Residents of a Los Angeles neighborhood where certain “Fast and Furious” movie sequences were shot protested against the production of the upcoming episode of the series last Friday, stating that the neighborhood’s streets had now turned into venues for illegal car races.
Recall that Angelino Heights, a historic district close to the city center and the fictional home of Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto in the movie, was the subject of complaints from locals before sequences there were filmed over the weekend.
And as many people are aware, there are a number of illegal races in this story known as “takings of the streets,” during which a crowd gathers at night to hear the sound of the vehicles traveling at high speed through the city streets.
Damian Kevitt, a neighbor and the founder of the organization Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE), claimed that “Fast and Furious” glorified illegal street racing by making Angelino Heights a popular tourist destination.
Before “Fast and Furious” was filmed in the area, there were no street racing, according to Kevitt.
The noise that cars make at night and the fear of being crushed, according to Bella, a neighbor who declined to give her last name, traumatize their children. While SAFE demands that the city install speed bumps and adopt a zero-tolerance attitude toward street racing, he asserts that Universal Studios should relocate the places where it shoots movies.
In order to discourage people from taking part in illegal races, the association also requested that Universal Pictures include a mention of it in the “Fast and Furious” movies. is a component of the social duty they ought to uphold while releasing these kinds of movies.
However, Universal has remained silent on the subject and has continued with its shooting plans in spite of the ongoing protests by the residents of these upscale districts.
Remember that the first “Fast and Furious” movie debuted in 2001, and the franchise has now amassed more than $6,600,000,000 in box office revenue throughout its 10 films, making it the seventh highest grossing movie series in history. The eleventh film in the series, “Fast and Furious 10,” is due out in May.