The Fate Of The Furious Delivers On Crazy Amount Of Action


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Universal Pictures owns many different film properties. One of their biggest film properties that they own is The Fast And The Furious franchise. This franchise has grossed more than four billion dollars worldwide. Now, the franchise returns to the big screen with their latest installment, The Fate Of The Furious. The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham. Does the eighth film still live up to the other films? Does it still have insane car stunts? Let’s find out.

The Fate Of The Furious tells the story of Dominic Toretto (portrayed by Diesel) and his ragtag group of friends still acting outside the law and looking good while doing it (xXx: Return Of Xander Cage reference). However, when Dominic mysteriously betrays his friends to work for the evil Cipher (portrayed by Theron), it is up to Luke Hobbs (portrayed by Johnson) and the rest of the group to find out why Dominic betrayed them and save the world once again.

Just like any Fast And Furious movie, the film delivers on tons of action. They are many cool action scenes that includes cars, one-on-one fights and even submarines (Yeah. I’m not kidding about submarines). The best action scene involves Johnson and Statham trying to escape a prison, which is seen briefly in the marketing of the film. That scene is so much fun because it is action packed and the music makes it feel very engaging, which leads me to my next point.

The film has some great music choices. When action scenes happen, the music choices make the action more engaging and fun to watch. The music fits perfectly in terms of a Fast And Furious movie. I’m really looking forward to getting the soundtrack for this film.

Furthermore, Diesel, Statham and Theron’s characters are the best in the film. Diesel brings some good emotional scenes as well as some crazy action scenes involving some high profile cars. While Diesel may bring the emotion, Statham definitely brings it in terms of action. As an actor, Statham is known for his variety of choreography and action scenes. Needless to say, Statham doesn’t shy in this film when it comes to action. Theron, as the main villain of the film, worked surprisingly well. She brings a good evil tone to her character and is a good threat towards Diesel and his crew.

Even though the film has some cool action set pieces and two good acting standouts, it suffers in everything else. For starters, the story of the film is very predictable. If you are looking for a very in-depth story in The Fate Of The Furious, you are not going to get it here (nor in the other Fast And Furious movies).

Also, the first act of the film is not well put together. It doesn’t flow as well as the second or third act. The first reminded me a lot of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Both first acts are very fast and don’t flow well with the rest of their acts in the film.

The biggest flaw, in my opinion, is the fact that Johnson doesn’t get enough screentime. Besides the awesome prison scene and one or two car scenes, that’s all the action Johnson does. The rest of his screentime is dedicated to talking to his teammates and finding ways to catch the villain. This is very disappointing because Johnson deserved to have more time dedicated to action rather than simple conversation scenes.

Overall, The Fate Of The Furious truly surprised me. I honestly didn’t believe this film was going to be great. While it definitely isn’t a great film, it is for sure a good film to watch. If you love crazy car stunts and action scenes, you should go check this film out. I highly recommend checking it out in theaters and picking it up on Blu-ray. It is a lot of fun and definitely worth watching. If you saw The Fate Of The Furious, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.