Trailer Alert – The Fate of the Furious
In what seems like an eternity since the last “Fast” movie, last night, the new trailer dropped….AND IT’S GLORIOUS.
WHAT. IN. THE. BLUE. HELL! Dom turned on the gang?! (More on heel turns later) It can’t be true. I don’t want it to be true. But I love it anyway! THIS is the way you keep the series fresh. Listen, I don’t go to my dvd collection of every Fast and Furious movie for deep and intricate plots or Daniel Day-Lewis type of immersion acting. I go to it for fast fun with cars, girls and a killer soundtrack–Something every Fast and Furious movie delivers on. Is it a bonus that they found a way to up the ante? Sure it is, but let’s be perfectly clear, this movie was going to be awesome no matter what. Three movies, or so, ago, they delivered a shot of adrenaline to the franchise in the form of a 6’5″ Samoan ball of charisma named Dwayne Johnson. And I feel like this movie is the sweet spot for his story arc. He brings balance to plot. Because, lets face it, if The Rock wasn’t there and Dom turned on his crew (with no Paul…RIP) they wouldn’t stand a chance, and the movies would be a little far-fetched. I do realize I just used “far-fetched” to describe a hypothetical plot when in the actual movies characters jump supercars from one skyscraper to the next via windows. I do realize that.
So, Dom turns bad and in return Kurt Russel sends for Jason Statham to join the gang after he and the rock escape maximum security prison. Everyone knows that the best part of pro wrestling is your favorite superstar going to the dark side and turning heel. The only thing close to as satisfying to a baby face heel turn, is a heel baby face turn. Which is exactly what is happening with the Transporter, Jason Statham. Black is white! Night is day! Our pets heads’ are falling off! Chaos in Fast and Furious land and I love it.
The rest of the trailer is high octane fun, with nuclear subs, tanks, wrecking balls and fast cars. The rest of the gang is back for this one too: Roman, Letty, Tej and even the Mother of Dragon’s secretary! Stacked cast, but…is it too much to ask to bring back these guys…
Get out the freeze chamber and put me down until this movie hits theaters!
DAMN, DOM. YOU COLD AS ICE!