The most ridiculous problems in the Fast and Furious movies can be traced to the franchise’s insatiable thirst to perpetually one-up itself in every way imaginable. The globalization and commercialization of Hollywood’s major studios has fostered an environment that allows for massive financial resources to be dumped into making sure a sequel makes more money than its predecessor. And hey, who can really blame that logic? Who doesn’t want to make more money this year than you did last year? Unfortunately, no one bothers applying such logic to the actual films, hence this list of Fast and Furious logic fails.
“Trilogy” has a nice ring to it. For filmmakers, it’s the seemingly perfect entity to fully develop and execute a rich, thought-provoking dramatic arc or construct a complex mythology. But when a string of loosely connected movies goes far beyond that structure, you’re left with what could be nicely called a hot mess, such as the dumb decisions and library of things that make no sense in the Fast and Furious series.
Creative liberties aside, the list below contains some of the most fascinating Fast and Furious plot holes, character inconsistencies, illogical decisions, and just straight up ridiculous things throughout the franchise.
Deckard Shaw Wins for Most Frequent Flyer MilesPhoto: Furious 7 / Universal Pictures
What Ever Happened to Baby Leon?Photo: The Fast and the Furious / Universal Pictures
Why Not Take Just the Radio?Photo: Fast Five / Universal Pictures
Hobbs's Task Force Are Secretly Amazing MechanicsPhoto: Fast Five / Universal Pictures
A Yakuza Boss Takes Input from an American TeenagerPhoto: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift / Universal Pictures
How Does Cipher Get On And Off Of Her Plane HQ?Photo: The Fate Of The Furious / Universal Pictures