The latest ‘Fast 9’ trailer shows the franchise isn’t all just about CGI

Do you think these movies are too CGI-heavy?
by Drei Laurel | May 10, 2021
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The Fast & Furious movies? You either love them or you see them as the epitome of everything that’s currently wrong with Hollywood. If you lean towards the latter, there’s a good chance the franchise’s overreliance on CGI setpieces is one of your biggest gripes.

While it’s obvious these films tend to go overboard with computer-generated action sequences, plenty of scenes still depend primarily on good old-fashioned practical effects. Need proof? The latest trailer for Fast and Furious 9 focuses primarily on the real-life stunts that made the movie possible. Watch:

F9 - Official Car Stunts Behind the Scenes

Because why use a computer to throw a car through a building and into a moving truck when you can do it for real? Well, other than budget constraints, red tape, safety concerns, and having to ruin perfectly serviceable vehicles, of course—yeah, somebody in production just really wants to throw cars around.

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So, what’s new here? Magnetized truck sucking up a nearby Toyota 86? Yeah, we haven’t seen that before. Five bucks say the next movie will have a roadster jumping over an erupting volcano’s crater or underwater drifting. And more family—you can’t have a Fast film without family.

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