There is nothing set in stone on the earth of “Fast and Furious.” Anyone that dies can come again, and any villain can out of the blue turn out to be a part of Dominic Toretto’s household. Even if you assume you understand the historical past of the franchise, alongside comes a brand new film to recontextualize all of it, displaying what was occurring simply off digicam that adjustments all the things.
The franchise began actually enjoying round with its continuity in “Fast and Furious,” the fourth movie within the franchise. It was right here that Dom and Brian had been reunited after being aside for 2 motion pictures. More importantly, this film introduced again Han (Sung Kang) after his loss of life within the earlier movie, revealing that the franchise was not afraid to play out non-chronologically, with the following three movies serving as prequels to “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.”
By disregarding chronology and trusting the viewers to both sustain or simply ignore it and have enjoyable, “Fast and Furious” was in a position to introduce more and more ludicrous ideas and concepts. This timeline change is what unlocked the potential for the franchise to reinvent itself from being about unlawful automobile racing to turning into a brilliant spy franchise with stunts and plots as massive as “Mission: Impossible.”
The even greater magic trick, nevertheless, began with “Fast & Furious 6,” which launched the idea of recontextualizing earlier motion pictures to elucidate twists and turns. This is how Letty survived her obvious loss of life within the fourth film, or how Han’s seemingly random loss of life in “Tokyo Drift” gave the impression to be a homicide by the unhealthy man in “Furious 7.” (Except that is not what occurred. Han truly faked his loss of life with the intention to work for a secret company, however we simply did not find out about it till “F9.”)