Just released: a preview for the first official Fast 8 trailer coming this Sunday! There will also be a special event held on Facebook with the cast this Sunday to premier the entire trailer! Watch Facebook for more details. And, best yet, if you are in NYC then you have the opportunity to join the event live!
As usual in the Fast & Furious saga, numerous deep questions abound… what happens with Brian – will it just be said that he remains behind at “HQ”? Or if he is staying at home with the kids, is Mia still going on the mission? And just why is The Rock Hobbs in jail (spoiler?) and what was “taken from him”? What is the meaning of life? And will there be a girl fight in this film ;-)
To attempt to explain what we’ve seen so far… here is our “sucks/rules” table (with infamous links). Will Part 8 suck or rule? And just what the heck is Dame Helen Mirren doing (and driving) in this film”?
|Part||Title||Release Date (United States)||Location||Our Rating||Rules/ we could dream…?||Sucks/ most improbable..!|
|1||The Fast and the Furious||June 22, 2001||L.A., California||Rules||Supra build-up,
Rodriguez and Brewster sex scenes, Dom and Letty sex scene with the Supra, desert racing event, blue GT-R, black S2000. Use of actual race cars for
the Race Wars scene.
|A VW as a race car? Re-tuning the engine in the middle of a race with a laptop built into the seat?
So much is
just technically wrong with Part 1.
|2||2 Fast 2 Furious||June 3, 2003||Miami, Florida||Sucks||A totally different sequel?||Pink S2000, too many special effects during street race, Miami, too much Tyrese, most everything else.|
|3||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||June 16, 2006||Tokyo, Japan||Rules||Everything Japan,
Tsuchiya cameo, rear wheel drive Evo, Yakuza,
Vin Diesel appearance at the end hints to the future of the franchise. Music video.
|Han dies – we think. As was revealed later, part 3 takes place immediately after Part 6.
A classic Mustang as capable race car?
|4||Fast & Furious||April 3, 2009||L.A., Mexico||Sucks||Brewster in NSX (all too briefly). RS200 (briefly)||Racing thru cavern tunnels, too much emphasis on muscle cars, Rodriguez dies, flying gas tanker, stereotype Mexico, lousy selection of cars.
Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker are just not that hot in
committed-relationship sex scene.
|5||Fast Five||April 29, 2011||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Rules||Brewster back in action! Brazil!||Bank vault chase scene, Brewster getting stuck with GT40 instead of NSX. Isn’t Sung Kang’s Han character supposed to be dead (and could Tyrese Gibson please die)? Tiring muscle:
Dodges and more Dodges?? American agents with automatic weapons running around freely in Brazil?
|6||Fast and Furious 6||May 24, 2013||Berlin and various European locations.||Rules||Warning: spoiler: guess who will return to the series:
Brian: Maybe the Letty we once knew is gone. Dom
(having just been shot by Letty): You don’t turn your back on family, even when
they do. The team has 100 Million Dollars from the Brazil heist. How
are they spending it?
|We miss the old
soundtrack – let’s hear more of the same..! Full pardons so that they can “make their families whole again”? What families are those? And why is Letty driving a Jensen Interceptor of all things?
|7||Fast and Furious 7||April 2015||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Rules!||Jason Stratham plays the bad guy!||Has Letty been rehabilitated? Can they be happy again in the L.A. barrio since they’ve already had the world?|