Vin Diesel in 'Fast & Furious 6' (Photo: Universal Pictures)
Can't get enough of advance looks at "Fast and Furious 6"? How about one last trailer for the road?
We're less than a month away from the release of the sixth installment of the high-speed "Fast & Furious" franchise, which somewhat unfortunately doesn't have a cool abbreviated title like 2011's "Fast Five." In anticipation of the final countdown to the film hitting theaters -- and to accompany the recent availability of advance ticket sales -- Universal has given us one final action-packed look at director Justin Lin's epic tale of "vehicular warfare."
The new trailer for "Fast 6" (or "Furious 6" -- see, you can make your own cool abbreviated title!) opens with images of familiar elements that have helped make the series a highly successful international franchise -- namely, slo-mo shots of hot cars and the beautiful women who like to writhe around them. The dream life of "retired international criminal" Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) lasts all of 12 seconds, though, as Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) recruits him and his crew to take down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), a "former major in the SAS and spec ops soldier" who now pulls off daring heists with his fleet of what look like rejected G.I. Joe vehicles.
From there, it's the kind of carmageddon that would make Michael Bay proud, with blue-collar philosopher Dom pondering the apparent betrayal of his until-recently-deceased ladylove, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), with mutterings of "You don't turn your back on family ... even if they do." You also get returning player Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) freaking out about having a tank on his ass and Tej Parker (Ludacris) referring to Hobbs as "the Hulk" ... which doesn't quite make sense when your movie also stars the almost-equally-huge Diesel.
The final seconds of the trailer deliver the new money shots, which have several characters leaping through the air ... and one rather jaw-dropping stunt featuring Rodriguez and Diesel that we can't wait to see in its entirety.
- Purchase 6 tickets on Fandango to any showing of "Fast & Furious 6" and receive one of those tickets FREE.
- Purchase 2 or more tickets for advance screenings on May 23 or opening day, May 24, and receive $5.00 off your purchase on MovieTickets.com.
And just think ... a year from now we'll be watching trailers for "Fast & Furious 7," which is scheduled to hit theaters in July 11th, 2014.
Watch a behind-the-scenes featurette on 'Fast & Furious 6':
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