For all it’s worth, the Fast and Furious franchise has come a long way since 2001. From the cheesy lines of the first movie, the star-studded cast that made up the latter films, and even down to the fitting closing of Paul Walker’s character, the franchise has seen its ups and downs throughout the past decades.
It seems though that for some fans the movies now shift more towards the mainstream that it does actually focus on the cars themselves – what with more explosions, tech, action and all. The ninth installement of the F&F movies is no different, and boy does it get more confusing.
The Super Bowl plays host every year to big reveals via their commercials, and for this year the Fast 9 trailer takes the space. It starts off fairly quietly, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) appearing to be settled down in a farm with Toretto’s kid. The trailer then slowly builds up and a familiar face is (not) seen: John Cena.
Cena, who will apparently be playing another member of the Toretto family as Dom’s little brother, appears to be hell-bent in proving he is the better brother to the point of joining Charlize Theron as the reprising villain of the latter movies of the franchise.
From the looks of it, plenty of action is to be had throughout the film: plenty of baddies with guns, all the usual cars associated with their corresponding stars, and heaps of stunts and fighting scenes that all but tell that the cars themselves have taken a step back – and it’s all Hollywood that takes the rest.
All usual for the past few F&F movies, but another bait from Hollywood appears towards the end of the trailer as Han, Sung Kang’s character, makes a return and making his supposed death in a fiery RX-7 flame in Tokyo Drift a bit… anti-climactic. And instead of taking the reins of a Veilside RX-7 he will now be behind the wheel of a similarly painted A90 Toyota Supra.
A bit too predictable for our tastes, but hey, that’s Hollywood right?