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Monday, December 09, 2013

Just My Opinion: Paul's Untimely Departure

12/3/2013 3:12:29 AM

I’m not a huge fan of the Fast and the Furious movie series. In fact, I only saw the first three installments prior to watching their sixth last summer.

All I know is that Brian O’Conner was part of that film alongside Ludacris and Vin Diesel. He was the detective-turned-agent (later, based on the articles about his character development on a man’s best friend called Wikipedia) who always chasing Dominic Torretto, aside from Hobbs. And I am also excited about how the seventh motion picture of the action-packed F&F franchise will roll. Supposedly it will roll in the silver screens by summer (US time zone) next year.

Until that Saturday afternoon in America (Sunday morning Manila time) broke the news – and the 40 year-old Paul Walker died on the spot, with his companion whose a race car driver. Yes, shocking as it is, right? His car rammed into a tree and exploded. Almost the same scenario on Han’s character during the Tokyo drift episode.

Thing is, Walker just a few minutes away from a charity event for the victims typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (I’m just not sure if that accident and the charitable event was before or after). I would highly doubt if people will tell that he is another calamity’s victim or he sacrificed himself there. Nah, I beg to disagree on those kinds of remarks. Why did I say so? ‘Cause I believe that nobody wanted this to happen. There’s no other motive per se. It was just pure coincidence that he was on the verge of raising funds to help out country.

The irony though is that the thing that made him known was the same exact thing that the death spared him away from this world. What I am talking about here? SPEED.

Most of the talks are like this: Walker’s car was running like a bullet train prior to the car accident. Yikes, I recall studies that even a 20 or 30 kilometer-per-hour-speed automobile can kill a man (though I think it will be a torture-like form).

It will be a tough move for Universal Pictures to pace Fast 7 to the finish line, considering that the production’s shooting time for this film were already more than halfway in progress. It’s more tough compared to situation that goes like when an artist leaves for another station, and his latest project (which is by the way, a teleserye) would need to find a way to finish his appearance, either by a sudden departure to abroad, or the most tenacious-yet-so-fucking-generic resort: to kill his character.

I know Fast 7 will push through by next year for sure. I might even foresee that it will be a hit just like their previous flicks. And to anyone who might say that “it’s not good anymore, because he was gone…” I know that kind of feeling, but let’s give some respect and justice to the ones whom are still there. Again, Walker’s death was very, very untimely. Nobody wanted that thing to occur. Not even God (in case you are religious).

Nevertheless, I’ll give respect and condolences to all the fans of the movie, and to the family of the late Paul Walker, and the race car driver (of course, never forget Walker’s companion ‘cause like him, he died too in both tragic manner).

Rest in Peace. Much respect (salute). Paul (or Brian), you may be gone, but are never forgotten in the eyes of your patrons.

Author: slickmaster | © 2013 september twenty-eight productions

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