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"

2004 Playlist
  1. Ciara - 1,2 Step
  2. T.I. - Bring Em Out
  3. Usher - Burn
  4. Usher - Confessions
  5. Petey Pablo - Freak-A-Leak
  6. Nelly - Flap Your Wings
  7. Cassidy - Get No Better
  8. Ciara - Goodies
  9. Lloyd - Hey Young Girl
  10. J-Kwon - Hood Hop
  11. Cassidy - Hotel
  12. New Edition - Hot 2 Nite
  13. JoJo - Leave (Get Out)
  14. Mario - Let Me Love You
  15. Destiny’s Child - Lose My Breath
  16. ATL - Make It Up With Love
  17. Nina Sky - Move Your Body
  18. D12 - My Band
  19. Omarion - O
  20. Ashanti - Only U 
  21. Jarvis - Radio
  22. Twista/Kanye West/Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz
  23. Destiny’s Child - Soldier
  24. LLoyd/Ashanti - Southside
  25. Ludacris - Splash Waterfalls
  26. Lil Flip - Sunshine
  27. O'Ryan - Take It Slow
  28. J-Kwon - Tipsy
  29. Mase - Welcome Back
  30. Usher - Yeah

My top 30 songs of 2004. Still so many good songs. Please feel free to reblog and add your favorite songs if not listed. Songs are clickable. Enjoy!