I won’t be able to share my 5 Fast 5 Furious review for a few more days, but in the meantime, I’m hearing early reports that there’s a character in it named “Han Seoul-Oh.” Oh, don’t worry, he’s Asian, so it makes total sense. Actor Sung Kang is officially credited as “Han” in Fast Five and “Han Lue” in Fast and Furious (4 Fast 4 Furious), but from what I hear, his name shows up on a screen as “Han Seoul-Oh” multiple times during Fast Five, though it’s never spoken, referenced, or explained. So… was this something that I missed in the last movie?
Like Han Solo, get it? Except “Seoul?” because he’s a Korean racecar driver? Wait, time out. Was that really the joke? That couldn’t be the joke, could it? Someone tell me that wasn’t the joke. Does he have a grunting Chinese sidekick named “Chu Baka”? Does he know why Paul Skywalker is such a terrible actor? “Never tell me the odds. All Koreans don’t like to be told the odds.”
I’m so confused, you guys. If anyone knows anything about this, please share. It just seems like a very odd reference for a five-year-old.