The Fate Of The Furious Movie Review
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron
Duration: 136 min
One of the biggest franchises returns with the fate of the Furious (aka Fast and Furious 8), the eighth part of the car racing scenes and nonsense action. As it is the first Film after the passed away of Paul Walker and thus the departure of Brian, his person, it is also the beginning of a new and (supposedly) last Trilogy.
This time Cipher (Charlize Theron) is the main mechanic and she can bring Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) into her evil team for not-known reasons. This would become a hard betrayal to swallow for his” family”, who must keep trying to prevent them from pursuing their grand Plan while action ” the one thing they can’t handle…”
I’m not the biggest Fan of this Saga, but I must have that since Fast Five (aka Fast and Furious 5) I’ve been more than entertained and even felt an emotion with the last one (Fast and Furious 7). Every Film since the fifth has well defined its limits of reality and ridicule, so it does not feel as silly when the Action goes down.
The fate of the facts could be the silly chapter of all this. Even if the level of variously is high, the Action is simply foolish unrealistic. I know, I know, all the Fast and Furious movies have this “specificity”, but as I said above, they set limits to silly. Who did not. It is already directed, it looks Great, but it is simply too dummy and ridiculous. I mean, a merger could hit someone director in the head and the Movie would find a way for the staff to survive. LIMITS MUST EXIST!
Everything from foresight and the lack of realism of the plot to kitschy dialogue, feels simple … silly. I’m sorry, I can’t find another word to describe this: it’s just silly. Absolute foolish. In that sense, I really liked this Film (in part)… Wait, what?!
Yes, the Film is ridiculous to all equals, there is no need to continue knocking on this door. What makes the Movie fun is that it knows it’s silly. F. Gary Gray uses the blessing of the plot and exaggerated action sequences, mixes with the incredibly natural chemistry of the entire cast and well-conducted action scenes (real individual action, no chases, which are also well performed) and he is able to create a great divergence.
The cast is brilliant, it is obvious that most of them have been working together for several years. Vin Diesel is Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) keeps overpowering me, Charlize Theron and Kurt Russell (Mr.Nobody) are Certain an upgrade, but the real Stars here are Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw). Their comic chemistry and cheesy one-liners, plus their hard punches, augment the Movie in a way that makes the first half of this one bearable. It is not until the middle of the second act that the Film begins to take and the only reason I have not fallen asleep so far-there was because of this duet. Ludacris (tej Parker) and Tyrese (roman Pearce) also have good scenes, but their writing is too foolish.
As for the villain, I think Cipher should be explored better. Her motives are clear, but feel short for the grand Plan she has in mind. In addition, it’s Charlize Theron who plays this person, it’s nobody! Its full potential must be feat instead of showing it literary in one place(it’s as if she had spent a day in the Studio).
The story is super predictable and lasts too long time. This seems certain longer than expected, likely because the Studios wanted the duration of 2h30. 136min is simply too much for what the Film needs and the script is not able to fill the holes with intelligent person development or good dialogue … Instead, it’s full of lame, boring, foolish and even unfunny jokes.
In short, the fate of The Furious can mix its foolish and boundless ridicule with the chemistry being from the cast, even if Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have to do it to save the whole thing. The action scenes are too silly and unrealistic, but well-directed enough to entertain. The first half of the film is slow (lasts too long) and the villain should have been much better explored (It’s Charlize Theron … I mean, come on!). The plot is too predictable, it lacks substance and it’s full of beasts, kitschy dialogues and unfunny one-liners. Nevertheless, this is a Film that recognizes its silly and tries to make it the best enjoyment possible … And he does. Just not for a positive Assessment.