Fast and the Furious has by far the best car racing scenes ever filmed, as well as the best cars and these can guys certainly drive them. It does not contain any of the intrigues similar to Mission Impossible; it does not dazzle us with special effects of impending doom like Armageddon nor is it another Gone in Sixty Seconds where all they did was steal cars. Here we have a great story that takes us into the world where people live life "a quarter of a mile at a time" without needing all the frou-frou aforementioned. And while there were not as many race scenes as you would expect, almost every shot is filled with cars and lots of them.
Over the years the Fast and the Furious franchise has earned a massive following, filling viewers with a rush of adrenaline leaving you with the feeling and need to race. Everybody I have talked to has said the same thing; Fast and the Furious carries this crazy adrenaline rush and it imparts that its viewers. My mother is a big fan of the Fast and the Furious franchise, most probably due to her love of fast cars and driving fast. It is no wonder that the exit polls for this film were around 65-70% under the age of 21. This film allows the audience, no matter the age, to lose themselves in a film that does stunts and tricks normal people can’t necessarily do in real-life. We are basically living one of our wildest dreams, going 140 miles an hour while simultaneously shooting NOS through your vehicle.
F&F 8: The Fate of the Furious (2017)