It’s day 3 of celebrating the Fast and Furious franchise legacy, and you know what that means. It’s time to Tokyo Drift!

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift officially marks the third film in the franchise. But it’s sort of an outlier, as it doesn’t follow either Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) or Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). Instead, we track teenager Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) as he’s sent to live with his father in Japan. There his street racing hobby turns into a full-time obsession that leaves him crossing paths with the Yakuza – and more importantly, learning the power of the Tokyo Drift.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is often maligned as the franchise’s worst film. (Incorrect. The worst is definitely Fast & Furious, but I digress.) However, there’s no denying its impressive cultural impact (bringing “drifting” into the vernacular), or its impact on the franchise as a whole. 

This movie introduces Sung Kang as Han – a character so popular with fans, subsequent films in the franchise happen chronologically out of order, just so he could be resurrected after his untimely death. (Resurrected twice, arguably. I love this dumb action soap opera.)

And while this installment doesn’t focus on Dom or Brian, we do get a little cameo from Diesel at the end. All in all, it’s a fun ride. And if you don’t think drifting is cool, why are you even watching this franchise?

More ‘Fast and Furious’ Legacy Highlights

Universal Pictures is currently dropping special legacy trailers for each film in the Fast and Furious franchise, leading up to the reveal of the Fast X trailer. Here’s the highlights so far:

The Fast and the Furious legacy trailer

2 Fast 2 Furious legacy trailer

Fast X, the tenth film in the franchise, will premiere in May. 

Meanwhile, check back to THS for more Fast and Furious legacy trailers leading up to the debut of the Fast X trailer on February 10.

Oh, and feel free to validate Tokyo Drift in the comments below.

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