A beautiful picture of Paul with Meadow
Paul Walker III says he told his late son that he loved him and made him promise to lay off the daredevil stuff. Watch the emotional moment.
Oh! Sweetest man ever!
A tribute to Paul Walker (x)
In remembrance of Paul Walker, here is him winking at you.
I still can’t believe it!
RIP Paul Walker
Tyrese’s tribute song to Paul Walker
So… am I somehow related to Henry and I just dont know about it?
More importantly, Mr. Walker’s death has dealt a potentially serious artistic, and thus potentially financial, blow to the franchise as a whole. The long term peril to the long-running cars-and-crime franchise is not to be dismissed. Because the franchise gave Brian O’Conner and Mia Toretto a newborn child, Brian is arguably the one character in the franchise that can’t be easily written out without negating the entire series’s emotional arc.
The Fast & Furious series is rooted in its character relationships and mythology as much as its action spectacle. The surrogate family unit headed up by Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster forms the emotional backbone of the series which makes the action and stunt work matter beyond pure pyrotechnics. The entire “arc” of the last several films has been one of creating and keeping the family whole. The fourth film was about avenging the death of a loved one, the fifth film was about providing a stable environment for a new child, and the sixth entry was about retrieving a lost family member. Keeping Brian, Mia, and their son a cohesive whole, making sure young Jack had a father like Dom’s (active and participatory) rather than Brian’s (a complete non-entity in his son’s life) is the thing what makes their adventures “worth it”. It’s what made us care (…).
Killing off Paul Walker’s character in an action-based fashion (explosion, gunfire, etc.) directly or indirectly due to his involvement with the Toretto “family”, leaving his wife a widow and his young son without a father, would invalidate the central narrative arc of the films up to this point. It would make the entire franchise an exercise in failure on the part of these characters who have fought so hard and risked so much to keep their family whole. A theoretical happy ending for Brian’s immediate family is absolutely essential to the franchise as an emotionally satisfying journey. (…) If the franchise is to continue, there needs to be a “happy” reason for Brian O’Conner to never show up again.
1973 - 2013