Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar ® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (#F8) is the 8th installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Given the success of the 7th installment which was inevitably liked to the death of one of its leads, Paul Walker, #F8 had quite a lot to live up to.
The plot is pretty much what you see in the trailer. The big mystery is what Charlize Theron’s character has on Dominic Toretto. But everything else is pretty obvious. That said, there is no major difference between this movie and the previous ones. So if you didn’t mind that before, this element will not be a problem now.
The action sequences are great. Many fast car chases and innovative attacks based on the most recent technologies. What a ride! I really enjoyed the prison break scene, which is full of hand-to-hand combat and humour. Great combo! So no complaints in that department on my part.
The characters are the best part of the movie as it takes advantage of the great chemistry between the actors. In a VERY humorous light! So expect laughter and giggling throughout the entire movie.
- Some of the characters are a tad inconsistent with previous movies. For example, Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw now joins the team notwithstanding all the murders and unforgivable actions from before.
- Charlize Theron’s Cipher’s reasoning and actions (the way the characters is built) are unconvincing but Theron plays the character so well, she manages to give Cipher conviction if not sound reasoning.
- Unfortunately, Scott Eastwood’s Eric Reisner was completely unnecessary as a character.
- A couple of great, albeit short, appearances from Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Tego Calderón and Don Omar.
- Paul Walker is missed.
CONCLUSION – THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS | In theatres April 14th, 2017
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is the 8th installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Despite the weak plot and the underdeveloped villain, the movie is humorous and plays off the great chemistry between the actors. Full of action, #F8 will take you for a most entertaining ride. 7/10