For anyone who has any interest in any of the “Fast and Furious” movies, you probably will have noticed over the last few movies that the days of street racing are gone. The primary focus of almost all F&F movies now is action: guns, crashing, and a bunch of unnecessary explosions. The last three movies have had a very basic plot: a bad guy is targeting the team, the bad guy then does something to the team that affects them in some way, the team then gets very upset with the bad guy and go to take him down.
Going into “The Fate of the Furious”, that was basically what I was expecting, and that’s exactly what I got. The opening scene is pretty cool: it starts with Dom, (Vin Diesel) racing someone in Cuba, and it’s actually rather exciting. Dom ends up winning with no brakes and a huge fire ball. The rest of the movie is very entertaining, but not so “Fast And Furious” type of film. A lot more of what we have seen in the last few films.
Overall, the movie is extremely thrilling and action packed, which is smart because it appeals to much more of the film population than o the first F&F films. The submarine chase scene looked really stupid and cheesy in the trailer, but I’m not going to lie, it was really cool to watch in theater. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, whether or not you are a F&F enthusiast or just someone who enjoys watching action movies. I miss the original Fast and Furious movies with all of the car chases and racing, but the action packed films of today are also very exhilarating.