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My Ranking of the Fast and the Furious Film Series

After watching all eight Fast and the Furious movies with @craniumhurricane over the last month, I’ve finalized my current rankings of the series. These could change once the next two come out, but that’s a couple years off. For now, here’s my completely biased opinion. Han and Gisele forever!!

Other Rankings: Quentin Tarantino

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Reasons why you should watch the Fast & Furious movies!

It’s NOT just “fast cars” and “scantily-clad girls”

If you want more in-depth view of diversity and strong female character presence in this franchise, check out my two posts below:

And make sure to go watch the movies! GO!

And watch all the behind the scenes, watch how they make the movies, listen to the director/writer commentaries!

BONUS! Even the directors are diverse in race

  • Rob Cohen - white - Fast 1
  • John Singleton - african american - Fast 2
  • Justin Lin - asian - Fast 3,4,5,6
  • James Wan - asian - Fast 7

This franchise is proof that action films can just as easily give great representation and focus on character relationships!

Take this quote from Justin Lin, director of Fast 3,4,5,6

“We can go around the world and do these crazy stunts and scope and everything but ultimately it’s to service the journey home” 

Or the quote from Chris Morgan, writer of Fast 3,4,5,6,7

“The overriding theme of this franchise has always been about family - when it really comes down to is the people around you, and it is the place that you call home" 

And even despite the tragic passing of founding member Paul Walker, the cast and crew behind the franchise is determined to continue the films not only in his honor because of his passion for the franchise but also because they know how important representation and diversity is for future generations - as actor Tyrese Gibson puts it:

There’s no way [Paul] would want the franchise to shut down because the movie is successful for a reason. If you all could just show up and look at somebody in the movie that you identify with then the global impact of the movie must continue on behalf of the franchise"

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Furious 7 was just brilliant. Anyone who has been a fan of the series will not be disappointed. The action is honestly unbelievable, and the new film truly elevated everything. The true message of each of these films has always been about family and that does not change in the new installment. I can not express how bittersweet this one is. Seeing Paul Walker play Brian O’Connor one last time will gut you, and the last scene is breathtaking. “I live my life a quarter mile at a time, and you do too. That’s why we’re brothers. No matter where you are, whether it’s a quarter mile away or halfway across the world, you’ll always be with me, and you’ll always be my brother.” - Dominic Toretto

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Fate of the Furious Red Carpet Live Stream Presented By IGN

If you missed Saturday’s Live Stream of the #F8 World Premiere Red Carpet, then you can re watch and catch interviews with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez - plus Charlize Theron, Jason Stathom, Ludacris, and the whole crew.

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“Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be.”

   – Damon Salvatore [The Vampire Diaries]

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“We shaped that damn thing —me, (and actors) Paul (Walker), Vin (Diesel) and Jordana (Brewster),

I’m proud we were a multicultural cast doing something other than being the gangster or whatever other stereotypes there are. We broke the mould and set a new tone.

Our globalized society is brown, yellow and every other colour of the spectrum. I’m proud to be part of a franchise that celebrates that.“

- Michelle Rodriguez

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