Absolutespots Review of The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious

Fast and Furious released the 8th installment on 14th of April 2017 The Fate of the Furious, and it as energetic as ever! There is absolutely no sign of slowing down, and if you base it on the trailer itself, it does live up to what you’d expect.

The movie has been as explosive as ever with some incredible moments on the frozen wasteland and the submarine. It has already been announced to be the biggest blockbuster release of 2017 and the cast and crew are definitely making merry!

Movie Review

Dom Toretto honeymoons with Letty in Havana when he is addressed by Cipher, a cyber-terrorist, to work for her. Dom, Letty, Tej, Roman, Ramsey, and agent Luke Hobbs hijacks their targeted electromagnetic pulse in Berlin, but Dom deceives his team and gives the device to Cipher. Frank Petty referred as Mr. Nobody is the secret agent who hires the team and Deckard Shaw to stop Cipher’s approach to world domination.

Vin Diesel as Dom has always been stony and stoical, but this time it gets into another level. On the other hand, Michele Rodriguez as Letty is quite spunky. Tyrese Gibson seems to play Roman’s lover-boy side and acts funny in this one. Nathalie Emmanuelle doesn’t seem to still gel well with the team, but she sure does some exclusive cyber hacking in the given plot. Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs is as macho as you’d want him to be and we believe he could do all the stunts by himself!

Deckard Shaw played by Jason Statham gets a lot of scenes to do. His acting skills in comedy came really handy from previous experiences, and he was quite impressive in this sequel. You’d also enjoy Helen Mirren and Luke Evans in surprising cameos as Deckard’s mother and brother. They have short scenes but they come full of surprises.

Charlize Theron as Cipher pulled a sexy antagonist, but somewhere she lacked keeping up pace with the menace she started off with. Her right hand, Rhodes, is somebody you’d want to notice, as he played Tormund in the ‘Game of Thrones’ series. Kurt Russell is effortless when it comes to secret agent characters and there a little more spice to catch. Scott Eastwood acts like a comic relief in character, Reisner. He plays Petty’s associate and adds a little humor in-between the adrenaline rush!

You need to watch the film to find plots about why Dom goes against his family, and the climax is quite twisted. However, if you are movie buff like us, the ending can rather seem quite predictable. The storyline does give an unbelievable climax but you’d find traces of the basic framework that draws you onto watch a Fast and Furious again!

One of the finest moments is the street racing sequence in Havana, car chasing in New York, followed by prison riot, stealing and getting away, gunfight scenes, and much more. To add something new, you’d see an elaborate chase on ice with armored tanks, cars, trucks, a nuclear submarine and an orange Lamborghini!

The Fate of the Furious

One of the actions scenes to stress is a funny sequence between Deckard Shaw who fights Cipher’s minions on an airplane. The scene would crack you up as he has a real baby in basket while he does his action moves. The baby brings more delight to the movie and somehow steals all the attention you should’ve given elsewhere!

If you are a hardcore F&F fan, you would find differences and similarities just as you’d want a sequel to be. There are some over the top moments, but that’s what we expect for this 16-year old franchise, don’t we? It’s time you grab your tickets and comment your personal review to us!

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