These Japanese movie titles for the franchise will bring joy
Open your gas cap and get ready to have an amazing naming convention in your tank because someone has put together the amazing Japanese release titles for the. Fast Furious franchise. It’s true, guys. If you thought Universal lost the plot about the name of the movies in the Fast series after Fast Five, you better get attached.
As collected on Reddit, here are the Japanese release titles for the nine Fast Furious movie theater :
The Fast and the Furious (2001): Savage Speed
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): Savage Speed X2
The Fast and the 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): Savage Speed: Euro Mission
Furious 7 (2015): Savage Speed: Heavenly Mission
Fate of the Furious (2017): Wild Speed: Ice Break
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Wild Speed: Super Combo
F9 (2021): Savage speed: Jet Break
Is it just me, or do so many of these titles sound like DLC for one Fast Furious video game? My personal favorites are Furious 7 (2015): Savage Speed: Heavenly Mission and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Wild Speed: Super Combo. The latter sounds like you have Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson as toys in a McDonald’s Happy Meal, doesn’t it? Fancy some fries with your Behemoth Burger Box Office?
I guess the name of these movies doesn’t matter, as long as they clean up at the box office, right? From now on, F9: The quick saga has earned more than $ 497 million worldwide since June 25. This is an impressive figure considering that many theaters are still closed in some parts of the world, like Ontario, Canada. Oh, but I’m not bitter. Not at all. It’s not like F9 will be the first movie in the franchise that I won’t see on the big screen or whatever. Growl, growl. Are we coming together, eh, Ontario?
What do you think of the Japanese titles for the Fast Furious franchise? Do you think Universal made a mistake in not adopting these amazing titles? Do we need to rethink the way we name our movie sequels? Imagine buying a ticket for Indiana Jones and the old super combo. This is a movie I would pre-order tickets for.