The 8th edition of the Fast and Furious franchise, known as the Fate of the Furious, has been out for less than a month now. However, it has already captured the imagination of audiences around the world and boasts a return of over a billion dollars. This is a telling statement of just how popular the entire franchise is. F&F is considered mote iconic than the Alien and Predator editions and is seen as something along the lines of Harry Potter and Star wars. But what has made these predictions so hugely successful? Let’s take a look:
With Fast and Furious, the delivery is always on spot on. When Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) heads out to do some damage, then you know that there is going to be some serious action up ahead. There are twists and turns in Fast and Furious , but as a viewer ,you are glued to the screen, waiting for the action to unfold. Fast and Furious has pretty much stuck to the script right from the beginning, and that seems to have paid off pretty well.
Racial diversity of characters
Hollywood is not really a great place for diversity, but you have to admit that Fast and Furious came up with a balanced cast and stuck to it. As a result, the franchise retains the imagination of a changing world and remains one of the examples of how things should be done in a world rapidly embracing diversity. From Caucasians (Jason Statham) to Blacks (Tyrese Gibson) and Hispanics (Michelle Rodríguez), this franchise is all about inclusion and modern values.
Its plot is well-balanced
There are those movies that men don’t want to watch because there is too much ‘girl’ in them. On the other hand, there are movies that have too much action and blood, which is why women throw them out the window the moment the DVD arrives. Fast and Furious has not been that type of movie. It has a fine balance between action and romance, and that is the sort of a movie people want for a night out.
Fast and Furious has been with us for quite some time, and thee indicators so far are that it is not going anywhere. The death of Paul Walker seems to have generated even more interest in the movies and even catapulted the expectations of audiences around the world. With billions in box office gains, this is without a doubt one of the G.O.AT.