I for one strongly believe that The Fast and the Furious franchise is a staple of American automotive culture. In fact, I also consider The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift to be the finest installment of the series.
Not everyone agrees with me, however Someone who really doesn't agree with me is my coworker Sean Evans, The Drive's entertainment editor. So to settle the score, he and I took to our Facebook page this week to hold a live discussion as to whether the movies are quality or crummy.
Of course, several other members of the rest of the staff here at The Drive couldn't help but join in on the fun. By which I mean, they grilled me for more than 10 minutes and forced me to defend my love for the series in clear, concise terms. They also rang a bell every time they thought I said something dumb, because...well, just because.
But enough about me. How do you feel about the series exaggerated shifting and borderline-unrealistic car CGI? Do you have a favorite F&F movie, or do you straight-up dread them all equally? Do you think the turn away from street racing to international heists and crime have improved the films? And do you think the movies have helped cultivate automotive enthusiasm in any way?
Check out our video below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.