These Japanese Movie Titles For The Franchise Will Spark Joy
Open your gas cap and prepare to have an incredible naming convention poured into your tank because someone collected the incredible Japanese release titles for the fast furious franchise. That’s right, friends. If you thought Universal had lost the idea of naming movies in the Quickly series after Fast Fiveyou better buckle up.
As collected on Reddit, here are the Japanese release titles for all nine fast furious movies:
The Fast and the Furious (2001): Wild Speed
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): Wild Speed X2
Fast and 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: Celestial Mission
Fate of the Furious (2017): Wild Speed: Ice Break
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Wild Speed: Super Combo
F9 (2021): Wild Speed: Jet Break
Is it just me, or do a lot of these titles feel like DLC for a fast furious video game? My personal favorites are Furious 7 (2015): Wild Speed: Celestial Mission and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Wild Speed: Super Combo. The latter looks like Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson as toys in a McDonald’s Happy Meal, doesn’t it? Want fries with your Box Office Behemoth Burger?
I guess the name of these movies doesn’t matter, as long as they clean up the box office, right? From this moment, F9: the fast saga has earned over $497 million worldwide since June 25. This is an impressive number considering that many cinemas are still closed in some parts of the world, places 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 anything. Growl, growl. Let’s agree, huh, Ontario?
What do you think of the Japanese titles for the fast furious franchise? Do you think Universal made a mistake by not adopting these amazing titles? Do we need to rethink how we name our movie sequels? Imagine buying a ticket to Indiana Jones and the old super combo. This is a movie I would pre-order tickets for.