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Summary

  • The first few
    Fast & Furious
    movies establish key character dynamics with funny moments.
  • The
    Fast Saga’s
    over-the-top action scenes lead to humorous reactions from the cast.
  • The franchise balances humor with implausible action, creating enjoyable entertainment.


As the stunts get more ridiculous and the supporting cast expands, the Fast & Furious franchise gets more funny scenes from the impossibility of the action and a wider variety of character dynamics. However, some of the Fast Saga’s funniest scenes are from the first few movies, when relationships that will be important throughout the franchise are established. Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) have a friendly but competitive relationship from the beginning that creates many funny moments.

Likewise, Brian’s friendship with Roman (Tyrese Gibson) has a comedic streak, as well as Roman’s interactions with Tej (Ludacris) in the later movies. On the other hand, some of the car stunts and exchanges during the action sequences are so ridiculous that there is no option left but to laugh out loud. What the Fast Saga lacks in realism it makes up for in enjoyable entertainment, and the characters’ amusing reactions to the dangerous situations they find themselves in are a huge part of this.


Movie

Release Date

The Fast and the Furious

2001

2 Fast 2 Furious

2003

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

2006

Fast & Furious

2009

Fast Five

2011

Fast & Furious 6

2013

Furious 7

2015

The Fate of the Furious

2017

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

2019

F9

2021

Fast X

2023



10 Roman & Han Loose The Subway Fight

Fast & Furious 6

While they are chasing after Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman and Han (Sung Kang) get into a fight with Jah (Joe Taslim), another member of Owen Shaw’s (Luke Evans) team, who overpowers them both. It seems like just another hand-to-hand combat scene characteristic of the franchise. However, midway through the fight, it is clear that Roman and Han are both getting tired.

In an easy-to-miss moment, they are both lightly pushing each other forward to take another shot at the guy. When their opponent finally runs off, Roman tells Han: “No one needs to know about this. No one.” Han breathlessly nods. It is not the cleverest or most outrageous bit of humor in the franchise, but it is a good way to break up the monotony of action scenes that are all very similar. This is especially true when most of Dom’s family seem to be experts who never lose a fistfight.


9 Hobbs & Shaw Trash Talk

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Johnson and Statham’s acting is what makes the comments in this scene work, as they are both completely deadpan, no matter how immature they sound.


The entire premise of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is based around Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) being forced to work together, resulting in more than two hours of insulting banter. It becomes stale after a while, which is why one of their best scenes is when they are initially paired up. Hobbs and Shaw have some moments of mocking each other in The Fate of the Furious, but in the first “trash-talking” scene of their spinoff, they indulge in a barrage of completely over-the-top insults.

Johnson and Statham’s acting is what makes the comments in this scene work, as they are both completely deadpan, no matter how immature they sound. Their dynamic is also likely why the Fast & Furious producers realized a spinoff about these two characters would work in the first place. Even though most of their conversations are completely juvenile, Hobbs and Shaw’s relationship creates many funny, fan-favorite moments.


8 Brian & Roman Argue About Monica

2 Fast 2 Furious

Later in the franchise, most of Roman’s jokes and quippy interactions are with Tej, while Brian’s screen time is taken up by his relationships with Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Dom. However, in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Roman’s first movie in the franchise and Brian’s only one without the Toretto family, Brian and Roman’s dynamic is one of the most important parts of the plot. As friends who have known each other since high school, they constantly make fun of one another for the audience’s amusement.


In 2 Fast 2 Furious, the pair work with Monica (Eva Mendes), an undercover U.S. Customs Service agent, to arrest a drug lord. Brian and Roman have a funny back-and-forth arguing over whether Brian was “checking her [Monica] out,” with a cut that suggests the argument has gone on for a while before Brian admits to it and tells Roman to shut up. The joke would have aged better if Monica had a larger role in the franchise, but it at least defines Brian and Roman’s relationship.

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7 Roman & Tej Get The Same Car

Fast Five

Roman and Tej both return after 2 Fast 2 Furious when Dom, Brian, and Mia recruit them for a high-stakes heist in Fast Five. This is when Roman’s interactions with Brian are largely replaced by those with Tej. At one point in the movie, when the team is discussing what they will do with their share of the money, Tej says he wants to open his own garage. Roman scoffs at this, as he plans to go on a spending spree.


In Fast Five’s ending, Roman comes to Tej’s garage to brag about his new car, claiming that “there are only four of those cars in the whole world,” and he owns the “only one in the Western Hemisphere.” However, Tej rips the rug out from under Roman when a pair of women drive up in the same car, which belongs to Tej. In the first Fast & Furious movie where there is a big focus on Roman and Tej’s friendship, this is an entertaining way to demonstrate the lengths they will go to in order to one up each other.

6 Roman’s Orange Lamborghini

The Fate Of The Furious


A huge joke among the whole cast in The Fate of the Furious is over Roman’s love for a bright orange Lamborghini. Roman spots the car in the FBI’s garage and argues that he could use it for the mission because of “reverse psychology. Dom will never see it coming.” Little Nobody (Scott Eastwood) hilariously snaps back: “It’s neon orange. The International Space Station will see it coming.” However, Roman gets his wish later when Little Nobody says they can take whatever car they want for the final chase.

The reason the joke is great is that it gets even more mileage during this final chase, where Letty makes fun of Roman when the car spins out of control on the ice. When Roman demands to know why everyone is shooting at him, Tej blames the car as well. This is before the Lamborghini is lost to the icy waters, bringing one of Roman’s best recurring jokes to a tragic end.


5 Brian “Almost Had” Dom

The Fast And The Furious

Brian and Dom’s friendly rivalry is established the first time they race. Brian loses (of course), but their exchange afterward is less expected and amusing. Despite losing, Brian is hilariously grinning ear to ear, confusing everyone around him. When Dom asks why he is smiling, Brian proudly responds: “I almost had you.” Everyone there either laughs or cheers. It is a small moment of trope subversion because people would expect Brian to be frustrated after losing.


However, it also establishes a long-running joke in the series of Brian’s determination to beat Dom in a race. It leads to another funny moment in Fast Five where a casual bet leads to an impromptu race, in which Dom lets Brian win, so the extra money will go to Brian and Mia’s unborn child. Brian is once again thrilled until the others inform him that it isn’t real. Therefore, this comedic moment in the first movie helps establish one of the franchise’s best recurring gags and best relationships.

4 Roman Isn’t In Interpol’s Top 10 Most Wanted

The Fate Of The Furious


Another humorous moment surrounding Roman in Fate of the Furious is his disappointment at not making Interpol’s list of the top 10 most wanted people in the world. Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) informs the main crew that they have all made the top 10 list, except for Roman, who came in at number 11. Roman is infuriated by this when Letty, Hobbs, Tej, and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) all rank above him.

Roman’s general anger about the situation is funny, but the beat comes back at the perfect moment during the final fight. After taking down the people shooting at him, Roman pauses for a second, before saying: “Number 11 my a**.” It is a good bit of internally referential humor that is not overplayed because Roman is the only person who hears himself say this. It is also a good way to bring comedy to the increasing stakes of the Fast Saga, where the main cast are international criminals who are always wanted for something or other.


3 “Cars Don’t Fly”

Furious 7

Dom jumping between skyscrapers is hands down, one of the most ridiculous scenes in the Fast Saga. It is also the moment that best captures how out of control the series has become, rivaled only by Roman and Tej going into space. However, the comedy of the skyscraper car jump moment combines with the impossible stunt for a laugh-out-loud effect — whether it is because of the dialogue or how ludicrous the whole thing is.


Brian is (mostly) used to Dom’s stunts by now, but he is still screaming that “cars don’t fly” at Dom right before they take off. The writers set this comment up earlier in the movie when Brian says the same thing to his son, after the toddler throws a toy car. It’s even funnier in the context of Brian’s boat jump in 2 Fast 2 Furious, which freaked out Roman at the time.

2 Shaw Takes Care Of The Baby (While Fighting)

The Fate Of The Furious


Dom’s family forgives Deckard Shaw remarkably fast, making him a new family member in record time in Fate of the Furious. If anything cements this newfound trust, it is Dekcard and his brother teaming up to save Dom’s infant son from Cipher (Charlize Theron) at the end of the movie. Oddly, Shaw saving the baby from the plane is also one of the funniest scenes in the Fast Saga.

While fighting his way through Cipher’s men, Shaw occasionally takes breaks to check on the baby, who is happily listening to music, thanks to Shaw positioning headphones on him before starting. The cute comments and the baby’s perfect reactions contrasting with the action are hilarious. This scene proves that humor is the best way to redeem a Fast & Furious villain — there are likely going to be some funny and awkward interactions every time they ally with a former enemy anyway.


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1 Hobbs Breaks His Cast & Arrives At The Fight

Furious 7

As ridiculous as it is (probably the most ridiculous scene of the franchise that doesn’t involve a car), Hobbs is completely straight-faced when he breaks his own arm cast.


The Rock always brings over-the-top energy to the Fast Saga as Hobbs, resulting in some scenes where his muscleman persona is so outrageous it becomes comedic, due to his ability to seamlessly blend action and humor. As ridiculous as it is (probably the most ridiculous scene of the franchise that doesn’t involve a car), Hobbs is completely straight-faced when he breaks his own arm cast. He is just as sincere when he tells Letty: “I am the cavalry.”

As the action becomes more implausible in the Fast & Furious franchise, the only way to keep the tone balanced is for the characters to be cavalier about their circumstances and constantly make jokes about them. Johnson is one of the best actors to do this, which is why Hobbs’ return in Fast X is a good thing. He and the rest of the cast will doubtlessly continue to play hilarious moments in Fast 11 and beyond.


  • The Fast and the Furious Movie Poster

    The Fast And The Furious

    The first film in the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fast and the Furious introduces Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), an undercover cop tasked with infiltrating Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) gang of street racers in order to investigate a string of vehicular heists. Falling in love with both Toretto’s sister and the world of street racing, O’Conner finds his sense of duty strained to the limit by loyalty to his newfound friends. 

    Director
    Rob Cohen

    Release Date
    June 22, 2001

    Writers
    Gary Scott Thompson , David Ayer , Erik Bergquist

    Cast
    Jordana Brewster , Michelle Rodriguez , Rick Yune , Vin Diesel , Paul Walker

    Runtime
    106 minutes

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious Movie Poster

    2 Fast 2 Furious

    2 Fast 2 Furious is the second film in the Fast and Furious franchise, and stars Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson as Brian and Roman, two friends who take an assignment on behalf of the U.S. Government to expunge their criminal records. When the FBI approaches Brian O’Conner due to his street racing skills displayed in the first film, he is offered the chance to erase his criminal record if he can capture nefarious cartel boss Carter Verone.

    Director
    John Singleton

    Release Date
    June 5, 2003

    Writers
    Gary Scott Thompson , Michael Brandt , Derek Haas

    Cast
    Paul Walker , Tyrese Gibson , Eva Mendes , Cole Hauser , Ludacris , Thom Barry

    Runtime
    108 Minutes

  • Fast Five Poster

    Fast Five

    The fifth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast Five continues the Fast Saga in a high-octane thrill ride. When Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner’s (Paul Walker) gang become international fugitives, they are hunted by Luke Hobbs, an agent of the DSS. They also fall foul of a Brazillian drug lord, deciding to perform a heigh-stakes heist in order to steal $100 million from him.

    Release Date
    April 29, 2011

    Runtime
    130 Minutes

  • Fast and Furious 6

    The sixth movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast & Furious 6 continues the Fast Saga after the events of Fast Five. Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang of international fugitives are offered pardons to help DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) apprehend Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). After learning that Shaw’s plans involve a link to Dom’s past, the gang find that the stakes are even higher than they ever could have imagined.

    Release Date
    May 24, 2013

    Writers
    Chris Morgan

    Runtime
    130 minutes

  • Furious 7

    The seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), and their found family of street racing criminals as they’re enlisted by the mysterious Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) to help save the world. When a cyberterrorist (Djimon Hounsou) threatens to steal the powerful hacking program known as God’s Eye, the Fast Family race into action in a high-octane thrill ride in order to stop him. 

    Release Date
    April 3, 2015

    Writers
    Chris Morgan

    Runtime
    2h 20m

  • fate-furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    The eighth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate Of The Furious follows the continued adventures of Dom Toretto. Entangled with loan sharks and cyberterrorists, Dom is forced to get back on the race track to protect his family and loved ones.

    Director
    F. Gary Gray

    Release Date
    April 14, 2017

    Writers
    Chris Morgan

    Runtime
    136 minutes

  • Hobbs and Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw unites the unlikely duo of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw in the Fast Saga’s first spinoff movie. The titular anti-heroes don’t cross paths with Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto this time. Instead, they fight Idris Elba’s artificially enhanced super soldier Brixton Lore with the help of Shaw’s sister Hattie and mother Magdelene, played by Vanessa Kirby and Helen Mirren, respectively.

    Director
    David Leitch

    Release Date
    August 2, 2019

    Writers
    Chris Morgan

    Cast
    Jason Statham , Teresa Mahoney , Idris Elba , Eddie Marsan , Dwayne Johnson , Eiza Gonzalez , Vanessa Kirby , Joe Anoa’i

    Runtime
    133 minutes




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