The Fast and the Furious is one of the most adrenaline filled, thrilling and entertaining as hell action franchise. Over the period of 17 years and 8 films, the action franchise has created a vast pool of characters who have worked with each other in a high-stakes street race cum heist stories. The franchise was rebooted after four movies as the narrative was going no-where, also it was more a collection of stand-alone movies rather than a cohesive plot spread across the films. Once Justin Lin-directed Fast 5 with Dwayne Johnson, the franchise entered into high-octane action that is irresistibly crazy and stylistically bang on.
The two central characters of the franchise are Vin Diesel and Paul Walker who played Brian O’ Connor, who died tragically in 2013. As a result, the sequel got delayed but managed to rake in serious dollars. After Paul Walker’s death, now Vin Diesel is the anchor of the franchise around whom the story is revolving.
In the latest installment of Fast and the Furious series, Dom Toretto turned a bad guy as it was revealed that he had an unknown child with Elena Neves (his love interest from Fast 5) who is now kidnapped by Charlize Theron’s character Cipher. He was forced to work for her, betray his own team only to put up an elaborate plan in motion with the Shaw brothers to retrieve his child from Cipher’s plan. He named his child Brian in a tribute to his deceased partner Brian O Connor.
The combined revenue of all the films is in excess of $4 Billion. The new movie is set to enter the Billion-dollar club as it’s already hit $900 million marks worldwide. The Fate of the Furious will be the 30th movie to achieve the magic box-office number and second movie in Fast and the Furious franchise after Fast 7 hit a billion mark. The spin-off movie with Dwayne The Rock Johnson & Jason Statham along with at least two more sequels are already in the works. So the franchise ain’t going anytime soon.
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