History YMMV / TheFastAndTheFurious

17th Sep '17 2:40:11 PM LittleBuster
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* JumpingTheShark: Scenes of action with a submarine in the eighth film have become this for many. Not that the series would look especially logical or serious before, but many said that after that the series simply can not be more stupid and amusing.
17th Sep '17 2:22:06 PM LittleBuster
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** Everytime Vin Diesel uses the word "Family."

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** Everytime Vin Diesel uses the word "Family.""Family" or educating other characters about TheBroCode.
3rd Sep '17 10:16:24 AM Cieloazul
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*** The eighth film backs up the interpretation that [[spoiler:both Deckard and Owen take family seriously. They're both loyal to their mother, and Deckard makes amends to Dom after he gives him the location of where Owen is being held.]]

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*** ** The eighth film backs up the interpretation that [[spoiler:both both Deckard and Owen take [[spoiler:take family seriously. They're both loyal to their mother, and Deckard makes amends to Dom after he gives him the location of where Owen is being held.]]



** Scott Eastwood's inclusion as Little Nobody in ''The Fate of the Furious'' has been met with controversy, as his character does little for the plot and instead eats screentime who would better used for other characters, in special his superior Mr. Nobody, played by the much more popular Creator/KurtRussell.

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** Scott Eastwood's inclusion as Little Nobody in ''The Fate of the Furious'' has been met with controversy, as his character does little for the plot and instead eats screentime who that would be better used for other characters, in special his superior Mr. Nobody, played by the much more popular Creator/KurtRussell.



* BrokenBase: The franchise's famous tendence to insert the events of every installment into a bigger picture in the next (often in a heavy-handed way or using {{Retcon}} in plenty) is considered both a sign of ingenuity on the writers's part ''and'' an inevitable source of controversial and unexpected plot twisting. The discussion reached its peak at the eight film, which puts a lot of effort to turn the irreedemable villains of the two previous films into heroic unwitting pawns at the expense of their characterization.

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* BrokenBase: The franchise's famous tendence to insert the events of every installment into a bigger picture in the next (often in a heavy-handed way or using {{Retcon}} in plenty) is considered both a sign of ingenuity on the writers's part ''and'' an inevitable source of controversial and unexpected plot twisting. twists. The discussion reached its peak at the eight film, which puts a lot of effort to turn the irreedemable villains of the two previous films into heroic unwitting pawns at the expense of their characterization.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Han in ''Tokyo Drift'', who during early test screenings scored a literal [[http://moveablefest.com/moveable_fest/2014/07/justin-lin-tokyo-drift.html 100 percent audience approval rating]], and who is arguably the reason the fourth, fifth and sixth movies exist as [[{{Interquel}} Interquels]].
** On the villains' side, the Shaw brothers count as this as arguably ''the'' most badass villains in the franchise. Probably helps that they're played by popular actors: Luke Evans and Creator/JasonStatham. To put this into more perspective: audiences marked out at the sixth movie's post-credits sequence when Deckard was shown as Han's murderer, while Owen serves as the villain for the ''Supercharged'' ride. [[spoiler:Their popularity no doubt helped contribute to their [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] and joining up with Dom's Team during the events of Fate of the Furious.]]

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Han in ''Tokyo Drift'', who during early test screenings scored a literal [[http://moveablefest.com/moveable_fest/2014/07/justin-lin-tokyo-drift.html 100 percent audience approval rating]], and who is arguably the reason the fourth, fifth and sixth movies exist as [[{{Interquel}} Interquels]].
** On the villains' side, the Shaw brothers count as this as arguably ''the'' most badass villains in the franchise. Probably helps that they're played by popular actors: actors like Luke Evans and Creator/JasonStatham. To put this into more perspective: perspective, audiences marked out at the sixth movie's post-credits sequence when Deckard was shown as Han's murderer, while Owen serves as the villain for the ''Supercharged'' ride. [[spoiler:Their popularity no doubt helped contribute to their [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] and joining up with Dom's Team during the events of Fate ''Fate of the Furious.Furious''.]]



* EvilIsCool: As mentioned above the Shaw brothers are considered ''the'' most badass villains in the franchise and are even considered among some of the best action movie villains in a long time.

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* EvilIsCool: As mentioned above above, the Shaw brothers are considered ''the'' the most badass villains in the franchise and are even considered among some of the best action movie villains in a long time.



** Creator/RondaRousey's fight scene in ''Furious 7'' was carefully written not to make her look bad, as she was at the time the UFC Women Bantamweight Champion, the most popular female MMA fighter in the world and even a potential Wrestling/{{WWE}} debutant. Mere months after the release of the film, she lost her championship to Holly Holm and her career never recovered.



** ''Fast 5'' being the entry which saw the franchise undergo a GenreShift from street racing to heist movie, when you remember that The Brazillian Job, the sequel to the ''[[Film/{{The Italian Job 2003}} The Italian Job]]'' remake, stuck in DevelopmentHell for years, was going to be set in Brazil. Further compounded by the fact ''The Italian Job'' had a [[MarketBasedTitle Market Based]] StockSubtitle of "L.A. Heist" & ''Fast 5'' had the MarketBasedTitle "Rio Heist" which led people to believe that the screenplay used for ''Fast 5'' was in fact the same script for The Brazillian Job reworked to fit the franchise.

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** ''Fast 5'' being the entry which saw the franchise undergo a GenreShift from street racing to heist movie, when you remember that The ''The Brazillian Job, Job'', the sequel to the ''[[Film/{{The Italian Job 2003}} The Italian Job]]'' remake, remake that was stuck in DevelopmentHell for years, was going to be set in Brazil. Further compounded by the fact ''The Italian Job'' had a [[MarketBasedTitle Market Based]] StockSubtitle of "L.A. Heist" & ''Fast 5'' had the MarketBasedTitle "Rio Heist" which led people to believe that the screenplay used for ''Fast 5'' was in fact the same script for The ''The Brazillian Job Job'' reworked to fit the franchise.



** There are news of a possible remake of ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' with Dwayne Johnson as Jack Burton...who was originally played by Kurt Russell, who appears in ''Furious 7'' alongside Johnson. We have the two Jack Burtons on the same movie now!

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** There are news of a possible remake of ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' with Dwayne Johnson as Jack Burton... who was originally played by Kurt Russell, who appears in ''Furious 7'' alongside Johnson. We have the two Jack Burtons on the same movie now!



* ItsPopularNowItSucks: As the franchise became more critically and commercially successful, it moved away from car culture and street-racing to heist-movies and spy thrillers, leaving a very vocal portion of the fanbase unhappy, believing that the cars and street-racing was the initial draw.

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* ItsPopularNowItSucks: As the franchise became more critically and commercially successful, it moved away from car culture and street-racing to heist-movies and spy thrillers, leaving a very vocal portion of the fanbase unhappy, believing that the cars and street-racing was were the initial draw.



** Some stunts in the sixth movie are hilariously over the top, even for this franchise. [[spoiler: It's hard to hold laughter when Dom crashes his car on the one side of the bridge so he can propel himself into the air to catch Letty, who just fell from the tank that flipped over. Not only Dom grabs Letty in mid-air but manages to change her trajectory so they both land on some car that just happened to be there. Of course neither of them are hurt.]]

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** Some stunts in the sixth movie are hilariously over the top, even for this franchise. [[spoiler: It's hard to hold laughter when Dom crashes [[spoiler:crashes his car on the one side of the bridge so he can propel himself into the air to catch Letty, who just fell from the tank that flipped over. Not only Dom grabs Letty in mid-air but manages to change her trajectory so they both land on some car that just happened to be there. Of course neither of them are hurt.]]



* NightmareFuel: From ''Fate'', a limo containing a Russian diplomat speeds around a corner, followed by [[spoiler:''hundreds of remotely-controlled cars'', clogging the streets of New York like a flood.]]

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From ''Fate'', a limo containing a Russian diplomat speeds around a corner, followed by [[spoiler:''hundreds of remotely-controlled cars'', clogging the streets of New York like a flood.]]



* OneSceneWonder: The shotgun-toting truck driver in the first film who successfully fights off the gang.

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The shotgun-toting truck driver in the first film who successfully fights off the gang.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: 7 would have been the perfect time to tie ''Film/BetterLuckTomorrow'' into the main series and strengthen ''Tokyo Drift's'' connection to the rest of the series, but the events of ''Tokyo Drift'' barely gets a mention and nothing in ''Better Luck Tomorrow'' is referenced. This might be accounted for by two changes in direction: Justin Lin not being on board, and of course, [[CharacterOutlivesActor Paul]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: 7 would have been the perfect time to tie ''Film/BetterLuckTomorrow'' into the main series and strengthen ''Tokyo Drift's'' connection to the rest of the series, but the events of ''Tokyo Drift'' barely gets get a mention and nothing in ''Better Luck Tomorrow'' is referenced. This might be accounted for by two changes in direction: Justin Lin not being on board, and of course, [[CharacterOutlivesActor Paul]].
1st Sep '17 5:19:31 AM dangerdan97
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** $327 million in the US is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but ''Furious 7'' made over ''$1 billion'' across the rest of the world, good enough to make it the ''fourth-highest grossing movie ever.'' The biggest market for the movie was China, where it is #1 all-time over there earning the equivalent of $337 million.

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** $327 million in the US is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but ''Furious 7'' made over ''$1 billion'' across the rest of the world, good enough to make it the ''fourth-highest grossing movie ever.'' ever'' at the time (it quickly dropped two spots to #6 later that same year). The biggest market for the movie was China, where it is #1 all-time over there earning the equivalent of $337 million.
1st Aug '17 9:19:06 PM Wuz
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** Playing the Tokyo Drift theme song when anything remotely resembling a drift is on screen.
28th Jul '17 11:54:53 PM Piterpicher
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** Deckard Shaw, played by a certified badass {{Jason Statham}} in his most PlayingAgainstType role yet, seems to be kind of a let down in the seventh movie. Yes, he has his badassery moments like tearing down half of a hospital [[spoiler: just to see his brother]], injuring Hobbs and [[spoiler: killing Han and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident making it to look like an accident]],]] all before going after Dom's crew. But after [[spoiler: Mose Jakande, the movie's ''other'' BigBad shows up,]] he gets sidelined into showing up for a couple scenes during each conflict Dom's crew got themselves into, [[spoiler: and the last act ultimately turns out to be mainly about Jakande's mercenaries, with Deckard just going after Dom and him alone without caring that his other friends are also equally responsible for crippling his brother.]] Sure, he gets his chance to shine in the movie, but after all that build up in the trailers as the ultimate badass out for Dom's crew's blood, seeing him got sidelined by [[spoiler: Jakande, who doesn't even show up in any trailer]], may put off some viewers. At least at the end of the movie [[spoiler: Deckard is still alive, while Jakande isn't, paving the way for him and his brother to return in the sequel and even [[HeelFaceTurn redeem themselves]].]]

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** Deckard Shaw, played by a certified badass {{Jason Statham}} Creator/JasonStatham in his most PlayingAgainstType role yet, seems to be kind of a let down in the seventh movie. Yes, he has his badassery moments like tearing down half of a hospital [[spoiler: just to see his brother]], injuring Hobbs and [[spoiler: killing Han and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident making it to look like an accident]],]] all before going after Dom's crew. But after [[spoiler: Mose Jakande, the movie's ''other'' BigBad shows up,]] he gets sidelined into showing up for a couple scenes during each conflict Dom's crew got themselves into, [[spoiler: and the last act ultimately turns out to be mainly about Jakande's mercenaries, with Deckard just going after Dom and him alone without caring that his other friends are also equally responsible for crippling his brother.]] Sure, he gets his chance to shine in the movie, but after all that build up in the trailers as the ultimate badass out for Dom's crew's blood, seeing him got sidelined by [[spoiler: Jakande, who doesn't even show up in any trailer]], may put off some viewers. At least at the end of the movie [[spoiler: Deckard is still alive, while Jakande isn't, paving the way for him and his brother to return in the sequel and even [[HeelFaceTurn redeem themselves]].]]
28th Jul '17 11:52:21 PM Piterpicher
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** On the villains' side, the Shaw brothers count as this as arguably ''the'' most badass villains in the franchise. Probably helps that they're played by popular actors: Luke Evans and JasonStatham. To put this into more perspective: audiences marked out at the sixth movie's post-credits sequence when Deckard was shown as Han's murderer, while Owen serves as the villain for the ''Supercharged'' ride. [[spoiler:Their popularity no doubt helped contribute to their [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] and joining up with Dom's Team during the events of Fate of the Furious.]]

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** On the villains' side, the Shaw brothers count as this as arguably ''the'' most badass villains in the franchise. Probably helps that they're played by popular actors: Luke Evans and JasonStatham.Creator/JasonStatham. To put this into more perspective: audiences marked out at the sixth movie's post-credits sequence when Deckard was shown as Han's murderer, while Owen serves as the villain for the ''Supercharged'' ride. [[spoiler:Their popularity no doubt helped contribute to their [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] and joining up with Dom's Team during the events of Fate of the Furious.]]
28th Jul '17 1:39:59 AM KingClark
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** $327 million in the US is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but ''Furious 7'' made over '''$1 billion'' across the rest of the world, good enough to make it the ''fourth-highest grossing movie ever.'' The biggest market for the movie was China, where it is #1 all-time over there earning the equivalent of $337 million.

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** $327 million in the US is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but ''Furious 7'' made over '''$1 ''$1 billion'' across the rest of the world, good enough to make it the ''fourth-highest grossing movie ever.'' The biggest market for the movie was China, where it is #1 all-time over there earning the equivalent of $337 million.



* VindicatedByHistory: Somewhat with ''2 Fast 2 Furious''. Though still considered a weak entry, its reputation has grown a bit over a few years mostly because of the tragic death of Paul Walker. It has caused some fans to look back at it a bit more fondly than when it was first released. Not to mention, many find it as a great intro for Roman who's become a big part in the franchise.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Somewhat with ''2 Fast 2 Furious''. Though still considered a weak entry, its reputation has grown a bit over a few years mostly because of the tragic death of Paul Walker. It has caused some fans to look back at it a bit more fondly than when it was first released. Not to mention, many find it as a great intro for Roman who's who has become a big part in the franchise.
21st Jul '17 8:42:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* EarWorm: "Act a Fool" from the second movie and "Tokyo Drift" from the third.

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"Act a Fool" from the second movie and "Tokyo Drift" from the third.
16th Jul '17 12:19:21 PM aksnitd
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** Cipher is played by Charlize Theron who is on a roll as an action hero. The trailers show her in full military gear. [[spoiler: She spends the entire movie pressing buttons on her undetectable plane and never participates directly in the action at any point.]]
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