Judging from the new theatrical trailer for "Fast
Five," the latest installment of the blockbuster auto action franchise
promises to be the biggest and baddest of the series yet. With original stars
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker back behind the wheel, plus Dwayne Johnson thrown in
for good measure, and more explosions, car chases, and hot bodies than you can
shake a gearshift at, this is a flick for audiences who like their testosterone
So buckle up. Here are five fast reasons to look forward
to "Fast Five":
1. Everybody's back. The movie's heist plot reunites
major characters from across all four previous "Fast and Furious"
movies, including Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, and Chris
"Ludacris" Bridges. The appearance of Dom's right-hand man Han
(played by Sung Kang), who died at the end of third movie, indicates that
"Fast Five" takes place after the fourth movie, but some time before
the events of "Tokyo Drift."
2. Dwayne Johnson stars as Luke Hobbs, the hard-nosed
federal agent who launches an all-out assault to track down and capture Dominic
Toretto and co. His addition to the cast provides a worthy adversary to the
movie's fast-driving anti-heroes, and Johnson actually appears more muscular
and imposing than he's ever been, if that's possible. To top it off, there's
already early talk that Hobbs
could get his own "Fast" spinoff movie.
3. Vin vs. Dwayne. This is a fight scene that had to
happen, and from the looks of it, we will get to see two of Hollywood's biggest modern action stars mix
it up and go mano-a-mano -- and it's not going to be pretty.
4. Director Justin Lin, who also helmed the two previous
"Fast and Furious" movies, knows a thing or two about filming a car
chase, having successfully steered the series into one of Universal Pictures'
most successful tent pole franchises. But if you're going to make a fifth
movie, it better take the "in-frickin'-sanity" to the next level, and
the trailer gives us a glimpse of "Fast Five's" hugely ambitious
action set pieces.
5. That last shot in the trailer. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel drive a Grand Sport
Corvette off the side of a cliff -- while they're still inside. Don't you want
to see what happens?
See the exclusive trailer to 'Fast Five':