The Fate of the Furious

Review: The Fate of the Furious

27 Apr 17

A film for car nuts and completionists

And even then, the car lovers really don't have too much to look at. At some point in time the film the Fast & Furious cast have transitioned from an outlaw car racing crew, to some sort of elite tactical black ops squad capable of taking down paramilitary types with ease. I love Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson, and the trailer had me excited for a good ol' beatdown to carry on what was started in the earlier films. However, it was not to be. With an overuse of shaky cam fight scenes, and car scenes that were filmed largely from the interiors, I really struggled to be able to follow any of it; I just see explosions, wait for the end and try to figure it out afterwards. There is action, but the team are bulletproof and physics defying, as has always been the case. The plot had some potential, but the actual reason for Dom's actions make me hate his character; he's just not a big picture kind of guy, and it counteracts his "family" theme through and through. If you want to see explosions, this is for you. If you want to see Hobbs and Decker fight, then just wait for the spin-off that has been green-lit. If you want a clear money grab from the actors involved without any substantial plot? Then this might be for you.