2 Fast 2 Forever #249 – Den of Thieves (2018)
Our first pit stop of our heist lap was Heat, and today’s episode is all about Den of Thieves, which can sort of be described as “dirtbag Heat.” After quick (spoiler-free) discussions about Better Call Saul, Nope, and The Rehearsal, we talk about why Carter Verone feels the need to micromanage in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (21:15). Then, we dive into Den of Thieves (31:25), featuring a cast that seems like it came to Joe in a fever dream. We find comfort in it being a knockoff, talk about O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (“Ice Chip”) joining the #family, and unpack Joe’s revelation about what every heist team “needs.” We have a long conversation about a sort of throw-away scene, wonder whether the cop Gerard Butler’s character is based on is proud of his portrayal, and make our picks for our heist teams (which Joe’s cats have had enough of).
Visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/2fast2forever. Extra special shout-out to Ben Milliman, Alex Elonen, Nick Burris, Brian Rodriguez (High School Slumber Party), Hayley Gerbes, Michael McGahon, and Lane Middleton for joining at the “Interpol’s Most Wanted” level or above!
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Intro music by Nico Vasilo. Interlude and outro music by Wes Hampton.
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