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The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
F. Gary Gray

Starring:
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Kristofer Hivju

Other notable appearances:
Luke Evans, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren

Running time:
136 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Fast and the Furious series, The Expendables series, Mad Max: Fury Road

 

A world class hacker convinces Dom (Diesel) to betray his family and help her start World War 3. The extended Toretto family must team up with a sworn enemy to save their wayward brother.

The Fate of the Furious is an action-packed, testosterone-fuelled beast that grabs you, straps you in and doesn’t let go until the ride is over. Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicles at all times.

I love that The Fate of the Furious has grabbed the franchise wheel, done a u-turn and is heading back to its street racing routes. [SIC. Not even a little sorry.] Don’t get me wrong, I loved the scenes from Furious 7 where the cars skydive and leap from tall buildings to other tall buildings in a single bound, but with at least another two films slated for production, there’s only so far you can go and still retain some semblance of credibility.

The car stunts are, as always, on point. Despite being a lot more road based than the last film, cars and stunt crew in The Fate of the Furious do things that I couldn’t even imagine doing in a vehicle. The manoeuvres are simply stunning.

The plot for The Fate of the Furious is still solid, despite being the eighth film in a franchise.

Charlize Theron is always a spectacular villain and her portrayal of Cipher is no different. Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson are both great in their lead roles. Jason Statham is brilliant in his role — funny, tough and all-round good quality.

The Fate of the Furious is just a good, fun action movie with bulging muscles, women who are smart and tough in addition to being attractive, fast cars and big explosions. Perfect for fans of action blockbusters.

Rating:

“We’re gonna need a bigger truck!”

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