Fast & Furious 8 (2017) Review
Dom gets sucked into a different world when a woman somehow gets him to do something for her, which puts him on the opposite side to his team!
I must start this review by first admitting that I have not actually seen all eight of the films. I have missed a few in the middle, but I feel that considering I had seen number seven then it was ok to go and see number eight. The main reason I feel like I had to mention this was to clarify that I am therefore not really a huge fan of the franchise. I guess it also means that it is possible to head to the cinema and just seen this film without really missing too much back story. Let’s face it as popular as these films are they really aren’t anything special.
The story gets pretty ridiculous at times with the different things that happen and go on. I won’t spoil them just incase you are planning on seeing this one. I also find it rather boring with how they go on so much about family and you look after family, when indeed they are just friends who pretend to be family and seem to very easily go against the others at times anyway.
The film starts with a street car race, which in all honesty was probably the best part in terms of the action. Some of the action scenes with fights in them moved about way too much for my liking. I do have such a soft spot for The Rock though and he did get some great cheesy moments and one liners, which I will admit that I enjoy way too much.
I guess I just don’t care that much about the characters to really get into the film, which I am assuming has happened with a lot of people? I guess it has increased my level of being annoyed due to the fact that it is one of those “huge” films for box office therefore takes a lot of cinema screens, meaning a slow few weeks due to other films being pushed aside.
They do try to keep the story relevant with the main problem coming from an online hacker known as Cipher, another pretty awful role for Charlize Theron in my opinion she seems to be typecast in the bad role now and I am not really sure why in total honesty as she is not very good at it. But I really shouldn’t mention the performances in this film as we all know what to expect by now don’t we?
I know this film will certainly have a lot of fans, but wasn’t it all originally about cars? Fast cars? I just don’t feel as though we were shown enough super cars in this one. Plus isn’t it just silly to think that they would be allowed to get involved in Government work but then have to go to prison? Yes, I am probably thinking too much into that side of it now. I guess I would like to know when it is all going to stop, when they get to 10?