I (ain’t) got family. The unthinkable has happened. Dominic Toretto has betrayed his family. At least, that’s the premise for the ongoing Fast and Furious cinematic universe. Who the hell would have thought a movie about street racing in 2001 would still be going strong? Too bad the series ditched the street racing for a bunch of Ethan Hunt wannabes.

Yep, I just saw three-quarters of the movie – but that won’t stop me from hitting the theater on day one. “Did you ever think you’d betray your family the way you did today?” Cipher (Charlize Theron) asks Dom in the trailer.

Let’s be honest, Dom never betrays his family. Something has probably happened to Mia and her kid, and Dom is doing whatever it takes to save them. If that means becoming armored-up Jack Bauer then so be it. I mean, just look at him.

Dom in armor suit

And Jack Bauer.

Jack Bauer armor suit

Jason Statham returns and is helping the family bring Dom home. Statham and The Rock do what they do best during a prison brawl.

The rest of the trailer shows fast cars, tanks and plenty of explosions. And don’t worry, the folks behind the camera figured out a way to top the never ending plane chase in Fast and Furious 6. A freaking submarine. Just when I thought Fate of the Furious couldn’t possibly be any absurder, they go out and do something like this, and totally redeem themselves!

The Fate of the Furious hits theaters on April 14th. If the box office returns are even a fraction of the last movie, it won’t be the last ride.

What do you think of the crazy-ass trailer? Are you like me and wish street-racing was a bigger part? Or, do you like how the franchise is turning into The Expendables with cars?

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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