Breaking with the action movie formula, these franchises usually peter out with a whimper. Not the Fast & Furious movies. In a bizarre twist of fate, the series somehow turned jumping the shark into a franchise jumpstart. What began as an idiotic ode to street racing transformed into franchise about international vehicular espionage in Fast Five and that stupid left turn somehow dramatically improved the series. As the title implies, the Fast & Furious movies were always pretty dumb, but after director Justin Lin took over for Tokyo Drift they became almost transcendently idiotic.