Good lord, remember that first Fast and the Furious movie from 2001? Vin Diesel was a small-time crook with a need for speed, Paul Walker was an undercover cop, and the whole thing was basically Point Break with street races and a wholesome message about the importance of family.
Well, 2001 was a long time ago. Our world is a different place now, and the world of our Furious friends has changed, too. Even the basic laws of physics seem to erode more and more in each subsequent film.
Thursday's new trailer for Fate of the Furious—the eighth movie that seems to only be called that because it can be stylized as F8—is exactly the sort of brain-bleedingly awesome automotive action that we've come to expect from the franchise. It looks completely goddamn bonkers. It looks incredible.
What the hell is going on? Why are all those cars plummeting out of windows? Is Charlize Theron some sort of mechanical necromancer who can summon an army of zombie cars? Did the Rock actually steer a torpedo on a frozen-over lake while hanging out his truck door? Yes, she is; yes, he did; and yes, it is glorious.
The movie hits theaters April 14, because nothing is better than celebrating another successful year of tax filing than a movie featuring a chase scene between a car and a submarine.
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