Tokyo Drift, the third film in the Fast & Furious franchise, is initially thought to have failed, though it has still largely influenced the series. Now can the franchise bring another movie like this? (But not a sequel).
Filled with adventure and dangerous car racing, the film was released in theaters in the United States on 16 June 2006. It was directed by Justin Lin and the screenplay was written by Chris Morgan.
The first film of the series ‘The Fast and the Furious’ was released in 2001. It featured a normal car racing. Diesel was not present in its sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious. Like before, there was nothing special in it either. Although it was a start, today’s F9.
This was followed by Tokyo Drift, in which an attempt was made to show a new path completely out of the first two films. Many critics do not consider it a franchise installment. Actually the only reason behind this could be that it did not give any actor space in the previous installments and at the same time, it worked out of the line like a completely different storyline.
It was also the lowest-grossing Fast and Furious film of all time. But in later years, the Tokyo drift has been widely reused, and is now largely seen as a turning point for the series.
With the series coming to an end with the upcoming Fast and Furious 10, the Fast and Furious franchise will once again find itself at an asset point in the next few years.
But let us tell you that they already have plans to keep the franchise running with several spinoffs, such as last year’s ‘Fast and Furious Present: Hobbs and Shaw Offshoot’. As such a sequel, the franchise may benefit more from the Tokyo Drift-style installment.
Why so many ‘Fast & Furious’ Fans Love Tokyo Drift?
When Tokyo Drift was released, it faced considerable criticism. Despite the performances of Lucas Black and Sean Boswell, it was not appreciated as it had nothing to do with the characters and storylines from previous installments.
Nevertheless, there were prominent critical voices that championed Tokyo Drift, with Roger Ebert praising the film in its reviews, especially for the way it “used its Japanese locations to create a story about something faster than cars.” Does for. “
Despite this, Tokyo Drift introduced the series to two new characters, one was director Justin Lin and the other was Sung Kang, who played Han Lue in the film. Han gained global fame as his ever-cool (always hungry) racer driver.
‘Fast & Furious’ Needs Another Film Like Tokyo Drift (But Not Sequel) –
When the Fast & Furious franchise initially released its first film in 2001, no one believed that it would become such a big brand today. But with every sequel, it kissed the heights of success and today Fast & Furious up to 10.
The manner in which it heralded the action from normal street racing over time (from Fast Five in 2011) and then the Spy series.
So now the franchise has time to figure out a new film like Tokyo Drift because Fast Saga will come to an end after Fast & Furious 10.