Fast and Furious

The hubs had finished watching The Witcher on Netflix and was looking for another series type thing to start. He decided on watching The Fast and the Furious. Which got us on the conversation of just how many of these things have they made? The answer is ten. It’s called a decology when there are a ‘set of ten works that are connected, that can be seen as a single work or ten individual works’. Fast X (the 10th) was released earlier this year.

There are several movie franchises that have more than ten. Without looking it up – How many others can you name?

Wong Fei-hung has 123 in its series. Never heard of it.

We also got to talking about Paul Walker who died at age 40 in a speeding car crash after one of his charity events. He was filming Furious 7 at the time, and his brother, Cody, filled in for some of the final shots of the movie.  

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5 thoughts on “Fast and Furious”

  1. Sorry to be *that guy* but this is a bit wrong.

    Both “The Turbo Charged” and “Los Bandaleros” were stand-alone short films used as extras on DVD releases. The first is only 6 minutes long and the second is 20 minutes.

    You also left out “Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw” which is considered a film in the same universe/series.

    • Taco, yeah – I did a bit of research when writing this. I’ve personally maybe watched 1.5 of these movies – they’re too fast and too furious (ha!) for me. So with the limited amount I knew first-hand.. and my unwillingness to go ‘full throttle’ with the research, I’m sure I messed something up. I would’ve put $10 down to say that there are 10 official F&F movies, and I hesitated to post that pic with the 12 movie covers showing. But I wouldn’t be surprised to loose that $10 either. In any case – thanks for clarifying. 🙂

  2. The James Bond franchise is up to about 23 films. I guess you could/should also include the one CBS put on, “Casino Royale”, in the Fireside Theater or whatever back in the 50’s–but that had the character as Jimmy Bond, CIA.

    I do not think the spoof one with Peter Sellers et al. should be included; “Never Say Never Again” with Sean Connery should not be included either since that was a remake of “Thunderball” and was not really in the Bond universe.

    While there were 6 guys playing Bond (Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig), the movies were in the same universe, had recurring characters and sometimes themes, and based on the Ian Fleming books/short stories–or books written specifically for the Bond universe.

    There were about 8 or 9 Star Trek movies if you include the characters from the original series and the next generation but not the reboots.

    If you include TV, there was “Gun Smoke” that had many seasons.

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