Fate of the Furious refocuses on family

April 25, 2017

 When the movie was first announced I wasn’t to excited to see it.

 

 

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray used in the eighth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.

 

 

Fast and Furious is a movie franchise that has had seven movies so, I thought it would be predictable.

 

Yet, the movie took me by surprise. 


Going into the theater I expected to see another action-packed movie with the focus of family, and that’s exactly what I saw.

 

But, plot twist after plot twist kept my eyes glued to the screen. 


It happened like the other two movies with  Luke Hobbs (Dwane Johnson) needing help from Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel).

 

But, there was something different about this movie, and it came in the form of a cyber terrorist.


Yet the movie took a whole new turn even after Paul Walker’s unfortunate death.

 

The movie took on the stronger theme of family.

 

 

The message it sent was family is something to cherish and also the people who you make friends with because they’re your greatest allies.


When Cipher (Charlize Theron) came into the screen the movie took a whole new turn.

 

She provided a whole new outlook on the movie taking the antagonist role to another level making her someone to fear. 


The movie was mostly based off of her and Dom as she held something over his head that had everyone on the edge of their seats wanting to see if he would get his happy ending. 


In the end, with everything said, and done what surprised me the most was to see the allies that were made.

 

I did not expect two people, who had previously been antagonists in the movie franchise suddenly come to the rescue in the eighth movie. 


By the time the movie was over, I couldn’t help but not like it.

 

Yes, it was very predictable with the whole family is everything theme, and you do everything you can to protect them.

 

But this is a message that has been around in all eight movies.  


However, The Fate of the Furious threw away the macho wannabe superhero aspect that the seventh movie gave us and just refocused back into family and how Dom would do anything to protect them.

 
The graphics and special effects were also great and the end scene with the plane had me and everyone smiling and giggling.


In the end I would rate this movie 3 out of 5 stars for being creative and for blowing away my rotten expectations of it that I had from the beginning.
 

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