The day that Fast & Furious fans have been eagerly waiting for, had finally arrived in the form of the eighth installment of the franchise. 14 April 2017 saw the release of Fast & Furious 8: The Fate of the Furious and it was time to see what fate had in store for the Fast & Furious family.
If you are a Fast & Furious fanatic, or simply enjoy the movies because of the insane driving, destruction, crazy stunts and beautiful cars (not to mention the other forms of eye candy), then the latest film will not disappoint. The jaw dropping crashes, high-speed chases, adrenaline pumping races that keep you in suspense, and good versus evil encounters, which have all become synonymous with the previous films, are ever so present this time round.
Having seen the trailer (and it has been difficult not to), we know that Dom (Vin Diesel) betrays his family, which contradicts everything that he has stood for in the past. He joins forces with the franchise’s first female villain, Cipher (Charlize Theron) who has unlimited resources and always gets what she wants.
Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) ends up in a high security prison with fellow rival Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), which he apprehended with the help of Dom and the family. With Hobbs locked up and Dom having deserted the family, it seems like everything is falling apart for the family and that all hope is lost. That is until Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell) and Little Nobody (Scott Eastwood) shows up, knowing just what to say to motivate the team, the Nobody’s get them all fired up to go out and stop Dom and Cipher like only they can.
Without fast exotic cars being driven at an insanely high speed, it would just not be a Fast & Furious movie, and this time round was no exception. A Subaru BRZ, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline, 1960 Dodge Charger, Rally Fighter and a Lamborghini are but a few of the beasts that were used in the making of this film. As if cars were not enough, a Ripsaw and even a submarine made an appearance.
The smooth talkers with their witty and hilarious comments, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris) were on top form and whilst the stunts had us on the edge of our seats, this duo had us rolling on the floor with laughter. There are both familiar faces, which we have come to either love or hate, and some new ones, that add some interesting twists and turns to the film.
Action packed from start to finish, comedic moments and a few unexpected twists and turns, this is my kind of movie and I absolutely loved it and would recommend that you go out and watch it.
Dom tends to remind us “It doesn’t matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, winning’s winning”. So remember, keep on winning!
Thanks for reading and enjoy the movie