Fast and Furious 8 – Fast and Furious 8 – The Fate of the Furious – Fast Eight Review May 2017

Because I have not been writing for so long, I now return to my classics the film analysis scheme. So … 🙂

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The article about Fast and Furious 7 is, at this time, the most read article on this blog. At the same time, Fast and Furious 8 had the most successful debut weekend in history, surpassing the return of Star Wars to cinemas (Awakening of Force).

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Dom and Letty are honeymooners in Cuba, but their fun is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious woman who manages to convince Dom to help her in her plan to control the world. Unfortunately, Dom is also forced to compromise, at least temporarily, his friends. Everything with a noble goal, which you will find yourself going to film 🙂

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It’s the first Fast and Furious without Brian (aka Paul Walker). The character Brian did not die, he’s talking about him in the movie (about him and Mia), but they do not appear. “No, I promised that whatever I would not call them”.
Second Fast and Furious with Jason Statham. This time it has a more important role than in the previous one.
Charlize Theron appears for the first time in a series and, given the end, will appear. (No spoiler).
We have a political intrigue this time. Terrorism, nuclear bomb, Russia, USA, Third World War.
As usual, the film has several titles under which it will be promoted. Among them, I most like The Fate of the Furious. It seems to me that it fits best with what’s happening in the movie.
I recommend everyone watching, in a small binging, the other seven films in the series. See how this series evolved, from a Fast and Furious dedicated exclusively to car enthusiasts to a Fast and Furious story (geo) policy.
Regarding watching the other seven parts, I’ll give a hint: we have a new director, F. Gary Gray. He has not directed any other film of the series, but he has directed Italian Job.
We would say about cashing, tell you now also the specialized websites. I will only compare it with the precedent: on IMDB, the current movie has 7.3, versus 7.2 precedent (not released in all countries, so the score will change, see if in good or bad); On Metascore, but we have 56 to 67 in favor of the previous, while RottenTomatoes we have 66 to 79, still in favor of the previous one. The conclusion seems obvious to me: this new film was better received by fans, but the critics appreciated more Furious 7.
An important observation: the film enters the cinemas of Romania with a week’s delay: soon enough to be still NEW FILM, but late enough to find the first audience figures, the first reviews and possibly the first spoilers.

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The big problem of such films is the absence of a story, of a good intrigue. There are several movies in the series (as if they say 3) that were suffering for this reason. In this case, the story is the strength of the movie. An interesting story, not very complicated, but not very simple, whose solving requires cars. With many horsepower, but most importantly, with clever drivers. It does not matter just what the car has under the hood, it matters and who’s driving it. Or first and that first.
More than ever, emphasis is placed on trust, talking about betrayal, focusing on family. All in a very pleasant way 🙂
The character of Jason Statham is extremely cool. Much more prominent and better outlined 🙂
Music is perfectly integrated into the landscape. It is as though something Russian is missing at the scenes from the end, when action takes place in Russia. But I may be too pretentious.
The beginning takes place in Cuba (where they spend their honeymoon). Cuba is a superb place, with Havana at the forefront. I am glad that after the dimplomatic and political thaw, Cuba returns to American productions (and not only). It’s on my list of locations that I have to visit in this lifetime. And the landscapes we see in this movie are really great.

Shall I say cars? We also have it, of course. The best part is that we have a tank … besides them. Smaller but quicker. Even more angry. But the tank is 🙂
It’s an absolutely beautiful scene that lasts a lot, with cars that start alone. A very cool chaos, a really memorable scene. I would like to see it distinct, to appear in a few months on youtube. Just that scene, I like it a lot.


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