Vin Diesel and Paul Walker: How the “Fast and Furious” franchise became a hit
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Later on this week, the Fast and Furious franchise brings their seventh installment to the big screen with Furious 7. The sixth sequel in what is now a juggernaut of a series, we find things coming to a sort of fork in the road. Obviously, the death of Paul Walker has removed the long term dynamic of Vin Diesel and Walker leading the team, but the show goes on, as it were. The question that I had, as someone who only saw the first film and was more than a little surprised to see how the popularity of the series balloon, was just how this franchise became what it is today?
For the few of you out there who aren’t familiar with the franchise, here’s a quick refresher now. The first film was The Fast and the Furious, directed by Rob Cohen and starring the group of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster. It was essentially Point Break with cars instead of surfing, and obviously was a hit. Next came 2 Fast 2 Furious, which has only Walker return, this time with a
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