Fast and Furious 8 : Movie Review

Fast and Furious 8 : Movie Review
Written by Ravleen Khera

Fast and Furious 8 is directed by F Gary Gray. If we put some attention towards the cast then the cast are as follows: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russel, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren

The fate of the furious is the eighth installment in the fast and the furious franchise. This edition 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.

Let us start with first things first, at this point it does not even matter if you have lost count of how many fast and furious have been made till date or even if you have never seen any of the earlier films, you will still end up having a good time watching this one and the insane stuff happening on screen as this flick falls into the bracket of leave-your-brain-at-home-and-just-enjoy-the-popcorn-and-go-with-the-flow kind of entertainer, just like the others in the franchise. No questions asked.

It starts off in familiar fashion as Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), all muscles, zooming around in a street race, driving a vintage car. The setup is in Havana, Cuba and that’s where he has his first run in with the ghost and God of cyber terrorism, Cypher (Charlize Theron). She blackmails him into turning rogue and Dom double crosses his usual team of Michele Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Nathalie Emmanuel as also their muscular backup Dwayne Johnson. So the team sets out to find out why Dom just turned into the bad guy. Kurt Russel’s Black Suit agency boss guy takes charge of the mission too. And Dwayne Johnson is forced to double team with Jason Statham as well. The endless cast and characters each have their own surprises and that’s what makes the Fast & Furious 8 screenplay engaging.

Fast8 has its dose of major car chases, action sequences involving self driving cars, a zombie apocalypse analogy and to top it all the climax with the race between the supercars, tanks and a submarine. It is outrageous and over-the-top but entertaining nonetheless. Another interesting aspect in the film is the love hate relationship between the characters of The Rock and Jason Statham and they bring in humour into the narrative seamlessly.

The movie ends with a bang , but the series has definitely more to offer , it is merely to be continued: there are two more sequels due by 2021. So yes, take this one with a pinch of salt and go for it if you are looking for some harmless entertainment.

About the author

Ravleen Khera

A commerce graduate, yoga enthusiast ( certified power yoga instructor), internet/social media junkie, dog lover, coffee addict are some words that describe me. I endeavour to nurture a skill for penning down words that educate, engage, entertain and also add value to the platform my content is published on. Currently,amidst a career transition :)

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