Open your gas cap and get ready to have an amazing naming convention on your tank because someone has collected the amazing Japanese launch titles for the Fast and Furious franchise. That’s right, folks. If you thought Universal lost the plot by naming movies in the Narrowly series after Fast five, you better buckle up.
As collected on Reddit, here are the Japanese launch titles of the nine Fast and Furious Films:
Fast and Furious (2001): Wild Speed
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): Wild Speed X2
Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006): Wild Speed X3: Tokyo Drift
Fast & Furious (2009): Wild Speed MAX
Fast Five (2011): Wild Speed MEGA MAX
Fast & Furious 6 (2013): Wild Speed: Euro Mission
Furious 7 (2015): Wild Speed: Mission in the Sky
Fate of the Furious (2017): Wild Speed: Ice Break
Fast & Furious Gifts: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Wild Speed: Super Combo
F9 (2021): Wild Speed: Jet Break
Is it just me, or do many of these titles sound like DLC for a Fast and Furious videogame? My personal favorites are Furious 7 (2015): Wild Speed: Mission in the Sky other Fast & Furious Gifts: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Wild Speed: Super Combo. That last one sounds like you have Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson as toys at a McDonald’s Happy Meal, doesn’t it? Want fries with your box office Behemoth burger?
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I guess it doesn’t matter what these movies are called, as long as they get cleaned up at the box office, right? From this moment, Q9: THE QUICK SAGA has earned more than $ 497 million worldwide since June 25. That’s an impressive number considering that many theaters are still closed in certain parts of the world, like Ontario, Canada. Oh, but I’m not bitter. Absolutely. It’s not like F9 It will be the first movie in the franchise that I won’t be able to see on the big screen or anything like that. Grumble, I grumbled. We’re going to perform together, huh, Ontario?
What do you think of the Japanese titles for the Fast and Furious franchise? Do you think Universal was wrong not to adopt these incredible titles? Do we need to rethink the way we name the sequels to our movies? Imagine buying a ticket to Indiana Jones and the old supercombo. That is a movie that I would reserve tickets for.