The Fate Of The Furious Movie Review: Rides On High-Octane Escapism And Insane Action


It was probably another Point Break version, with cars that the Fast and Furious started their journey back in 2001. Since then the franchise has come a long way with releasing their latest 8th instalment of the series.

Unlike other franchises, the Fast and Furious team has always tried developing its bloodline on the basis of outrageous stunts and insane actions more than its storyline. And that insanity of stunts grew further with each and every release.

The Fate of the Furious a.k.a Fast 8 settles into this scheme effortlessly, escalated only by high-octane escapism and extravagant stunt sequences which will take the audiences into a new height of realisation and excitement.

The Italian Job, Friday, Straight Outta Compton fame director F. Gary Gray takes the direction wheel on his hands for Fast 8, though he doesn't go out of the box for this film, he ensured that there remains enough juice for insane action lovers.

People often talk about the robust storyline to analyse a film's credibility, but then if you can buy comic-book superhero films which is generally built on the aspect of over-exaggeration of human ability and term them as the superpower, then you should not be whining about this film.

Fast 8 provides a great hook with Dom betraying his family for mysterious reasons and joins the malefactor Cipher played by Charlize Theron in her iniquitous agenda. This manifested betrayal develops all the required tension and conflict in the movie.

The superficial hunt for Dom brings in Ian Shaw (Jason Statham) to the team dissolving all enmity and then they venture out to New York City and Russia in style, accompanied with over-the-top action and outrageous stunts.

Out of all the insane stunts, 'Manhattan sequence' is sure to leave you breathless and then the Die Another Day type climax is absolutely intense and engaging.

Overall, The Fate of the Furious is a great movie to watch this weekend, adrenaline gushing vehicular mayhem and high-octane escapism will surely add up to your excitement along with its open-ended curtain drop that will only build up your anticipation for its next part.

Have a great day!