Movie Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Star Rating (out of 5): *
The Fate of the Furious is the eighth chapter in the explosive Fast and Furious saga. This time, family is torn apart when Dominic Torreto weirdly turns on his team. Does the series hold up after eight installments?
Dwayne Johnson’s pretty good. As is his on-screen chemistry with Jason Statham. These two are probably the only actors who manage to convince in their roles here, along with the odd surprise cameo. As you’d expect from an F&F movie, the action scenes were done pretty well.
This has to be one of the worst and dumbest movies on the planet. Granted, Fast & Furious movies are dumb by nature, but this one was boringly and annoyingly dumb. And that’s unforgivable. The filmmakers try to pull off an emotional story – and wow, did they mess up! From the terrible acting and script to the confusing imbalance of “tones”, Fate of the Furious fails to entertain because it races far away from what once made this series so enjoyable: this one tries to be a movie it really isn’t – a deep, dark, moving ride. The result is almost unwatchably dull. I have to repeat myself: the acting was the worst part. Vin Diesel has the dramatic flexibility of a butt muscle, which sucks because he has a huge role. But honestly, almost everyone here did a terrible job.
The Fate of The Furious just shows what happens when a franchise desperately tries to escape from its roots. The only true suspense here is how fast you’ll be furious about the money you’ve wasted on this train wreck of a movie.