

      • Damon Young

        i’ve only actually seen the last four.

        And really, you don’t even have to watch the first four. Just start at Fast Five.

        • I’ve seen the first, fifth, and sixth ones.

        • mikster

          I need to see where i stopped at. *goes to IMDB*

          • MzzPeaches

            The last time I saw a F&F movie I was still getting help with my math homework and waiting till after 9pm to make free phone calls.

            • mikster

              LMBO BASICALLY. I tried to look…. I think I actually stopped at #2 I remember a girl being kidnapped?? vin deisel running jumping off buildings….. umm…ludacris doing some tech stuff….. I don’t even know if what I remember is the right movie…. wasnt someone pregnant in the end?

              • MzzPeaches

                Girl don’t get me to lying. I remember something about Miami? Ja Rule was in it and still relevant? That alone should prove how dusty I am on the franchise.

                • mikster

                  ok i don’t even remember Ja Rule…. *hangs head really low* is he in this new one? if so i quit lol

    • Andrea

      It isn’t a guy movie anymore. It is just a Black action movie now. I’d recommend 5-7

    • I’ve only seen the first one.

    • IsitFridayyet?

      No, you are not alone.

    • Wild Cougar

      I watched two. The sliding sideways one, and that was only because young dudes kept pulling me aside to tell me I had the car from that movie. What do they call it? Drifting. Anyways, I owned an old hoopty Nissan 240sx and apparently this car used to get modded up for that drift thang the young boyz like to do. So I ended up selling my hoopty for more than I bought it for.

      Then I watched one of them because it had that Daddy Yankee song that I like. I can sing that fast part in the beginning in Spanish. I do it to impress guys riding with me. You know the one. Gasolina. Then I press on the gas really hard. They get impressed.

      • MzzPeaches

        Well I’ve them points for upping the resale value of your hoopty.

    • All the women where swooning every time The Rock was on screen. A hefty portion of the theater was women. I say this very easily cuts across gender.

      • MzzPeaches

        Eh. The Rock had a good run as my man candy from 2000-12. But he a bit too diesel now. It looks kinda scary.

        • KB

          In Fast 6 there was a scene where Luda’s character Tej referred to him as “Samoan Thor”. That was pretty hilarious.

        • Lea Thrace

          More Dwayne for me to love. I’ll take it!

        • mssporadic

          If you watch his videos on IG (Don’t Judge Me!!!!), he looks slimmer than he did on the WWF (will never acknowledge the WWE) and in most of his recent interviews. I think HD is making him look massive.

          • Rachmo

            His IG is a national treasure.

            • miss t-lee

              Yes Lawd.

      • KKay

        Well I tend to swoon everytime The Rock comes onscreen.

        I remember when I went to see Fast Five (I think), there were these two women behind us, probably around early fifties, one black one white. There was this one scene where The Rock is chasing after Vin, and they do a quick shot between the two. One of the ladies, utters loudly, “Oh my!!” Day made.

    • Yes, yes you are.

    • Rachmo

      The second one was THEE WORST one. If you ever wanted to watch again just skip to Fast 5 and #treatyoself

  • h.h.h.

    RIP to the Garissa University Kids.

    • Amber

      Such an unfortunate story. The Nigerian government’s response was pretty appalling from the slow drip about how they have and are handling this.

    • Val

      The mainstream media (White media) covered this story a little on the day it happened and even less the day after. By yesterday they forgot it altogether. Yet when just 2 people were killed by terrorists in Denmark and a few in Paris were killed they went on about it for a few weeks on end. If ever there was evidence that we need our own media this is the perfect example.

      • MzzPeaches

        And people wonder why we have to shout #BlackLivesMatter smh

      • AlwaysCC

        a friend of mine posted on fb…
        “where’s the uproar? where’s the news coverage? oh, you’re right. it’s just foreign, black christians. they don’t matter. #sarcasm”
        she’s a super, duper follower of all things “christians are being persecuted” and i hear the anger in each of her posts…

        • Val

          Everyone is silent on this one. It’s very interesting that Christians, who normally claim they are being persecuted on a daily basis, are so quiet about this. I guess it’s only White Christians that count?

          • Amber

            Oh yes. It’s pretty sad that there has also been a lack of leadership and voices from black Christians about this issue as well. It’s a shame that many Christians have allowed many on the right in America to claim that they are being persecuted in this country because of their so called religious beliefs but there are actual places in this world where people are being murdered.

            • h.h.h.

              as a black Christian, i can’t say that what we go through here, is a persecution…a persecution would be giving the wrong answer on what religion you believe in, and being shot for that. while there are states where i could be k*lled for being a black, there is no current situation in america where a group can come into a university and shoot 148 people because they are (insert group here)***…

              what we have here in a states, is a balancing between letting everyone believe, and live as they wish to. and i am happy to be living in this country, because it could be worse.

              *** – it is April, and April fringe folks like to pop off so…*shrug*

              • Amber

                I too am a black Christian and my point is that some in this Country (U.S.) have used hyperbolic language to describe a lot of fringe religious issues. I agree we have it pretty good in this Country but unfortunately, there are others that are not so lucky to have been born in a place that allows for such freedom. Some people of faith have not been and are not being very vocal about the perils that many face because of their beliefs.

                I just find this latest round of killings in an African country so tragic and it further highlights the need as Val stated for a diverse media. There actually could be more people speaking out but we would never know it for watching and clicking on mainstream media sources.

          • h.h.h.

            i think that it’s partly/mostly that this didn’t happen to whites, or white Christians. that being said, i feel like with things that happen in the black community with regards to media coverage, there is this…’rage push’ that gets everyone to put more than 23 minutes on working on stories that affect the black community. that hasn’t happened in this case (or maybe i missed it –totally possible)

            • Val

              Nope, you haven’t missed it. Usually tumblr and (Black) twitter blow this kind of thing up but so far almost nothing about it from either. Baffling.

  • Andrea

    That’s why I love Furious!!! I’ve been talking to people about this all weekend. Our 1 low-key Black Action Blockbuster franchise.
    And the Hott Black Chick got to be the Reallllly SMART ONE. The Brains of the Operation. Finally.

    http://media.giphy.com/media/11CECsmzYEQpmE/giphy.gif

    • I KNEW I knew her from somewhere but could not remember for the life of me!!
      Come one April 12!!

    • Cleojonz

      I LOVE her on GoT. Can.Not.Wait!

  • Sigma_Since 93

    The movie is a chameleon because it involves the one item that White folks can see Black folks doing; tinkering on their cars. Socioeconoomics are thrown out the window because there’s a small fraternity of White and Black folks that will modify their cars at that level.

  • Clifton Powell’s IMDB page is no joke! He has consistently starred in movies and shows every year since 1990. 1990!! Colour me impressed.

  • I’m just bidding my time until Avengers 2 drops.

    • Andrea

      I feel like this is like the closest thing we have to a Black Avengers.

      • The Black Avengers can do better.

        • Andrea

          I am hoping the success of this 1 changes the game. $190 million budget movie with a 75% non-white opening ticket buyer….has to pave the way for us getting Black avengers.

          • Andrea

            And the NINTH biggest opening weekend of all time

          • mikster

            not sure if this qualifies as a dumb question considering my 2nd grade teacher said no questions are dumb but how in the world do they know 75% is black?

            • Andrea

              I now have the same question. I have no idea. But I saw on CNN
              25% of the weekend’s ticket buyers were white, 37% were Hispanic, 24% were African American, and 10% were Asian

              • mikster

                ok cool I’m not tripping lol. I’m trying to figure out if I took a survey somewhere that got zapped from my memory or something because otherwise I have no explanation for this. *googling*

              • The more important question, is how do they know any of this, since a lot of people pay to go to movies with cash?

                • Epsilonicus

                  At least the last few movies I have gone to see, majority of the transactions were card. Even the damn teens were using cards

                  • No, I agree…I use a card myself. But outside of cards, I don’t see how they could gain access to racial or ethnic information.

                    All it pretty much means then is that the numbers are not exact, but we’re Americans and we confuse stats with truth, so why not use them anyways.

                    • Lea Thrace

                      polls and surveys.

                    • mikster

                      who is taking those? I have never done a movie survey or poll…. EVER.

                    • Lea Thrace

                      mostly studios or research outfits hired by studios. Ive seen them do counts of people when they come out theaters. I dont think it’s the most scientific way since populations are skewed depending on which theater you go to, but they supposedly sample different demographic areas to compensate.

                    • Andrea
                    • mikster

                      so basically my facebook is being highjacked??? oh ok thanks lol

                • Andrea

                  I assume it is like elections..exit polls

                  • Lea Thrace

                    ding ding ding!

                    • I just assumed they matched-up the increased sales of grape soda with specific movie times.

                    • AlwaysCC

                      and nachos

                    • Lea Thrace

                      you aint ish!

                    • Y’all knew this #doe.#ColorMoney

                    • MzzPeaches

                      That #ColorMoney reference!

                      *walls slides in laughter*

                    • I’ve always wondered how did grape soda become the black ppl drink? Watermelon and Bannana flavor never caught on, I suppose.

                    • I never understood how that happened either. Racism makes my stomach ache so I just rolled with it.

                    • We actually largely abandoned watermelon. After enslavement Black people in the south had a large and very lucrative business in farming watermelons and was a sense of pride throughout communities because of white propaganda and stereotypes about how shiftless we were for eating watermelons we largely abandoned the fruit to avoid that association.

                    • MzzPeaches

                      We’ve been branded as lazy every since we stopped working for free.

                    • Amber

                      Some years ago my job had one those annual outings at a park and they had 3 big watermelons set up on the table among some other fruit. There were only a few black people at my job but we all watched the white people eat that juicy looking watermelon. None of us wanted to even be near it. What a shame now that I look back on it.

                    • Damn, that’s a lot of money lost due to a desire to conform to mostly stupid and broke white folks.

                      There’s always a better way:
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0yN0dGNfwk

                    • Wild Cougar

                      Who abandoned watermelon? Northern Black folks scared of their own shadow and eating anything that might have been acquainted with the brother in law of the cousin of a food a southern person might could eat on the second Tuesday after payday? Y’all don’t count. The rest of us eat watermelon and don’t give it a second thought. And fried chicken, pork, and hot sauce.

                    • MzzPeaches

                      “North Black folks scared of their own shadow and eating anything that might have been acquainted with the brother in law of the cousin of a food a southern person might could eat on the second Tuesday after payday”

                      Hellur!

                    • I’ll post the source when I get home. I was talking about the growing and selling of the fruit.

                    • Wild Cougar

                      Ok but every summer two black guys in a pick up truck park on the side of the road selling watermelons, though

                    • No one abandoned the watermelon. Black folks where I’m from love them. My pops friends grew acres of them and the only reason I stopped eating watermelon is because I grew tired of eating them as a kid (same with peaches). Other than that the melon is still in play with our people.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      But for awhile Black folks controlled the watermelon industry and I think that is not so now

                    • Black farming is down a lot but black still consume watermelons at a a good clip.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      I meant on the production side

                    • In terms of growing and selling and owning the businesses? Yes.

                    • Brandon Allen

                      Artificial Banana flavor is almost always awful.

                    • Boo Radley

                      Get out.

                    • No. Y’all need me on the wall.

                • mikster

                  LOL that was my original question. I’m still googling…. no luck….. I need answers.

                • KB

                  They probably conducted focus groups/random samplings of certain theaters in various cities. Same way they do with election polls.

    • Sigma_Since 93

      I’m just bidding my time until Avengers 2 drops…….on Netlix #frugallife!!!

    • Lea Thrace

      Mad Max my brother. Mad Max is what my movie nerd senses are tingling for. Have you seen the trailers?!

      • I have. Is this a continuation of the originals? I’m guessing yes, since it appears to be after the bomb.

        • Lea Thrace

          yes ish is the answer Ive heard. I keep getting told you do not have to have seen the first to watch this one. Which is good cause I do not even remotely remember seeing the precursors.

      • I seen it and was like, man i guess.

    • AlwaysCC

      not even gonna lie…i can’t wait until pitch perfect 2 comes out in may! lol

      • IsitFridayyet?

        LOL! My $20.00 is already set aside for my ticket, Icee and popcorn. I am ready.

        • MzzPeaches

          You can get all that for $20? You must be going to a matinee.

          • Epsilonicus

            You can sneak your own popcorn in lol

            • MzzPeaches

              You don’t have to tell me. I have no shame about bringing the big purse to the movies with me.

          • IsitFridayyet?

            Yep. The retirees and I have a great time.

            • MzzPeaches

              Props. I don’t like going on weekends cause I don’t wanna have to turn it into #SuplexSatday cause someone bad azz teens don’t know how to act.

              • mikster

                omg I went to see get hard and these teens were giggling uncontrollably i wanted to yell what the eff is so freaking funny!!! teens have annoying giggles (nonewkids)

              • Andrea

                I am so thankful I found Plies instagram this weekend. He tickles me sooo.

                • MzzPeaches

                  #Bihhh

                  Talk about entertained!

                  • Andrea

                    Bihhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

          • Epsilonicus

            Or you can go to a second run theater.

            • it’s like 7 dollars on Tuesday down by Jamaica.

              • Epsilonicus

                Thats expensive. During the week its $3 up here at Beltway Movies

                • Well at any AMC it’s 15.00 all the live long day so that’s a great deal for NY as far as seeing new movies. There are a bunch of dollar theaters around still though.

                  • Epsilonicus

                    In my college town we had a dollar theater right next to a dollar store. We would geta bunch of snack at the dollar store and sneak them into the dollar theater. They even had 50 cent nights there.

          • KB

            Carmike has a special where if you go between 4-6pm the price per ticket is only $5.75. AMC has Saturday AM matinees before 12 noon for $6. Plus, they aren’t as crowded at that time either so its a double win.

          • Boo Radley

            Groupon. Studio Movie Grill. It’s a beautiful thing. I think the last deal I bought was $7 for a ticket and medium popcorn.

      • Guest

        • AlwaysCC

          yeeeeeeeeees! *sung in perfect harmony with the voices in my head*

    • Maannn…May 1st is taking too long to get here!

  • Pinks

    People claimed it was the best one yet – but I haven’t seen any of them. At this point I’m like “They still racing?”

    • Damon Young

      lol, theyve evolved past racing. they’re stopping international terrorists now

      • KB

        while driving expensive sports cars through high rise penthouses, going from building to building.

      • Pinks

        While driving fast cars, prolly lol

    • Not enough Rock for it to be the best one. I’ll tie it with with the 5th one.

      • Pinks

        The fact that there is a fifth installment has my brain like nah. I feel like I have to watch the previous six before I see this one and ain’t nobody got time.

        • SororSalsa

          You don’t need to watch them all. 2 & 3 can be skipped altogether. Watch 1 for nostalgia’s sake, and 5 IMO was the best one. You’re good with those two.

          • Pinks

            Preshate the debriefing!

    • there was a scene in fast five where they had to race for some cars, then it just skips to them driving home with the cars and which was pretty much saying….yeah we done with that

    • TX2Hi

      Pinks..don’t bother. This should be called verysmartc–ns. To think this idiot called michelle rodrigues black. These males love to one drop. I won’t be seeing this crap either.

      • Pinks

        UM. OK.

        *scurries away*

        • TX2Hi

          The film also has the black males as pansies I hear…

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