Happy Fast and Furious Saturday! The countdown to the Fast X trailer continues today. On day 4, we’re taking a look back at Fast & Furious.

The fourth film in the franchise sees Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) back working for the FBI in Los Angeles. There he teams up with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Fast & Furious is the most forgettable and uninteresting flick in the franchise, in my opinion. But it was instrumental in kicking off the rest of the series. The film marks the first since the original Fast and Furious to star both Diesel and Walker. It essentially acted as a soft reboot for the action series, which only continued to get bigger and more unbelievable. (I mean that as a compliment.)

You can also point to this movie as the origin point for much of the franchise’s more melodramatic, soap opera-y moves. This movie kills off Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty (retconned), and brings back Sung Kang’s Han (who died in the last film). And that underground chase scene pretty much kicks off the Fast Saga’s commitment to giving every film a bigger, crazier car scene than the last. It also brings Gal Gadot into the Fast Family.

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

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 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.

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