The Fate of the Furious (2017) : Movie Review

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The Fate of the Furious (2017) : Movie Review

The Fate of the Furious : Guys. Get set for a truly exhilarating roler coaster!! With one action sequence following another, Fast & Furious 8 offers non stop entertainment to action buffs, particularly those who made the franchise rake in the big bucks right till its seventh instalment. [ Read: RESIDENT EVIL–THE FINAL CHAPTER (2017) : Movie Review ]

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The street racing gang (Dwyane Johnson aka The Rock, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson et al) is back. Only this time, they have Dom (Vin Diesel) as an opponent. He is lured by a cyber terrorist called Cipher (Charlize Theron) to turn rogue and support her nefarious activities. The stage is set for testosterone driven wham bam.

Starting with the pulsating car race in Havana to the crowded streets of the ‘Big Apple’ and the final showdown in snow capped Siberia, every stunt is expertly handled. The CGI, specially the remotely hacked cars plummeting from high rise buildings right in to the crowded streets is a visual spectacle!

Of the cast, Charlize Theron is super impressive as the sexy antagonist who is keen to a wreak a global war. It’s gratifying to watch Kurt Russell in an extended cameo.

Some of the situations have a bollywood deja vu like a family kept hostage to pull off a crime and the final rescue act of the baby borders on the implausible. The car’s tumbling in to each other may provide Rohit Shetty some fuel for his next blockbuster. Never mind! [ Read: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (2016) : Movie Review ]

The FF series was anyways, never about sense and logic, was it?

The movie ends with an indication of a Part 9. I wouldn’t mind the time-pass. As long as Vin Diesel doesn’t “attempt” to cry on screen.

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Sumeet Nadkarni
I am a Chartered Accountant by Profession and a self styled film critic by passion.