Unflinching in their drive to keep the Fast and Furious franchise on the road, Universal has unleashed the first trailer for the upcoming fifth film, the appropriately titled Fast Five. The film will reunite Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson with director Justin Lin, the man responsible for the last two films. It will also add a heaping dose of large, burly Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the man sent to track down the team of fast-driving, sex-having, parkour-using thieves through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. According to this first trailer, the whole thing will be unquestionably ridiculous.
If Justin Lin isn’t careful, he may have Michael Bay sniffing out a copycat. Some of those shots aren’t a far stretch away from being right out of Bad Boys II. Or Fast and the Furious 3, for that matter. But what can I say? This movie appears to be promising only a small amount of things: sex, speed and violence. So if you’re into that sort of thing…
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Universal Pictures:
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail.
Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first..
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