Family First: The Evolution of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Crew

Just in time for the 8th chapter, out this Friday.

When we met them, they were street racers with criminal leanings but good souls. They were tight-knit, and valued trust and loyalty above all else, but that never closed their hearts to allowing more within their fold, including those who came to them as enemies. For 16 years we’ve followed them around the globe, from Los Angeles to Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro back to L. A., and we’ve watched as they’ve evolved into a highly-trained para-military faction of adrenaline-addicted masterminds, but all the while, at their essence, they’ve remained the same thing:

Family.

I’m talking, of course, about the protagonists at the center of the greatest action franchise in cinema history, the Fast and Furious clan, whose eighth movie, The Fate of the Furious, opens this Friday in the US. And while box office receipts would seem to indicate that most of us are up to date with the folks and events involved, a little reminder never hurts, especially when there’s this much material to remember.

Fortunately, the fine folks at Burger Fiction have done the heavy lifting for you via this handy-dandy montage entitled “The Evolution of The Fast and the Furious” which in just shy of seven minutes traces the entire franchise and gets you completely … wait for it … up to speed.

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