The Fate of the Furious 2017


What’s wrong with The Fate of the Furious? For starters, the movie doesn’t quite know whether it wants to be too serious or to funny, and it comes out as a mixed bag of too much noise. Fast Five perfectly balanced the formula and even introduced Dwayne Johnson a.k.a The Rock. The eight installment of the franchise (that’s six too many) is based around the dilemma that Dominick Toretto goes rouge and now the team has to face him and the villain, played by Charlize Theron. The reason for Doms choice to go rogue is spoiled way too soon and we spend the rest of the movie basically waiting for it all to be over. Even the action-sequences are way too boring and the fight-scenes are overly cut, to hide the lack of fight skills from actors like Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Scott Eastwood. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, which have background from action-movies and does have actual talent for it is criminally underused. Statham gets a teased prison-fight at the beginning and a fight on the plane in the end but that’s it. The Director, F. Gary Gray clearly doesn’t know how to shoot action and that is a pity. This is by no means the worst Fast and Furious-movie (hint, hint Fast & Furious 2009), but when it’s the eight one in a series, they should a least get the action right.

 

Score: 6/10

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