Fast & Furious 8 Movie Review

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Fast & Furious 8 Movie Review

 

 

The Fate of the Furious (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 8 and Fast 8, and often stylized as F8) is a 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise and stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham,Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood,Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.

The Fate of the Furious marks the first film of the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift(2006) not to star Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle crash on November 30, 2013, in the middle of production of Furious 7 (2015).

The film premiered on April 4, 2017 in Berlin and will be released in the United States on April 14, 2017, while also being released in 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX internationally.

“Mister” Movie Cast & Crew:

Director: F. Gary Gray
Produced by: Neal H. Moritz Vin Diesel Michael Fottrell
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez
Music Director: Brian Tyler
Language: English

“Mister” Movie Story Line:

The eighth edition in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise (The Fate of the Furious) revolves around a mysterious hacker Cipher (Charlize Theron) who tries to seduce Dom (Vin Diesel) into the dangerous world of terrorism.

Eight movies into ‘Fast and Furious’, one would think the testosterone-fueled concept of speeding cars that defy the laws of physics would begin to start losing steam. But Vin Diesel with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jason Statham and crew manage to keep our eyes glued to the screen just for the sheer spectacle of complete mayhem that ensues.

The franchise does try to do things a bit differently this time around. Since Dominic Toretto is virtually untouchable behind the wheel, turning him against his ‘family’ and leaving his crew to fend for themselves, considerably raises the stakes on a personal front. With the addition of versatile actress Charlize Theron to the mix as a hacker extraordinaire, Diesel even gets to flex some of his acting muscles. Though it’s a shame that Theron doesn’t trade blows with the boys, she’s a heartless, cold and calculating villain who proves to be more than a challenge. The rest of the proceedings are standard alpha-male fare, though Jason Statham as Deckard and The Rock as Hobbs prefer to exchange a barrage of verbal insults at each other, saving their fists for other unfortunate souls. There’s a surprising cameo from a revered British actress who lights up the screen in the few scenes she’s in clearly having fun in a movie that doesn’t demand more from her accomplished acting skills.

For a franchise whose sole purpose of being hinges on the age old mantra ‘go big or go home’, Fast and Furious 8 sure does follow the rulebook. But sadly, the fatigue is setting in. A couple of films ago – even three films ago – you’d never have believed it. The series had just witnessed a comeback unlike any other. In that moment, to quote a teen novel of all things, we were all infinite. Dom was in love. The Rock was breaking concrete by stomping on it real hard. Tyrese was yelling. Women were being objectified…

But now, after we’ve seen parachuting cars and flying Vin Diesels, what’s a nuclear missile here and there?

 

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