While the nine ‘Fast and Furious‘ films unquestionably rank in the pantheon of cinematic extravaganza, the first picture was fortunate to have even one sequel.
Fast and Furious is a media brand built on a series of action flicks about illicit street racing, heists, spies, and family. Short films, television series, live shows, video games, and theme park experiences are all part of the brand. Universal Pictures is in charge of distribution.
The first film, Fast & Furious, was released in 2001, and it kicked off the original tetralogy of films about illegal street racing (2009). With Fast Five (2011), the series shifted to heists and spying and was followed by four sequels, the most recent of which, F9, was released in 2021. There are plans for a tenth and eleventh film, and the main films are collectively known as The Fast Saga.
The series has been a commercial success for Universal; it is the ninth highest-grossing film franchise, with a total gross of over $6 billion. The first four films garnered mixed to unfavorable reviews until the fifth and later films, which earned more mixed to positive reviews.
Fast & Furious has spawned a slew of different media, including rides at Universal Studios Hollywood, live performances, ads, and a slew of video games and toys. It is widely regarded as the vehicle that launched the careers of lead stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.