Friday, April 14, 2017

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13/2 hrs. 16 min.)


If you’ve seen the trailers for The Fate of the Furious, you know that a very important character has gone to the dark side.  If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, well, now you’re caught up AND you have the added benefit of being able to enjoy the action scenes for the first time on the big screen. 

A lot of you are probably wondering why Dom went rogue.  How could he possibly betray Letty and the rest of his team?  Why would he do that?  Why, Dom.  Whyyyyyy???  Well, I’m not telling.  I’m not even hinting because it is not a spoiler anyone will thank me for sharing.

For those of you who have been faithful to the FATF franchise, I’m pretty confident in saying that you’re going to like this one.  For those of you who haven’t seen any of these movies, first of all, why not?  Second, do not, I repeat, do NOT start with this one.  You need the background, you’ll be lost during a few scenes and I don’t think your friends should have to explain what just happened.

If you haven’t seen the other movies but go to see this one anyway, I’m warning you now; leave reality at home.  This is over-the-top, could only happen in the movies kind of action.  But, oh my gosh, is it fun!!!  My only complaint about the Hollywood-ness of it all is the Dwayne Johnson prison fight scene.  I find it hard to believe he would do what he did to the guards and be okay with it.  There.  That’s the extent of the spoilers. 

There’s really no point in discussing the actors in this movie.  You know them.  You love them.  You’ve always secretly known that you’d probably be the best besties ever.  No?  Just me?  Okay.  I liked each of the main characters.  Even the ones you’re not supposed to like.  I didn’t like who they were in the movie but I liked how good they were at being bad. 

And the action scenes!  You already know what to expect and you will not be disappointed.  I wish I could tell you my favorite scene but I can’t for obvious reasons.  Just know it’s super cool and super cute at the same time. 
I do realize that this is a very minimal review but I did find it really difficult to not give too much away.  If you like the other FATF movies, go see The Fate of the Furious.  If you don’t like them, you should still see them all.  What else could you possibly have to do on what looks like it’s going to be a decent Spring weekend?  Oh!  And there’s