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It's been almost two decades since it all started, but the "fast-chise" that we know as The Fast and The Furious broke speed limits and audiences' arm rests with this year's entry, The Fate of the Furious. While it was definitely a film that felt at home in the canon, there were some intriguing elements that seemed ripe for parody. So without further ado, watch all of those aspects get roasted in the eight Fast and Furious film's Honest Trailer, available below.
You'd think that after eight movies of high octane action, The Fate of the Furious would run out of ways to offer itself to the humor gods. But as the internet has proven time and time again, snark is an eternal fountain that shall never run dry. What's more, this video asks some of the big questions that one tends not to ask during a film such as this. Questions like, "How did Dom and his friends get so good at fighting?" That in itself is a fair question to ask, but considering how many complications and twists director F. Gary Gray's film threw into its mix, we are curious how many people remembered the various callbacks to previous Furious adventures that the film included.
That said, there's one fact that this send-up of The Fate of the Furious gets absolutely right: this latest film really did lean into the chemistry and excitement that was Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson's time on screen, both on their own and together, Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs managed to steal the franchise from the rest of the family as a compelling duo. So well so, in fact, that it most assuredly greenlit that spin-off they'll be featured in at some point in the coming years. And yet, even that positive feels like a way to try and distract from some of the more stressful bits of press surrounding the film.
Between the drama that reared its head between Johnson and Vin Diesel, which did not lead to that WWE bout we were being told was in the works, and Michelle Rodriguez's wishes for the female characters of The Fate of the Furious follow-ups to be more empowered, there's certainly been a fair amount of press around the series that's looking to wrap up in the next two entries. Surely it's not enough to derail the franchise on a whole, but it's enough to highlight the fact this Screen Junkies video humorously points out: change is vital to this family's dynamic going forward.
The Fate of the Furious is available through Digital HD, as well as 4K and the traditional Blu-ray/DVD.