Fast & Furious 9 has been pushed back to April 2021. That’s a long wait to find out what’s next for Dom’s family, and to finally learn how Han survived Deckard Shaw’s assassination attempt. It’s also a long time to wait to see the next evolution of the franchise’s trademark outlandish set pieces… set pieces which will surely reach new (ahem) heights when the Fast franchise goes to outer space, which is sounding more and more likely lately.
This series began in relatively straightforward fashion with a simple Point Break style plot in The Fast & the Furious. There was some impressive stunt driving and a few grappling guns but otherwise the proceedings were mostly plausible. From there, however, every successive entry upped the ante, adding ever more improbable tech, stunts and plot twists. Just a few examples include Owen Shaw’s ridiculous flip car, Brian running up the side of a falling bus, and Letty’s soap opera amnesia.
At this point the gang that started as simple thieves and street racers has now engaged in high-speed battles with helicopters, a tank, a drone, a submarine and a cyborg. They’ve stolen hundreds of millions of dollars, become folk heroes wherever they went and been on both sides of covert government operations. One might say it’s been a wild ride. And again, outer space might be next.
To tide you over until the next installment drops in 2021, we’ve put together a gallery of the most ridiculous stunts, silliest plot threads, and inexplicable character choices from all nine movies so far, including the latest spinoff, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. We’ll just ignore Fast & Furious Crossroads…