Your Fast and Furious Guide To The Fast and Furious Franchise

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Your Fast and Furious Guide To The Fast and Furious Franchise

Five films worth of testosterone-laced, adrenaline-packed action—and sometimes senseless non-action—all distilled into a roughly five-minute, memory-refreshing rundown. (You’re welcome.)

Is it a sequel? Not really (technically it would come last in the franchise—see below)

Buckle up! You’re going to: Tokyo

Who’s out? Everyone, unless you count Diesel’s measly little uncredited cameo at the end

Who’s back? No one

Who’s new—and noteworthy? Director Justin Lin; Sung Kang (Han)

Who’s just new? Sean Boswell (Lucas Black); Twinkie (Bow Wow); DK (Brian Tee); Neela (Nathalie Kelly)

The 10-second synopsis: Sean, a troubled American teen, is sent to live with his hardass dad in Tokyo, where he goes deep into the city’s drifting scene. Barely-memorable races and chases (and the requisite love triangle) ensue.

Please note (for continuity’s sake): Don’t ignore the introduction of fellow racer Han, who dies here—making the next three movies in which he appears turn out to be oddly placed (but seemingly contemporary?) prequels.

Critics said: “A muscle car showroom disguised as a movie.” (Rolling Stone) “Who cares about the finesse move of drifting, compared to going fast?” (San Francisco Chronicle) A "vacuous non-event." (Time Out London)

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