Overthinking It presents “The Overview,” an alternative commentary where writers from the site watch and discuss their favorite movies in real time.
This time, it’s the now-classic 2001 franchise-starter, The Fast and The Furious, starring Paul Walker as a cop trying to make good, and Vin Diesel as the surrogate father to a group of misfit gear-heads. Pete Fenzel and Matthew Wrather delve deep into issues of genre, storytelling, character building, identity, morality, and pre-9/11 ideas of empire, “globalization,” and utopian cultural harmony. That’s a lot for a movie that gets called just about cars.
You’ll need your own copy of The Fast and The Furious in any format, and you’ll need to download the file so that you can play both at the same time.
Download the commentaries listeners have called call “So good, I don’t even need the movie to enjoy them.” (Don’t get us wrong, we recommend you play the movie too. But it was awfully nice of them to say.)