Is Fast & Fu­ri­ous be­tween a hard place and The Rock?

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As you would ex­pect of any se­ries about mus­cle cars, machismo and the im­por­tance of fam­ily, the Fast and Fu­ri­ous fran­chise craps whiny lit­tle ar­gu­ments among its co-stars. These guys RE­ALLY know how to bitch.

Last year, you may re­call, The Rock semi-cryp­ti­cally called some of his co-stars “candy-asses”, with the can­dy­de­tec­tor ze­ro­ing in on the ass of co-star Vin Diesel. Now the beef con­cerns The Rock him­self, and was pro­voked by an In­sta­gram post he made this week (and re­mem­ber that a lot of peo­ple think

The Rock should run for pres­i­dent).

Be­side a pic­ture of him hold­ing a pen and writ­ing on one of sev­eral piles of paper, it ran: “Se­cret weapon. Many pro­duc­tive meet­ings and big busi­ness deals have been sealed with a hand­shake at my GSD (Get Shit Done) ta­ble that’s inside my trailer. This ta­ble holds a lot of great mana (spirit/power) and en­ergy. And if these wood slabs could talk … well it’s best they can’t talk for na­tional se­cu­rity pur­poses.”

So far, so FDR. But the sight of The Rock with pen and paper seems to have en­fu­ri­oused his co-star Tyrese Gib­son, who shot back: “If you move for­ward with that #Hobbs movie you will have pur­posely ig­nored the heart to heart mo­ment we had in my sprinter. I don’t wanna hear from you un­til you re­mem­ber what we talked about. I’m on your time­line cause you’re not re­spond­ing to my text mes­sages. #Fast­fam­ily is just that a fam­ily … We don’t fly solo.”

Ooh! Is this a veiled ref­er­ence to a ru­moured Fast spinoff star­ring just the Rock and Ja­son Statham, and not the other ones? Ei­ther way, I like their flounce fran­chise eas­ily as much as their car one, and beg them to re­lease the next in­stal­ment with­out de­lay.

The Rock (right) and Tyrese Gib­son (be­low)

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