I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact they’ve made eight of these things so far. EIGHT.
The Fate of the Furious continues the series that has come a long way since being Point Break with cars. In this one, the team of terrible actors driving fast cars has to overcome their greatest threat- Vin Diesel. And I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence.
Look, you know what you are getting with this movie. If you go in with that in mind, there is a lot to enjoy. I did not buy the whole Vin Diesel going rogue thing based on the trailers. But I actually liked how they did it in the movie. It’s an interesting “story”, if nothing else, in a series not exactly known for great storytelling. The action scenes are fun and crazy, as you’d expect. The chemistry between the whole team is good and leads to some hilarious exchanges. Without a doubt, it’s a fun movie.
That doesn’t make it a “good movie” by any means. The writing isn’t great, it’s cheesy, most of it makes no sense, and the acting is bad. But if you have watched any of these movies, you should not expect a whole lot to begin with.
Fans of the series will like this installment as well. You still care about the characters we’ve come to love. I had a blast watching this movie. It’s not as good as Fast Five, which remains the best in the series. But it is worth watching if you enjoy a solid action movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Fate of the Furious gets a 4/5.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Are you interested in more Fast and Furious movies?