They just don’t give up in the Superbowl trailer for The Fate of the Furious

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Persistence has long been described as a virtue, and the Fast and Furious franchise has that in spades. The Fate of the Furious is the eighth installment in the long-running franchise that first hit the big screen back in 2001. I don’t think a single person at the time would’ve believed that this is where we’d be today.

It also persists with a glorious immunity to anything logic, gravity and physics-related, to melt your brain and eyeballs with an overload of insane action all while maintaining a story that at its core, no matter how cheesy or goofy it gets, really focuses on love of family. That, I think, is what’s helped the franchise remain so popular – and what’s set to continue in the latest upcoming sequel.

The official plot synopsis is as follows:

Now that Dom [Vin Diesel] and Letty [Michelle Rodriguez] are on their honeymoon and Brian [the late Paul Walker] an d Mia [Jordana Brewster] have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

The first trailer for the latest installment in the blockbusting series revealed the surprise twist that Dom is siding with the bad guys for some reason, let’s see if they show us anything new:

I don’t really need to say much do I? Either you enjoy the high octane, logic-defying stunt work that pretends to tell a coherent story in order to move things along, or you don’t. I’m firmly in the camp of the former, and this is exactly what I want and expect from a Fast and Furious movie.

What do you think?

The Fate of the Furious is due for release on 14 April. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) with the script by regular franchise writer Chris Morgan, it stars all of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black and Helen Mirren. It probably would’ve been quicker to say it stars everyone who’s ever appeared in the franchise and hasn’t died on screen.

Last Updated: February 6, 2017

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  • Original Heretic

    The trailer reminds me of a poem. By Private S. Baldrick.

    “The German Gun”

  • MonsterCheddar

    I always say this crap needs to end as they always seem to pull the dam completely from underneath the duck as far as realism goes, but then I go and watch it anyway.

    • HvR

      “underneath the duck as far as realism”

      But think they are pushing the limits to the totally unrealistic.

      Choosing old Charlize Theron over Michelle Rodriguez PU-LEASE as if that is ever going to happen.

      • MonsterCheddar

        I’m a Statham fan though, so there is that…

        • Admiral Chief

          Jason “same role in every movie” Statham

          • Hammersteyn

            That Texan accent in Parker though, it caused my ears to bleed a little

          • MonsterCheddar

            I agree.

        • HvR

          So would facehug with Statham instead of Michelle Rodriquez??

          No judgement here

          • MonsterCheddar

            Not what I meant, but okay then.

        • Hammersteyn

          Statham is awesome but he needs to be a bit more selective in his roles. I wouldn’t mind Crank 3 though

    • Hammersteyn

      You’re not helping!

  • MonsterCheddar

    Oh and Charlize Theron. Ewwwww. Can’t stand that woman.

    • Hammersteyn

      Why?

      • MonsterCheddar

        Lots of reasons that has nothing to do with her looks. Vile woman.

        • Hammersteyn

          O_o she seems so nice

          • MonsterCheddar

            Just a bunch of crap she said in the media with regards to white South Africans, South Africa etc. Politics, so I don’t want to get into it. Lost all my respect for her.

          • Admiral Chief

            What did she say?

          • MonsterCheddar

            I don’t want to get into it here.

  • Admiral Chief

    Haven’t watched one since that kak Tokyo Drift

    • Hammersteyn

      It got better, believe it or not. Throwing Jason Statham, The Rock and Luke Evans into the series helped a lot. It’s better than any Transformer movie, but offers the same amount of popcorn

      • Admiral Chief

        I’ll see what the HMS Arrrrr has to say about that

        • Hammersteyn

          ROFL!

          • Admiral Chief

            xD

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  • Dutch Matrix

    So there is hope for Friday the 13th still????
    YAY!

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