Since the Furious 7 Blu-Ray is now available, I think it is time to give my ranking of the Fast and Furious franchise. There have been as you all know 7 films in the franchise so far. From racing down the streets of Los Angeles all the way to a car parking lot battle, the F&F franchise does not disappoint. So today, I am ranking the entire franchise built on speed from worst to best with all seven installments.
7. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Kicking off this ranking is the third film that totally takes place in Tokyo. Meaning The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Though this installment is the third in the series, it is supposed to take place after the events of Fast and Furious 6 and before Furious 7. And I haven't really watched this installment just yet. So since I haven't seen this one yet, I give it the lowest rating because I heard some good and some bad things about this entry in the franchise built on speed. But since I am a fan of said franchise, I will eventually watch F&F 3. So I give my respects to the only entry I haven't seen just yet.
6. The Fast and the Furious
Coming through to spot #6 is the one that started it all: The Fast and the Furious. It has a great introduction to Brian O'Conner, Dominic Toretto and his team. But reason for it being #6 is that it didn't have the amount of speed required for me. Though there were a bunch of heist moments throughout, this installment gives a solid need for speed at its best with a great intro to Dom Toretto and his team.
5. 2 Fast 2 Furious
Bringing it down to spot #5 is 2 Fast 2 Furious which further continues the adventures of key character Brian O'Conner. Though it introduces key characters such as Roman Pearce (played by Tyrese Gibson) and Tej Parker (played by Ludacris), 2 Fast 2 Furious does deliver us the same adrenaline speed power that the first film delivered. But it wasn't quite as best as some of the future installments were.
4. Fast and Furious
Next up in the fourth place is Fast and Furious. Don't be too confused with the first film. This is of course the fourth film in the franchise which brought us back to Dominic Toretto and his team who are the central characters in this entire franchise. It was totally better than the first film and it stepped up the game with the reigniting of the feud between Dom and Brian O'Conner (who was in love with his sister). New members of the cast include Batman v Superman's Gal Gadot who is a frequent ally to Vin Diesel and the team and a new villain played by John Ortiz while the original cast members returning were Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster from the first film.
3. Fast and Furious 6
Taking the third spot on the list is Fast and Furious 6. While the film delivers the same speed and agility earlier installments have, it also features a sequence where Dom and his crew brought down a massive tank while going head to head with villain Luke Evans and his team. But they also have a final showdown atop a moving airplane. While everyone returns to their roles from previous installments, Vin Diesel and his team prove that family can and will always be the best thing ever to realize having by your side.
2. Fast Five
At spot #2 is Fast Five. The film brings everything that the F&F franchise brought at its best with more action, more racing sequences and a kick-ass sequence featuring Vin Diesel taking on series newcomer Dwayne Johnson. The film also brought the team to a successful heist while carrying a whole vault down the streets of Rio while avoiding a villainous drug lord and his corrupt cops. Everything was brought to where it needed to go with characters returning from earlier films to the fastest climax ever put in the franchise.
1. Furious 7
And who could forget the #1 spot on this list? At #1 is none other than the most recent Furious 7. This film was originally set for a release in 2014. But production was halted due to the death of Paul Walker, who filmed a great majority of his scenes just before passing. But production went on with help from Walker's brothers to finish his scenes. Reason I chose this film to be #1 is because it was a great send off to Brian O'Conner and Paul Walker's involvement in the film franchise. And I sure hope that his brothers will continue to work on the film franchise as Brian O'Conner. So RIP Paul Walker.
And that is how I rank all seven films in the Fast and Furious franchise. How do you rank it? Which is your favorite film in the franchise? Let me know in the comments below.