Movie Review: The Fate of the Furious



By Paige Copeland and RaAnna Kurek

If you watch F. Gary Gray’s Fast and the Furious franchise, you will want to go to a movie theater near you and catch part eight, The Fate of the Furious.

A common thread through all the Furious movies is family, and in The Fate of the Furious family is tested.  With each Furious film, high levels of action and suspense are presented. The recent installment of The Fast and Furious Franchise is about how with  “Brian and Mia retired, Dom and Letty married, and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos” (IMDb).

While Fate of the Furious was rated 7/10 stars, we disagree with that. We believe that it was 9/10 stars. This movie was one of the best. Paul Walker, who sadly past away in a car wreck in 2013 and played Brian, a major character in the franchise, was not in this  movie. We both wondered how the storyline would continue without a major character, but they pulled it off. They made a movie with a plot that no one expected. The action supported by fitting tracks like the upbeat “Speakerbox” by Bassnectar (feat. Lafa Taylor) during the prison fight scene made this an eye-catching movie and one that is worth seeing.

The Fast and Furious franchise recently confirmed that they would be making two more installments. They do not have official names yet, so they are referred to as “Fast and Furious 9” and “Fast and Furious 10.” The ninth movie’s projected release date is April 19, 2019, and the tenth movie’s projected release date is April 2, 2021.