REVIEW: “The Fate Of The Furious” Is An Outrageous Thrill Ride
(AllHipHop Reviews) It has too be noted: Fast and the Furious is one of the most successful movie series ever and has grossed almost $4 billion. Furthermore, it has survived and endured a number of changes and metamorphoses, most notably the tragic death of actor Paul Walker. It also must be noted that the key to the additive nature of the series is that each movie one-ups the previous. The Fate of the Furious is no different. It started off so peaceful and demure.
At the movie’s onset, Dominic (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are happily married and on their honeymoon in Cuba when their attempt at a normal life is almost immediately thwarted. An infamous cyber terrorist named Cipher (Charlize Theron) twists Dom’s arm so badly, she makes him betray his whole crew. Even Letty is baffled at his behavior. Now, the crew must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos on a world scale.
Grand scale is an understatement in this one (as with most Fast And Furious flicks), so put your brain on hold and enjoy the ride of rides.
DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), hackers Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges), goofball Roman (Tyrese Gibson), government boss Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) and his new jack protegee (Scott Eastwood) are challenged with the daunting task of getting Dom and destroying Cipher’s diabolical plot. There are a number of twists and turns, including the return of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who was the villain in the last of the Fast and The Furious movie.
Listen. “Fast & Furious 8” is a wild, ostentatious ride that won’t likely win any new fans. But, that is not the goal. The goal is to super serve the existing audience and give them all they expect from the franchise. There are There are some incredible moments, like a particularly scary scene in New York City, and then the absurdity of the crew racing a submarine in the arctic while stopping a nuclear warhead from being unleashed on the world. Sheer insanity. However, the movie is entertaining and fun and funny. On top of the fun, there are some genuinely touching, cute moments as well. No spoilers. Enjoy. Escape. Fate of the Furious entertains absolutely, without mercy.