First Glance: “F9: Fast & Furious 9”

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So this should more accurately be called a second, third, or fourth glance, but considering how COVID-19 hit the reset button on so many projects (including this one), I think we’ll let it slide. Despite still not knowing the exact title (is it “F9”, “Fast & Furious 9”, “The Fast Saga”, all of the above), I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. Now Universal has dropped a new action-packed trailer in anticipation of its upcoming June release.

The family’s all back including some surprising old faces and a couple of new ones. The trailer gives us exactly what we expect from a “Fast & Furious” flick – fast cars, big set pieces, ridiculous over-the-top action, and Michelle Rodriguez yelling “DOM!!!”. John Cena (closely following the ‘How to Be the Next Dwayne Johnson’ playbook) enters the franchise as Vin Diesel’s pouty-faced brother and Charlize Theron returns as the bob-haired baddie with a score to settle. It also marks the return of director Justin Lin who last worked on the franchise in 2013. Big, loud, unabashedly silly – it’s a formula that has worked wonders for the series and with “F9” it looks like they are sticking with what works.

“F9: Fast & Furious 9” opens in theaters June 25th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

8 thoughts on “First Glance: “F9: Fast & Furious 9”

  1. I was just re-watching the first film when the trailer came out this morning. It’s amazing that the first film is 20 years old now and not only does it still hold up but it’s also shocking at how young everyone in the franchise was then and how much they’ve grown now. I’m starting to feel old at that moment but I’m just in awe that a film like The Fast & the Furious when it first came out was just seen as some dumb action film with fast cars, crazy stunts, and gorgeous ladies would be this phenomenon. Watching it again recently, I realized that the first film had so much more to offer as it’s about family trying to make their lives better even through nefarious means and befriend someone on the other side of the law who would eventually join them.

    F9 looks insane and I love the fact that it’s not afraid to be ridiculous and now they’re going into outer space. I’m all in!

    • They do a pretty good job using their trailers to get people pumped for their movies. But really all you need know is they are sticking with the tried-and-true FF formula. And that’s a good thing.

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