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We’re less than a week away from the new Fast and Furious movie and it’s hard to believe the franchise is stronger than ever as it heads into its eighth entry. You read that right. The Fast and the Furious movies have reached their eighth entry and are bringing in more money and critical acclaim than ever before. With the most recent film, Furious 7, cracking $1.5 billion worldwide and Vin Diesel teasing The Fate of the Furious as the beginning of a brand new trilogy, it’s clear that these films aren’t going anywhere.
The ride to this kind of wild success has been a blast for fans, but to outsiders, the popularity is nothing short of baffling. How did this third-string street racing movie become the thing your friends couldn’t stop talking about? We can’t deny, it’s been a very strange journey, but if you’re a newcomer to the NOS powered blockbuster franchise, we’ve got you covered. To get you up to speed, here are 15 Things Newcomers Should Know About The Fast And Furious Movies.