By Sidney Li | Photography Fair Use
Whenever action movies come into mind, the “Fast and Furious” franchise takes the chart. With the series’ latest installment, “The Fate of the Furious” adds to the previous seven movies starring (Vin Diesel) Dom and his crew comprised of Luke (Dwayne Johnson), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges), and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel).
Dom’s team is forced to test their familial bonds as Dom partners up with the movie’s antagonist, Cipher (Charlize Theron) who aims on taking over the world— just like any other stereotypical villain in a “furious” action movie.
Like any series, viewers must have background information because there are still ties between all the movies. However, the first half of the two hour and 16 minute movie added layers of confusion until the main plot of the movie ferociously takes control of the wheel. The seriousness in the beginning gets completely overshadowed by the action plus the comic reliefs provided by Roman and Deckard (Jason Statham).
The immense use of computer generated imagery throughout the film adds fuel to the packed movie with each scene having adrenaline pumped at various points. From the beginning of the movie, in a drag race throughout the whole city of Havana, to being chased by Russian soldiers and a gigantic submarine in Siberia, these scenes correlate to how the movie is dramatically taking over the world today—whether it is in box sales or popularity.
Not everyone has to be a fan of cars or action movies to see “Fate of the Furious” as there are love interests and comedic parts sprinkled throughout. There is a little something for all viewers to easily connect to, which must be why the “Fast and Furious” chain has been living for 16 years without any signs of dying out.