Fast Five trailer arrives
I'd almost forgotten about Fast Five, the next in the Fast and the Furious films, but that was remedied this morning when I awoke to find the trailer for the fifth instalment had been posted online and in glorious Quicktime high definition.
I'm still not in love with the title, but I think I'm in love with the trailer. It certainly has ramped things up and it looks slicker, sexier and has much more of a film feel to it. Sure it's still about the cars and the faces, but there seems to be a lot more behind it, a lot more about the characters, and overall it feels a lot more grown up.
There's an interesting quote in the trailer for Fast Five from Vin Diesel who says that they are going to do their last job. I hope that's not the case after watching the trailer because the film feels like it's taking a step forward in its maturity, and I know that's going to make some people laugh and snort their cornflakes, but really, that's how it looks and feels.
Usually you'll see the trailer filled with cars and the faces of the leads, playing on those big factors. Here we're getting the two sides of the law relationship built upon with the new character of the cop played by Dwayne Johnson hot on the heels of Brian, Dom and Mia, currently in Rio de Janeiro.
There's less of the cars, and when we do see them they aren't the underground racing cars, they are higher end production cars, and they look sexy and slick.
The trailer for Fast Five looks more to the characters and the story than some of the previous ones have, and I'm wondering if this marks a rise in budget and story that could actually mark a move forward in the franchise.
Here's a blurb for the film:
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, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, 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.
If it earns at the box office could there really be the potential for another one? Looking at this trailer I think there could. Of course just how long can the stars run for?
Have a look at the trailer for Fast Five with those recognisable faces returning and the appearance of some new ones. You can see it over at Apple Trailers, or right here: