So once again we have survived.

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS trailer

some discussion points after the jump

  1. I was wrong. They CAN team up with Jason Statham even though he murdered their friend Han and massacred a hospital staff. He’s like Riddick I guess.
  2. Theories to why Dom betrayed them: a) deep undercover for greater good b) brainwashed c) evil doppelganger d) big Charlize fan
  3.  I like that Charlize has a case full of weird masks and ninja shit. I hope she gets to use them and not just Dom. Also, will Statham be offended that Diesel is wearing a mask like his from DEATH RACE?
  4. Will we get enough bro-ship and familyhood between the other characters? Dom is usually the largest source of the Fast Family corniness that’s so important to the series, but it seems like he’ll only be able to provide that at the beginning (where it will feel hollow because of what we know is coming) and possibly at the end (unless he remains evil for a weird cliffhanger).
  5. I love that they not only used the word FATE in the title as Mr. Majestyk requested, but are holding off on spelling it F8 even though we fuckin know they’re gonna spell it F8.
VERN has been reviewing movies since 1999 and is the author of the books SEAGALOGY: A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL, YIPPEE KI-YAY MOVIEGOER!: WRITINGS ON BRUCE WILLIS, BADASS CINEMA AND OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS and NIKETOWN: A NOVEL. His horror-action novel WORM ON A HOOK will arrive later this year.
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27 Responses to “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS trailer”

  1. FATE. F8. Ah yes. Now i see it.

    That was one impressive trailer.

  2. This trailer is…AMAZING! And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, they throw in a submarine bursting out from underneath the ice. Right now I’m wracking my brain trying to figure out how they will justify getting the gang driving the arctic. I guess my only reservation is that seven was all over the place. I’m all for them going big and ridiculous, but I would like for a slightly more coherent plot than last time. (Granted, they were working under some unusual conditions, so it’s forgivable.) Also, I think the plot for this one would have had more emotional impact if Paul Walker were still around. Dom and Hobbs don’t have the same history as Brian and Dom.

  3. “Will we get enough bro-ship and familyhood between the other characters? Dom is usually the largest source of the Fast Family corniness that’s so important to the series, but it seems like he’ll only be able to provide that at the beginning (where it will feel hollow because of what we know is coming) and possibly at the end (unless he remains evil for a weird cliffhanger).”
    At the very least, we should get a scene where Dom tells them to quit coming after him, and one of them says “A wise man once said: You don’t turn your back on family…even when they do.” Which Dom only said in private to Brian, so it’ll mean either he used it multiple times on different people, or Brian felt the need to tell everyone else about it.

  4. I have to give the series credit for doing an amazing job keeping up with continuity between the films. I like how they do that Undisputed thing where the bad guy from one because the good guy in another.

    I have a confession to make. This is going to sound very weird but I can’t really defend it. It’s just the way it is. I watch these movies and I recognize how awesome the action scenes are and the camaraderie between the actors. Why am I so bored watching them? I couldn’t even get through the last one without looking at my watch or hoping it would be over. These movies should be catnip for me but I just can’t. Sorry guys, didn’t mean to let you down.

  5. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

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    lucas black in this reprising sean boswell (the lead character in tokyo drift)

    there’s a lot of spoilers apparent just looking at the casting on imdb

  6. oops

    i see now he was in 7 too

    sorry, i’m out of the loop

  7. Is he (Lucas Black) in the trailer anywhere? I haven’t spotted him.

  8. Regarding #2… I mean, come on, who wouldn’t betray their family for option (d)?

  9. So, do you think the whole thing with the Rock calling out a certain cast member on Instagram a few months ago was genuine, or was he foreshadowing Vin Diesel’s heel turn while keeping kayfabe in some sort of pro-wrestling-style promotional stunt?

  10. Brian Collins pointed out that they came up with a plot that allowed the others not to have to work with Diesel as much. But that made me wonder if he was being method on set and that was what pissed off The Rock?

  11. vern: i didn’t see lucas in the trailer, i was just excited and started trawling the imdb cast list. warning: there’s other juicy spoilerific gems there

  12. Damn, it seems like the German title will simply be FAST & FURIOUS 8, because they don’t trust Germans with English puns.

  13. I hope that submarine is also a sports car. Preferably a custom built Mustang.

  14. Sternshein- I enjoyed FAST 7, and a few years ago was surprised to find, after being very snobby about it on release and over a decade afterwards, that the original is a very entertaining Patrick Swayze tribute movie; the plot and style of a PG-13 POINT BREAK, with Vin Diesel (for once) having enough ridiculous, over-sized charisma to recall both Bodhi and Dalton. But other than that, I got your back bro. In particular the appeal of the cult favourite (TOKYO DRIFT) and popular favourite (FAST FIVE) of the series elude me. After the great trailer for FAST FIVE, yawning through what seemed to be an interminable assortment of Ludacris witticisms was a huge comedown. Part of it for me must be that I have, and always have had, precisely zero interest in cars. But then neither does Vern if I recall, so maybe not?

    You’re talking to a man who was excited about SAW 3D, so I’m certainly not here to judge, and hell I end up seeing these every time and the trailer does have me intrigued. But these aren’t keeper for me.

  15. I find all the scenes talking about family non stop to be the thing I find the most boring. However, even the action scenes are boring to me. I still don’t understand why because I should love these movies.

  16. If you got rid of all the speechifying about family, then you’d lose one of the best things about this series. The moment when I realized the first Fast and the Furious movie was better than it needed to be was the scene where they’re having a cookout and then Dom says grace before they eat. I thought this was an unusual scene in a Point Break ripoff. And over the years they’ve leaned more heavily on the soap opera elements of the original while also topping themselves each time with more absurd spectacle.

  17. I think the family/code of honour aspect of it is a strong point. It has a certain kind of melodramatic aspect to it that some might find goofy and silly and could easily be scuffed on but it is endearing in my opinion. It´s like a John Woo movie really where the emotions are worn on its sleeves.

  18. I’m not against the family/code of honour thing. It’s just that there are constantly scenes where it’s nothing but talking about family. it’s the point where it’s just annoying for me. I mean, we’re family or some version of it, must have been said like a million fucking times in the latest trailer.

  19. Re watching the trailer, it seems obvious that Vin turning on them is basically because of blackmail, but that does not mean it can´t create interestingness. The interestingeness is in form of Jason Statham. It is the plot device to get him on their side, for some reason. Blablablaplotblablabla, What I REALLY liked is the notion of former enemies becomes allies. It might be completely preposterous, but I for one FUCKING LIKES IT!

  20. They still don’t talk about family as much as you talk about Intruder.

    I kid…

  21. Or better yet, Sternshein ,you might go to the doctor and get those taste buds checked…in movies….Ouch!

  22. So instead of Star Wars nerds we got us some Fast and Furious nerds over here

  23. And in 20 years time we will be furious over the changes to the special editions. Like when Rob Cohen went back and “fixed” the race so that Brian won.

  24. Shoot, I was about ready to agree with you about former enemies becoming partners but then you had to ruin it. lol

    Also, is it me or does this movie feel more like a Rock movie than a Vin Diesel movie?

  25. e.) ‘roid rage.

    I had the same reaction as you, Sternshein. Except I actually turned off whichever one it was playing and didn’t bother with the others.

    So I asked a brodude I know what it was he enjoyed about the films. He said it was like Sons of Anarchy for juiceheads. To him that’s a good thing, I guess.

  26. He clearly had never seen Sons of Anarchy.

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