Fast and Furious 8

3 stars

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, and Charlize Theron

Director: F. Gary Gray

Synopsis: Dom (Vin Diesel) turns rogue against the team when he meets a mysterious blonde (Charlize Theron) who seduces him into a world of terrorism and betrayal.

Review:

The 8th instalment in the ‘Fast and Furious’ series boosts the action and laughs like the previous 3 entries while offering a unique and intriguing storyline that results in a fun action film. The best thing about the film is that it knows what it is, it knows it’s over the top and doesn’t take itself too seriously.  This benefits the film because the series is meant to be fun and comic, and is there for everyone to enjoy and to not think too much about. The film contains fun performances such as Jason Statham’s, where every other sentence is an entertaining one liner. The films main flaw is that its departed itself from the premise of the series, street racing. Obviously, this wasn’t the first film in the series that decided to go the action route, that happened first with ‘Fast Five’ 2011. But this one just cashes in on the name with only 1, 5-minute race in the opening scene. Overall, ‘Fast and Furious 8’ is a fun but generic action film that you can always have an enjoyable time with.

 

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