If you had to show someone the work of Rob Cohen the fast and the furious and Justin Lin F9 In a row, they’d wonder what the hell happened between a mid-budget thriller that follows a gang of thieves who steal DVD players and a $200 million epic that sent a car into outer space, and the shortest answer you could give them is probably fast five.
2009 Fast and Furious may have served as a catalyst by bringing back the original quartet and giving Lin more scope to show off her action chops, but it was the fifth installment in the franchise that set the template for what the quick saga would finally convert; a beloved series of absurd blockbusters that threw logic and common sense out the window in the name of big, dumb fun.
Any self-respecting property with an eye on longevity needs to adapt and evolve, something fast five took to heart by significantly upping both the budget and the ante, with the addition of Dwayne Johnson’s self-proclaimed “Viagra franchise” proving to be a masterstroke, comfortably standing as one of the best films in the series over a decade later. .
overwhelming love for fast five has also spilled over onto the streaming charts, with FlixPatrol naming the gloriously over-the-top intro to the new era of Fast and Furious as one of the most-watched titles on the global Prime Video charts this weekend. He raised the bar and set the standard for what Dominic Toretto and family were capable of, and things have gotten more wonderfully wacky ever since.