In honor of the latest Fast & Furious release, which features the late Paul Walker in his last role, here's a quick look back over the series and how I rank the films.
The Fast and the Furious (Rob Cohen, 2001)
Dated, but a nice guilty pleasure.
2 Fast 2 Furious (John Singleton, 2003)
Sans Diesel, it's still one of my favorites.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Justin Lin, 2006)
Entertaining despite the lack of familiar faces.
Fast & Furious (Justin Lin, 2009)
The series starts to wear thin…
Fast Five (Justin Lin, 2011)
…before roaring back to life!
Fast & Furious 6 (Justin Lin, 2013)
Everything is turned up to 11 in the series' best entry yet.
Furious 7 (James Wan, 2015)
A fitting send-off for Walker.
Ranking & Ratings:
1. Fast & Furious 6 - B+
2. Fast Five - B
3. 2 Fast 2 Furious - B
4. The Fast and the Furious - B
5. Furious 7 - B
6. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - B-
7. Fast & Furious - B-