Going in to see The Fate of the Furious, I was skeptical. I wondered how they could possibly keep the story fresh. After all, this is the eighth movie in the series. But the Furious gang managed to pull off another entertaining movie.
In this one, we meet Cipher (Charlize Theron) who enlists the help of Dom to help her get her hands on nuclear bombs. Dom, of course, doesn’t want to leave Letty and turn his back on his team, but Cipher has her hands on some valuable collateral, which forces Dom’s hand. It’s not until somewhere in the middle that you find out what the collateral is and you’ll be surprised.
There are women, very fast cars, and lots of action, including ridiculous stunts. Dom, in particular, pulled off one stunt that had me saying, “There’s no possible way he’d ever survive that.” But it’s a movie so I let it go.
For me, the best part of the movie was Jason Statham who is back as Deckard. He has one of the best fight sequences in the history of the franchise. Not only does that fight sequence give us classic Statham moves, but it also provides a few laughs.
If you’re looking for a good time at the movies, this is the movie for you. It kept me thoroughly entertained and I’m already looking forward to the ninth.
Have you seen The Fate of the Furious?