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Movie Breakdown: The Fate Of The Furious

April 13, 2017

Film

Pre-Screening Stance:

I just made my girlfriend watch all seven previous Fast And Furious entries (practically in a row) because I wanted her to be fully caught up before we saw The Fate Of The Furious.  That’s how much I love this big, dumb and ridiculously fun series.  Bring on #8.

Post-Screening Stance:

Just as I hoped, the newest Fast And Furious flick is more of the same.  The cars are incredible and fast, the scope is massive, there are overly dramatic soap opera-like moments, a variety of predictable-but-fun twists and – of course – a lot of talk about the important of family.  For all intents and purposes, you’ve already seen this movie.  You won’t care though because the film is so goddamn cheer-worthy that – just like every other entry in the series – it just sweeps you right up and takes you to your happy place.  If you ask me, there’s no better film to kick off the summer blockbuster season with than The Fate Of The Furious.  You should see it immediately.

One Fast Thought:

Charlize Theron’s Cipher is the best villain that Dom’s crew have had the pleasure of going up against.  Also, it’s so super obvious that Theron had a blast portraying the cunning hacker.  Great casting here.

One Furious Thought:

There’s only one thing in The Fate Of The Furious that I didn’t like, and it’s Scott Eastwood.  Even in a movie that doesn’t exactly feature the best actors in the world, he still manages to totally and completely suck.  I hope he doesn’t return for any further Fast And Furious films.  Not only can he not act, but he plays his character like a discount Brian O’Connor and it’s annoying.

One Fast And Furious Thought:

Sorry if you were hoping for more plot details in this breakdown.  Mentioning anything other than the “Dom has gone rogue” bit from the trailers would be pretty spoilery, and I didn’t want to do that to you.

OK, This Is It:

I was pleasantly surprised with how Brian and Mia’s retired status is handled in the film.

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