Fast & Furious was a movie. It has become a saga composed of multiple films. And contrary to what we imagine, the movies manage to reinvent themselves more or less every time, offering new heroes, unexpected twists and very bad villains...
What is the story?
It all starts with the first movie. On the one hand, there is the good guy with the cop Brian O'Conner and the bad guy, Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel. In the American way, it's a bit like the good and the bad. The scenario starts on a semblance of infiltration in the underground racing scene to discover who is the gang of drivers who rob truckers.
It's an open secret that the police are Dom's gang and Dom tries not to see that Brian is an undercover cop despite the big signals!
But very quickly, the film moves on to what evil really is. Although he robs banks, Toretto does it for certain reasons. Although they are not moral, Brian can hear them and is convinced. This is how he ends up siding with the people he was fighting against until then.
In the different sequels, we had everything. Some very good and some not so good. If the original remains unmatched, some other titles are quite close to it.
Take for example Fast and Furious 8 which tries to pay tribute to Brian O'Conner. The actor Paul Walker had passed away a few months earlier and the movie is a real tribute. That's when the actors really exploded, because they were a family. Both on screen and off, sticking together to get through it. It was the biggest box office hit of the franchise!
Of course, there are those we would rather forget, like Tokyo Drift, totally different from the others and chronologically not the third film.
Currently the Fast & Furious movie series is starting the release of its tenth opus. It is scheduled for 2023 and already looks to be a success at the box office.
It has to be said that as the films are released, the strategy has been refined. If the actors were relatively unknown in the first films, it is now a franchise in which you have to be if you are an actor of action films. After Vin Diesel, it's Dwayne Johnson who came in as a lumpy cop. Then Jason Statham. As much testosterone outside the vehicle as horses under the hood! To these muscular actors, we must add other big names like Ludacris or Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Elsa Pataky.
The Fast & Furious movies, available on Netflix?
No, the various films of the Fast & Furious franchise are not available on Netflix. They were available, for some, until 2021. On the other hand, for those who still want to watch car races related to the movies, there is the series. On the other hand, it is a cartoon. It is, honestly, well done and relatively faithful. You can't find them on Disney+ either.
On the other hand, good news, some movies are viewable with Prime. In June 2022, the first 7 movies were available.