Universal has released another official trailer for F9, the latest instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise. Let’s take a look.
Listen, I’m a huge Fast and Furious fan, but even I’ll admit that this looks too ridiculous to take seriously. The series jumped the shark after the passing of Paul Walker with The Fate of the Furious and Hobbs & Shaw turning to unrealistic technology and car hi-jinks.
For any fans that might have hoped the series would return to a sense of normalcy witnessed in the first five instalments can squash those dreams. When the trailer ends with rockets strapped onto a car blasting into the sky you know that logic has been permanently thrown out the window. And, as seen in the trailer, the franchise’s characters are wise enough to know that, too.
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, the upcoming The Suicide Squad).
F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
F9 hits theaters June 25, 2021.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?