Fast & Furious Metaphor/Simile Watch

fast-furiousNicolas Rapold, Village Voice: “The molded-rubber face of Savalas, the basso profundo of Stallone, and the name of an underdog gas alternative … already-dubious ripped-tough-guy star has dimmed … reinforced-steel nerves … Timberlakean build could fit inside Diesel’s bulk twice over … hand-rubbing glee … straight-up first person console … cut-and-pasted from Grand Theft Auto.”

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: “Sewer-throated, shovel-headed … burned through L.A. streets … that walking Popeye … a Sylvester Stallone tribute band … hot rods driven by hot dogs … a victory lap … the jammed landscape of mass-market new releases … an attractive getaway route … stick shifts do the talking.”

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: “A lemon that’s been tricked out with a fancy paint job … scrutiny under the hood … priced himself out of the race … doesn’t exactly get a warm embrace … an oversized video game … the next lap.”

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: “A literal joke … the link to logic in Chris Morgan’s script evaporates … a used car that can occasionally choke to life and burn up the road … get under his hood.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: “Rotates these nouns through various assortments of dialogue … a scaffolding on which to hang the body of the movie.”

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