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This author has a confession to make. Out of all the testosterone-laden, Ad-riddled, motorized-wet-dream action of the Fast and Furious franchise, I’ve only seen the fourth one—and it’s rather beside the point to say that it wasn’t very good.
Not even the first movie of the franchise, which at this point has become basically an icon of the car enthusiast movement—the part of the group that thinks it’s cool to add wings to small Japanese hatchbacks and enough stickers to make the inventor of the Bedazzler feel underappreciated. Case in point: this fine selection of vehicles, fresh from the Universal Studios impound lot, that have recently surfaced on Autotrader. They represent the entire range of The Fast and the Furious franchise: The Fast and the Furious, 2Fast 2Furious, Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, and the upcoming Fast 5, which is just as fast but has toned down the furiousness. Still plenty of Vin Diesel, though.
The cars include an Acura Integra GS-R, a Nissan 240SX drift car, Tyrese’s Mitsubishi Eclipse from 2Fast 2Furious, the beat-up Monte Carlo from Tokyo Drift, and even a stunt replica of the F-Bomb Camaro from Fast and Furious, which Vin Diesel wheelies into a bad guy’s chest. If the rest of the series packs such hilariously over-the-top badguy-killing destruction involving Mr. Diesel, I may finally get around to checking out the earlier, awesome, meme-tastic films. Danger to the manifold!
GALLERY: Fast & Furious Movie Cars
The Fast and the Furious has attained cult status amongst car guys for its horrific dialogue, cheese-ball action scenes and technical inaccuracy. The subsequent follow-ups were never met with the same fanfare, but the fifth installment, titled Fast Five might be able to bring back some of the magic, with the return of Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto.
While the first trailer aired in December, 2010, this one features more action-packed hijinks, boiled-over testosterone and big explosions. Hit the jump to take a look.
Will it be terrible? Most certainly. But that isn’t about to stop any one who loves cars, car chases or just mindless guy movies from checking out Fast 5, the (you guessed it) fifth installment in the Fast and Furious movie franchise.
Returning to the spotlight are none other than Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, as well as pretty much everyone else from the previous four movies including Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang and Jordana Brewster.
On a mission to do one ‘last job’ the team comes up against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and you just know he’s going to get into a fist fight with Vin Diesel.
And even if the movie is a total bomb, there’s sure to be plenty of hot cars, as teased in the trailer. The list includes two black Dodge Chargers, a GT-R, a Ford GT and a very wild Mongoose Motorsports Corvette Grand Sport Roadster replica.
Fast 5 is set to hit theaters April 29th, 2011.
So if you live your life two minutes at a time, check out the trailer after the jump: