Tenet’s Christopher Nolan has a soft spot for the Fast & Furious franchise

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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No matter how high-brow your cinematic tastes might be, chances are good that you've got a few trashy, guilty-pleasures movies near and dear to your heart. There are probably more than a few of you out there, myself included, who place the Fast & Furious franchise in that department, but you might be surprised to know that none other than Christopher Nolan is a fan of the films as well.

While speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast earlier this month, the Tenet director said that while he prefers the original film, he also has a soft for for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as well.

I’m sort of an original recipe [guy]; I mean, the Rob Cohen original, but I’ve got a very soft spot for Tokyo Drift actually. And then the skill as Justin Lin’s iterations, as they got crazier and bigger and crazier and bigger, they became something else, but something else kind of fun.

Nolan continued: "The fun thing about those movies is, even as they’ve gotten bigger and bigger and bigger, as sequels have to do, everyone always complains that sequels get bigger but we’re the people making sequels get bigger, we do want them bigger. You don’t want them smaller. It’s the Alien 3 lesson that Fincher learned. You can do it but it’s not going to make anybody happy, even though personally I love that film, a lot more than he does in fact." The main saga of the Fast & Furious franchise will be coming to an end sooner than we think as Universal announced just two months ago that the franchise will be ending with two more movies. The ninth installment of the series, F9, was supposed to be released earlier this year, but was delayed to May 28, 2021 due to COVID-19. Christopher Nolan's Tenet is now available on on DVD/Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD.

Source: Happy.Sad.Confused Podcast

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