The Fate of the Furious Review – Big, Dumb, Loud And Ridiculous Action Movie

Movie title: The Fate of the Furious

Movie description: With Dom and Letty on their honeymoon in Cuba, a mysterious woman named Cipher (Theron) manages to convince Dom to betray his friends and come work for her. Now the rest of the gang must team up with Mr. Nobody (Russell) and Deckard Shaw (Statham) to stop dangerous Cipher and find out why Dom betrayed them (and of course convince him to come back).

2.5

Summary

Eight entry in Fast & Furious franchise is not different from previous two films so if you liked them you’ll probably like this one too – it is a watchable action movie with a couple of good action sequences that you’ll forget two hours after you finish it.

Director: F. Gary Gray

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

Genre: Action

Year: 2017

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The Fate of the Furious is eight entry (yes, eight) in widely successful Fast and Furious franchise. With Dom and Letty on their honeymoon in Cuba, a mysterious woman named Cipher (Theron) manages to convince Dom to betray his friends and come work for her. Now the rest of the gang must team up with Mr. Nobody (Russell) and Deckard Shaw (Statham) to stop dangerous Cipher and find out why Dom betrayed them (and of course convince him to come back).

Fast and Furious franchise started in 2001. with the first movie being about an undercover cop (late Paul Walker) that must infiltrate street racers and take out a band of small criminals led by Dominic Toretto (Diesel). It was a small movie that was more about cars and street races and less concentrated on fighting and explosions. It was a dumb and fun movie that it didn’t take itself seriously. Then after two bad sequels, first one in  2003. (without Diesel), and second in 2005 called Tokyo Drift (without Diesel or Walker) it seemed that this franchise was dead.

But everything started to change with Fast & Furious in 2009. that reunited original cast and transform it into one of the most commercially successful franchises in the last couple of years. This movie was more about fights and explosions and less about street race. It was better then previous two but still bad.

And then something unexpected happened. Fast Five was released in 2011. and was actually a pretty good action movie (it is not usual that fifth entry in a franchise is the best one). It was also commercially most successful and was even more removed from street racing. This continued with next two sequels (that weren’t on the same level as Fast Five but were dumb, fun and watchable) that made even more money, especially Furious 7 that became 6th most commercially successful movie of all time (worldwide). And this small crooks transformed into superheroes doing all kinds of absurd and unrealistic stuff.

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Good thing is that these movies never took them selfs seriously. They knew what they were – big, dumb, loud, ridiculous action movies.

Eight entry (first one without Paul Walker) is not different from the previous two films so if you liked them you’ll probably like this one too. The Fate of the Furious is a watchable action movie with a couple of good action sequences that you’ll forget two hours after you finish it.

You can purchase a Blu-ray on Amazon if you’re interested.

And there is also a Fast and Furious 8-Movie collection available.

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