Aye, get it, Fate of the Furious, F8 of the Furious, it’s clever or whatever…
Fast and the Furious is one of my favorite movie franchises. I admit it has it’s meh parts but it does a very good job of skirting right along the edge of being super over the top ridiculous without ruining everything by taking itself too seriously. Fast 7 actually kind of crossed over that line a bit which ruined it a bit but I imagine things were extra stressful during the production considering one of the two main leads died during production (not due to production).
Fate of the Furious goes into that territory of heroes vs heroes that I mentioned with the Transformers 5 trailer. It’s safe to say this isn’t really a spoiler since Toretto being evil is all over the trailer. I’m sure there is some dumb explanation, he’s working undercover maybe but he can’t let his friends know, maybe there are some threats to the now off screen Brian and Family. Maybe he’s an evil robot cyborg. My favorite one at the moment is that the Evil Toretto is secretly Xander Cage from xXx and the real Toretto is being held prisoner somewhere.
It’s nice to see that the rest of the cast is returning, including Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham and Kurt Russel, who could all have easily have become throw away characters from Fast 7. It’s also nice to see, at least in the trailer, lots of cars and lots of new locals. Let’s hope that Fast 8 doesn’t blow it’s wad like Fast 7 by putting the best action sequence 20 minutes into the movie.