First Glance: “Fast X”

What a ride it’s been. When “The Fast and the Furious” came out in 2001, I’m not sure anyone expected it to be a popular franchise. And not just a popular franchise, but one of the most successful box office franchises, raking in over $6.6 billion so far. I say “so far” because the ride’s not over yet. The much anticipated “Fast X” is on its way, sporting a whopping $340 million budget, easily the highest of the franchise. Today Universal dropped the long awaited trailer and once again Vin Diesel and his onscreen family are going all out.

Back with Diesel are long-time favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, and Sung Kang. Also returning is John Cena, Jason Statham, and Charlize Theron. And new to franchise is Brie Larson and none other than Jason Momoa who gets a juicy role as the film’s main antagonist. The trailer features everything fans are looking for – familiar faces, fast cars, and wild over-the-top set pieces. It definitely looks to have the high-octane action. Hopefully it has a good story to go along with it.

“Fast X” speeds into theaters May 19th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

13 thoughts on “First Glance: “Fast X”

  1. I love this franchise. No problem at all cueing any of these movies up (well, except for Tokyo Drift) anytime when nothing else appeals. I came onboard a bit late, but can’t get enough of them now. Illogical, physics-defying, off-the-rails big screen entertainment.

  2. Honestly, this looks fucking cool. Yeah, I wasn’t into the series at first until the fifth film and I just let go of my intellect and embrace the silliness of it. That’s when I realized that this franchise has a lot more to offer and I got into it. This looks fucking insane for all of the right reasons. Plus, it’s about family and if they’re going to go out. At least they’re going out in style. I’m just miffed that Meryl Streep didn’t join the franchise because I think it would’ve been a cool thing for her to be in and drive some fast cars and kicking some ass. Meryl Streep as Paul Walker’s mama.

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