In preparation for the Blu-ray release of yet another movie combining F-words and numbers, the gang at Screen Junkies dedicated this week’s Honest Trailer to The Fate of the Furious, the 8th installment in the franchise that is just as dumb, yet not as insulting as Transformers. Amazing to think, based on the last few films in this series, what they have become, but this franchise started with street racing criminals with a cop who had to infiltrate the gang… so basically Point Break with cars. Now the Furious squad has essentially outfit-less superheroes, even narrator Jon Bailey calls them “meta-humans,” and when they’re not speed racing, they’re being given super GI-Joe style government operations… yeah, I’m apparently one of the only ones who just can’t find the fun here. And when I say only ones, I mean it… this movie made $1.2 billion worldwide.
The Fast and Furious franchise isn’t what it used to be. While that may not be so bad, it is always looking for new and inventive ways to outdo themselves. Except, they may be running out of ideas here on earth. There has been speculation that Dom and his crew could head to space. How they achieve that is yet to be seen. But they may need to find a new director considering F. Gary Gray may not return to helm a Fast and Furious film for the second time. Check out what he has to say and the possibility of heading out into space, below.
The Fate Of The Furious Director: F. Gary Gray Screenwriter: Chris Morgan Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren Distributor: Universal Pictures Rated PG-13 | 136 Minutes Release Date: April 14, 2017
With each new installment of the Fast and Furious franchise comes a new definition of fun. That is especially true for The Fate of the Furious. For nearly a decade Dom and his family have gone through the perils of street racing, heists, and avenging a fallen family member. And though it has reinvented itself to stay fresh and contemporary, one thing about the franchise remains true: it’s all about family. But the strength of that bond will be put to the test when an act of betrayal forces Dom to cross everyone he knows and go on a high-stakes crime spree that could put the world in the hands of a dangerous cyber terrorist.
Of course, another constant for the film is the fact that it continually jumps the shark whenever the opportunity presents itself. And seeing how car technology has advanced, The Fate of the Furious shifts jumping the shark into high gear. Check out the full review below.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve only gotten two trailers for The Fate of the Furious so far. Universal has just released the second one today (watch the first here), and if you thought you’ve seen everything in this franchise, well, the new trailer shatters that notion with a torpedo and a few missiles.
Yes, now the family will have to contend with military weaponry. Tanks were one thing, but a submarine is something that they will have to survive if they want to rescue Dom (Vin Diesel). Check out the newest trailer below.
Universal Pictures has released the Super Bowl spot for their upcoming sequel The Fate of the Furious, starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, and many more.