Movie Review-The Fate of the Furious
The Fate of the Furious is the eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise and, judging from the audience reaction to this movie, the series still has plenty of gas left in it's tank. It has enough of a story line to hold it all together but this movie is all about action and fast cars. It has car chases, car crashes and even cars falling out of the sky. Director F. Gary Gray, who also directed Staight Outta Compton, has put together a high octaine adventure that is a real crowd pleaser.
In Fate of the Furious the team has gone back to their normal lives, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is coaching his little girls soccer team and Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are in Havana on their honeymoon. However one day Dom is approached by the cyber-terrorist known only as Cipher (Charlize Theron) and she shows him something on her cell phone which makes him turn his back on his team and join her in her evil international terrorist plot. So the whole team is forced to go after Dom and the family, which is a prevailing theme in the movie, is a family no more.
The supporting cast, including Tyrese, Ludacris and Jason Stratham, add the comic relief to the movie and there's even a small cameo appearance in the movie from Oscar winner Helen Miren as an international crime boss. Obviously I don't want to give away the ending but the movie is set up for another Fast and Furious movie in the future, and since the pervious F&F 7 made over one billion dollars worldwide, you should get ready for a Fast and Furious 9!
The movie is rated PG-13 for violence and destruction and has a run time of 136 minutes. On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" The Fate of the Furious rates a JUMBO!