“I love love love this franchise. For the past couple months, whenever anyone asks me what upcoming movies I was excited for, this was my answer. I’ve said it before, but it’s one of the few franchises that has gotten better over time and continues to find ways to top itself. The question now, was would the series survive the untimely death of one of its stars?
Short answer, yes. The Fate of the Furious delivered everything that I’ve come to love about F&F: heart pounding action sequences, characters I love, inspiring teamwork, and just non-stop adrenaline. However, I will say that 7 was a tough act to follow, it being my favorite both for the emotional element and for having some of the best stunts of the series. As a result, 8 didn’t feel quite as big, and I’d likely put it somewhere in the middle of the pack if I was ranking them all.
That doesn’t detract from the thrill of watching it though. I still very much enjoyed it, and as always, cannot wait for the next one. Oh, worth noting, new addition to the cast: Helen Mirren. She’d previously stated that being in one of these movies would be her dream role. Hopefully that role will expand going forward. She’s also stated that she is actually capable of driving fast and furious, so I’m really hoping there’ll be opportunity for that later. Also noteworthy, more hand to hand combat for Jason Statham. Really great to see him back in action again.
So yeah, happy to see this team is still going strong, as fast and furious as ever
The Fate of the Furious – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n”