Movie: The Fate of the Furious
Direction: Gary Gray
Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren
Music: Brian Tyler
Cinematographer: Stephen F Windon
Editor: Christian Wagner, Paul Rubell
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
What is it about: It’s the eighth installment from the franchise “Fast & The Furious”. In this chapter, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) goes rogue once again, and how his friends and family fight that forms the crux of the story directed by Gary Gray.
Why it’s disappointing: This film has lost its roots from racing and have gone rogue itself on content. But as the installments pass by, they get larger than life in terms of action. Which gives Indian films a huge run for their money. This franchise has developed in to a brand which can pull off anything in the name of action paced with illogical sequences. The plot is paper thin, which is very predictable and clichéd for an action thriller. It runs on its own mind fueled with lack lustred chemistry between the cast, which lost its value from the fifth film.
The performances are too tight and pretentious that you get little tired of watching them showing off muscles on them and on their cars. But this is what expected of this series, and they deliver it religiously and will for another two films.
What to watch out for: F8 has action to feast your eyes on, doesn’t disappoint you at any point, regardless of it being over the top. Especially the “New York” street chase, which was spectacular. The action gets bigger and bigger, and is fun to watch on screen coupled with amazing VFX.
Among the actors, Jason Statham tries to make a convincing appearance with his performance and action cuts. And Tyrese chops in some funny antics to ease up the action.
The cinematography was racy by Stephen Windon, which was best cut by Christian Wagner and Paul Rubell. Music by Brian Tyler was upbeat and catchy. And the IMAX did give you that extra edge of an action come alive enveloped with crunching sound.
Verdict: Gary Gray, developed a good Eighth installment for a series which is running for long and did not lose its steam. You very well know these movies and can’t expect more from it. They’re fun and enjoy them, definitely worth a watch.
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