Canadian Cinephile

Little introduction is required for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, the eighth movie in the franchise that began way back in 2001 as a simple street racing romp. Things have come a long way since then and F. Gary Gray’s 2017 outing has all the requisite cheese and absurdity, cooking up over two hours of get-up-and-go. This is an brazen energy drink of a film and that’s fine because there is no effort to hide the proceedings under the pretext of something reflective. Even when nuclear hell threatens to break loose, this humdinger’s got jokes.

The plot is straightforward. Vin Diesel’s Dom and Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty are on their honeymoon in Havana when cyberterrorist Cypher (Charlize Theron) shows up and blackmails Dom into doing a little work. He has to betray his team, however, and that requires a bit of sticky business and the acquisition of the first of many…

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