The eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise is now just over a month from speeding into theaters as Universal releases its second trailer.
From the very first trailer Universal has tried to keep the trunk closed as to why Vin Diesel’s character of Dom would want to turn against his extended family. Charlize Theron who joins this ever growing cast as the films villain “Cipher” is some how controlling Vin Diesel’s character through black-male or some sort of mind control.
The bigger issue after seeing this latest trailer is watching ‘The Rock’ going one on one with a moving torpedo not to mention cars being able to avoid guided missiles all just seems a bit much even for this movie franchise. I realize this franchise has made a fortune in theaters on over the top action, but at what point does it become too much.
Back in December I made mention that I would not go out of my way to see this movie in the theater and that remains true, especially after watching this newest trailer. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a good over the top action movie with a lot of action and violence, but when it comes to this particular movie franchise I’ve never been able to get fully invested.
If you’re a fan of the franchise you’re likely to be thoroughly entertained and Universal will no doubt be getting a decent return of their investment especially if it does anywhere close to what the previous movie raked in.
Fate of the Furious will hit theaters on April 14, 2017
Cast: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren
Fate of the Furious Official Synopsis
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia 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 (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.