Fast and Furious 6 is officially “soon-to-be” in movie theatres, as an unexpected trailer for the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise premiered yesterday during the SuperBowl. As common logic dictates, an ad spot during the SuperBowl is a pretty penny—30 seconds costs clients an average $4 million, so it’s safe to assume Fast and the Furious 6 may actually be worth all the hype its getting. On the other hand, it’s a rare sixth sequel that has really soared in the public eye, common exception obviously being Star Wars.
With its star studded cast and remarkably successful predecessor, Fast Five, Fast and Furious 6 may not be one for the ages, but it could definitely be a must-see action movie of the moment. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson -- aka “The Rock”—are accompanied by Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez and company to make up the latest rubber-burning cast. Fast and Furious 6 builds off the Fast Five plot; this time around the crew is tracking down a team of mercenary drivers whose capture will earn everyone official pardons to get home. As if a plot was really necessary. If the trailer is to be believed, director Justin Lin does not leave adrenaline junkies wanting in Fast and Furious 6, taking special effects, explosions and stunts to the next level, not unlike Beyonce’s SuperBowl halftime show.
Set to race in May 24th, Fast and Furious 6 enjoys the same release date as Hangover III, securing a weekend of warm familiar faces and extended plot lines. Other movie trailers released yesterday included Star Trek into Darkness and World War Z (Iron Man 3) making us wonder if 2013 is doomed to a year of sequels, prequels and new installments.