People who follow my blog are probably familiar with my love/hate relationship with the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. I thoroughly enjoyed “Fast Five” for instance, and I especially enjoyed the heartwarming tribute to Paul Walker in “Furious 7”. That being said, I couldn’t care less about “The Fate of the Furious” aka “Fast and Furious 8” aka “F8” aka “They’re running out of ideas”. Take the title: confusing as fuck. Take the story: stupid as fuck. The previous films weren’t any better, but this one’s pushing it. Dom (Vin Diesel) has gone rogue, and it’s up to his “ex” crew, including Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to figure out why the hell did he do it. That’s cue for director F. Gary Gray to stage one endless car chase scene after the other. And to be honest? They’re boring as fuck. But if you care about this franchise (and many people do, for some reason), you’d want to stick around for the new bromance between The Rock and Jason Statham. But despite a few good moments, this 8th installment is running on empty, desperately trying to rise above the routine with a bunch of useless plot twists that make no sense whatsoever (not that it matters). I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this series.
★★★ Very good