Not the best thing to find out just after you've woken up on a Sunday morning.
You know, I usually don't really care about anyone famous dying, because it just doesn't affect me in any way, but.. this time I'm pretty sad about it. I wasn't a huge fan of him or the Fast and Furious franchise in general, but it's just that the thing was in my life for as long as I can remember. Back in like 2004 or so when all the tuned cars and such were still popular, when Need For Speed produced games like the first and second Underground, a movie like Fast and Furious seemed almost magical for us kids with our young boy minds. I still remember thinking how every green tuned car I saw in the toy stores or at a friends was a second gen Mitsubishi Eclipse from the first movie. And don't even get me started on orange Supra's : D
Heck, they weren't the best movies out there, Paul Walker wasn't the best actor either and not like no one else could of did his role in the movies, but even with the fact that I kind of disliked the recent ones for having more action than racing, they were still fun movies to watch. And I was looking forward to the 7'th one too since the ending of the 6'th one in the theatres. But who knew really? I heard it's still going to happen, but I wonder how will they pull it off.. Half or more of the scenes with Walker were already filmed as far as I know, but that still doesn't make it easy. We will see I guess.
What saddens me is just that when I look at it now, he seemed like a honestly good person. And really, I have never heard anything bad about him in the news, but then again he wasn't often in the news at all. He had a 14-15 year old daughter too and I really can't imagine what she's feeling. Let's not forget Paul's friend and the driver Roger Rodas either, who had an 8 year old son who apparently tried to rescue his dad from the car..
Sucks that he didn't have to die. I mean the fact that it was an accident. If even some minor thing had happened differently that day he would probably still be alive..
But it is how it is.
Rest in peace, man. I'll miss seeing you in the future Fast and Furious if there will be any. I doubt it at the moment. Or just movies in general.