At this point, the Fast and Furious franchise has come up with every concievable way to hurtle a car through space. With sequels to the original The Fast and the Furious (2001) arriving in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, we’ve seen a new film hit theaters about once every two years. The writers have seemingly exhausted every narrative possibility for a series about high-speed chases—yet against all odds, there’s an eighth movie planned for 2017.
Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer for Furious 7 makes it clear just how many times the characters have promised one another that this time, no this time, no this time for real you guys will be their “last ride.” But maybe it’s part of the series’ magic that writers Gary Scott Thompson (and subsequently Chris Morgan) keep imagining new plots stemming from the original premise. The Rotten Tomatoes ratings get better with each subsequent film, so maybe they’re onto something?
The trailer is less a mockery (although implying that Vin Diesel’s mumble-growl is caused by his character’s head trauma is a pretty low blow) and more a celebration of just how big, dumb, and yet charmingly enduring the Fast and Furious franchise has become.