GONZO’S Corner- Written by Ryan Fu @fu_beatz & Doc G
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
This is a quote from Mark Twain, who asks the question, “Are you ready to die.” Early this Saturday, we lost someone gifted and special, Paul Walker. Ironically, Mr. Walker, 40, was killed in a car crash in Southern California. As a paparazzi, I’ve papped him only a couple of times, but he was always courteous and respectful. On screen he was bigger than life, but off screen was just like one of the guys. Unlike many other celebrities who act like they are above from everything and everyone, Mr. Walker was as down to Earth as a movie star can possibly be and he didn’t have to be. This was Paul’s way, thus this is why women loved him and men wanted to be like him. Paul Walker lived the way he wanted to live and maybe it was too fast and too furious but if you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up too much room. Which brings me back to the question? If today was your last day, would you be proud of your life? If not, it’s time to get in fucking car and get in the fast line. Here is my Top Five Paul Walker’s films:
Varsity Blues (Lance Harbor)
This movie put Paul Walker on the map. You believed and felt sad about a young man’s plight, who got pushed aside after he got injured, to see the dude from Dawson’s Creek take your job. Also, Jon Voight as a racist and abusive coach is worth a watch.
The Skulls (Caleb Mandrake)
Paul Walker shirtless and a secret society. I’m in. Also, another dude from Dawson’s Creek trying to steal the thunder of Walker.
Into the Blue (Jared)
Paul Walker shirtless again, yes please! Plot of movie, please refer to the picture above. Also, bitter beer-face Jessica Alba is in a swimsuit the whole movie, not bad.
Eight Below (Jerry Shepard)
Huskies and Paul Walker? Too Cute! Not a bad movie was well.
The Fast and the Furious ( Brain O’Conner)
If Varisty Blues put Walker on the map, then this movie put him in outer space. On paper and even in the trailor it could have been another corny racing movie, but it wasn’t it. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel’s chemistry was dynamic and charismatic. Showing his acting range in the movie, Walker played the part beautifully as Brian O’Conner, an undercover FBI agent who has to deal with choices of what is right and wrong and what’s more important to you.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
When people ask why I don’t believe in God I usually like to show them all the evil this world has produced or the things that are wrong and totally fucked up in this world. Things like the holocaust, genocide in Africa, and children born with disabilities, if there is a God none of these things should exist. I don’t care if God is testing you, or that you are being punished by karma for things you did in a past life. Children born retarded have no clue what they did wrong, they just are.
I will now do a triple backflip of a transition and say god doesn’t exist cause he fucking let Paul Walker die and somehow managed to spare Vin Diesel, I kid because the proof that God doesn’t exist is the fact that Vin Diesel is a movie star in the first place.
Paul Walker was, from all accounts a good guy. He always was smiling, giving, the few times our paths crossed he was cool. He didn’t have the talent of some actors, nor the resume of others, but he had a good career and died during a charity event. If there truly was a god, do we think he would take Paul during a freaking charity event for the Philippine disaster, which in itself is evidence of an atheist world. The funny part is people trying to show their intelligence and use the word ironic to describe his death, but no one understands the true definition of irony. They all are using the Alanis Morissette version of ironic and thus isn’t it ironic Paul died in car crash, don’t you think? True irony would be if he was walking down the street and was killed by being run over by speeding cars, that’s ironic, don’t you think?
Paul’s best movies, not roles.
5. RUNNING SCARED
The fucked up thing about this movie is that anytime I see that it is on television I have to check to make sure it isn’t the dreadful Running Scared from the 80’s starring the dynamic duo of Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. Nothing like a dancer and comic teaming up for crime movie in Chicago. Sadly most times I see this title it is the Billy and Greg movie not vastly superior Paul Walker film. What’s ironic is that more people will buy or start to watch Running Scared this week then ever saw it before and they will be greeted by Billy Crystal’s face.
4. FLAGS OF OUR FATHER
When Clint Eastwood calls you answer, unless he is asking to speak at your political convention and has a great idea about using a chair. Paul made this film before Clint spoke to an empty chair, when Clint still had his mind firing on all cylinders. A brutal story about the capture of Iwo Jima, it is Paul’s only war movie. Another reason God doesn’t exist, someone let Vin Diesel star in a Steven Spielberg war movie.
I love a good robbery movie and it is a testament to how enjoyable this film must have been that even with the human shit of a man Chris Brown and the acting vacuum that is Hayden Christiensen starring this film cracks the top 5. Evidence 322 that God does not exist, Chris Brown’s career. If there was a God do we really think he’d let a woman beater scumbag like Chris have millions of dollars?
2. VARSITY BLUES
Friday Night Lights before the movie and tv show, with a chick wearing only a whip cream bikini, wait what was I talking about? Right Paul Walker, he was in this? Truthfully I only remember Dawson, Jon Voight, and the bikini girl, who won the last game in this movie?
1. FAST AND FURIOUS 6
Seriously the 6th one is the shit. The Rock, Paul Walker and even some guy named Vin Diesel.
R.I.P Paul Walker (1973- 2013)