Release date: April 12, 2017
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Total Rating: rotten tomato – 3.9/5
Runtime: 136 minutes
The series of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ is one of my favorite series and also this series is most favorable to men in their 20s, but this movie series is loved by all ages in the world.
This is the eighth movie of The Fast and The Furious series and all actions were legendary as usual. There was realistic blockbusters and better entertainment in ‘The Fast and the Furious 8’ just as their other previous movies.
To briefly explain the story, Dominic and Letty married and during their honeymoon, Dominic encountered Oscar-winning actresses Charlize Theron who plays Cipher, and she tempts Dominic to take part in a terror attack and betray his family and crew. Because of Dominic’s unexpected betrayal, all the members of the crew had to cooperate with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who once was the biggest foe because he threatened the crew and also killed one of the crew members. The sponsor of the crew scouted Deckard to join in the fight against Dominic and Cipher, who now became a threatening enemy.
Cipher, who is the top intelligent hacker of the biggest cutting edge terror organization in the world and Helen Mirren also appears in a cameo as a mother of the two Shaw brothers and played a quite crucial role in this movie.
‘The Fast and the Furious 8’ stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Scott Eastwood. F. Gary Gray, who is the new director of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ series directed the 8th series. I felt the eighth series was directed differently than previous movies.
After the death of one of the most beloved actors, Paul Walker, many fans of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ wondered how Brian, acted by Paul Walker would emerge in the movie. Rather than find a replacement actor, they phased out Brian’s story by having him retire from his life of crime, and the rest of the crew were exonerated of their previous crimes. This was the first movie without Paul Walker, who was the hero of the movie. So there were five things they did to cherish the memory of him: At the beginning of the movie, while Dominic was handing the old car pieces before the race in Cuba he said, “This is the method Brian always used in urgent situations.” When the crew were in danger because of Dominic’s betrayal, Roman Pearce said, “Brian would have found the way.”
Many people will also remember the fact that Dominic named his baby Brian.
One more Interesting thing is the title of this movie in non-North American countries is ‘The Fast and The Furious’, but they released this movie with the title “The Fate of The Furious” in North America. Fans believe the ‘fate’ in this title symbolizes Paul Walker and the ‘furious’ symbolizes Vin Diesel.
Even though there was a lot of development in the story, especially the creative car action, we cannot forget the fact Paul Walker was the hero of the movie and we still remember him inside and outside of the movie.
“We have never forgotten Paul Walker, not once. Paul Walker is breathing alive in every scenes of this work.” Vin Diesel mentioned at the 2017 CINEMACON.
Review by news writer Chloe Lee