Flying cars! Flipping mega-trucks! Sibling rivalry! The haircut of nightmares! I think this is the second trailer for Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga, though who even knows any more?
It was inevitable we’d start seeing COVID allegories and metaphors in all the movies we see, regardless of when they were made, but I wasn’t expecting to see an actual Lockdown Haircut in one of them.
It’s on Charlize Theron and she can almost pull it off but it’s still hideous. Though as many mums know after UK Lockdowns 1, 2 and (the worst one yet for hair) 3, it’s also entirely achievable with a plastic bowl and some kitchen scissors. Still, at least the Goddess Charlize now feels almost relatable.
Okay enough of hair. Let’s move on to brotherly conflict and exploding cars. This is a funny, blistering trailer, with added Helen Mirren as Queenie having a rollicking good time.
Here’s the synopsis, which is almost as deliciously overblown as the trailer (you can watch it below):
Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob.
The action hurtles around the globe — from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
Watch the trailer now:
Fast 9 is directed by Justin Lin (who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series).
The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibdon, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung King, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.
It’s out on 8 July.