A friend, who shall remain nameless, blithely let slip the other day that they hadn’t seen a Fast and the Furious movie. Any of them. At all.
So the train was set in motion for a Fast and the Furious marathon, which sounds like a solid weekend of fun if you ask me. But then the inevitable question followed: out of them all, which Fast and the Furious movie is the best?
I still have a soft spot in my heart for Tokyo Drift. It epitomises the style of the Furious franchise before they went full Michael Bay. Some of the acting is downright terrible, and no-one in that high school passes for a teenager. But it’s good dumb fun, exactly what I want from the Furious franchise, and it showcases a locale and an environment that seems like it would be fun – and dangerous – to be in.
The franchise since then has been pretty silly, although it’s still a good popcorn flick nonetheless. Furious 7 was decent entertainment much in the same John Wick 2 was. You know what to expect, and the movie doesn’t disappoint. I think it’s actually overtaken the original Fast and the Furious, for my money.
What’s your favourite Fast and the Furious movie?