The Fate of the Furious: Just Fun, Ridiculous, Bulls**t

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

DIRECTED BY: F. Gary Gray

STARRING: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron

GENRE: Action

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States

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 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, the 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.

Alright…let me take a deep breathe before I dive into this. The Fate of the Furious is exactly what you would expect from a Fast and the Furious franchise. The action is absolutely ridiculous, with plenty of moments that are over the top in that FnF style. This time though, the ensemble cast of The Fate of the Furious actually look like they are actually having fun. This was a major problem with the last few films in the franchise, as it just seems like each member of the cast was there just to earn the paycheck. But, as always, the soundtrack is just fantastic and upbeat. There is so much life in the music that it wraps of the film in a nice bow.

This needs to be a buddy-cop movie ASAP

However, The Fate of the Furious is exactly what you would expect from a gigantic, dumb, action movie. While the moments are epic and crazy on a scale that really shouldn’t be measured, most of those moments are complete bullshit. Let’s talk about the obvious one shown in the trailer, with Dwayne Johnson throwing the torpedo. Since they obviously couldn’t show the whole scene in the trailer, DJ is able to handle driving a large truck (with very little help from Tyreese) and scoop up the torpedo as it skids across the ice. He even throws it at the pursuing enemies, killing many in the process. That moment had almost our entire team yelling BULLSHIT in unison.

PROS:

  • Plenty of dumb action.
  • Entire cast chemistry.
  • Sexy cars as always.
  • Lit soundtrack.

CONS:

  • Way too many bullshit moments.
  • Storytelling.

SCORE: 6.0 / 10

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