Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: Fast & Furious Films
Close but no cigar: 2 Fast, 2 Furious, Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift
5 – Fast & The Furious 7
The film had to deal with Walker’s untimely death and it does it well using bleeding edge effects work, stunt doubles and a tweaked story to give him a fitting send off. Whilst it’s not the strongest outing the ending is pitch perfect. Oh it also introduced Kurt Russell to the franchise. Winning.
4 – The Fast & The Furious
The original is still a good film, even if it bears no resemblance to what the franchise has become. Made Vin a viable action star and a name out of Paul Walker.
3 – The Fate Of The Furious
Bringing Statham back to duel with the Rock, introducing a new villain and bringing in Helen Mirran – the franchise feels more comfortable now it doesn’t have to deal with the passing of it’s major star. Eastwood makes a good addition also.
2 – Fast & Furious 6
With The Rock on board along side the good guys (well the mostly good guys) the action ramps up, as does the thrills and excitement. It’s not Shakespeare but it’s top draw blockbuster.
1 – Fast 5
The Rock joins the franchise, the team are back together and the franchise tilts from being about car racing to something more akin to the Expendables meets Oceans 11. The vault sequence still rates as a franchise high.