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FLY Review: Fate of the Furious Proves You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!

Furious 7 left fans of the storied franchise saying there is no way they can top the action/insanity that they witnessed in the James Wan directed film. Director F.Gary Gray and producer/star Vin Diesel are up for the challenge with the latest installment The Fate of the Furious.


Letty (MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ) connects with Dom (VIN DIESEL) in “The Fate of the Furious.” On the heels of 2015’s “Furious 7,” one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide and the sixth-biggest global title in box-office history, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time.

F8 immediately sets the tone with Dom (Vin Diesel) and his new wife Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) celebrating their honeymoon in Havana, Cuba. You get the vibe of a Fast & Furious film immediately as bikini clad women grace the screen and loud music blares through the theater speakers. The action kicks in instantly when Dom’s cousin gets caught up with a local gangster who wants to repossess his rusty looking hot rod. Cousin Dom of course isn’t here for the strong picking on the weak and challenges his cousin’s bully to a street race.

VIN DIESEL stars as Dom in “The Fate of the Furious.” On the heels of 2015’s “Furious 7,” one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide and the sixth-biggest global title in box-office history, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time.

We are then treated to a heart racing, unbelievable race scene where Dom puts on full display his amazing driving skills while facing some ridiculous odds that will surely get a rise out Fast and Furious fans. To make the moment even more cheesy, we even get some classic “Domisms” after the race is over and he earns the gangsters respect. As rapidly as things pick up in the film they also go left pretty fast. Dom’s beautiful honeymoon gets weird when he is confronted by the beautiful yet very sinister hacker Cipher (Charlize Theron).

Dom (VIN DIESEL) is recruited by Cipher (CHARLIZE THERON) in “The Fate of the Furious.” On the heels of 2015’s “Furious 7,” one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide and the sixth-biggest global title in box-office history, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time.

She makes the fearless leader an offer he can’t refuse after she shows him some footage on a cellphone that leaves Dom looking like he just got punched in the gut. Dom is now left with a tough decision he has to make and at the same time is called back into action by his new friend Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson). La Familia reunites for a new mission when they have to retrieve an EMP device, which is light work for them. Things seem to be going according to plan until Dom pulls a fast one on his family and in my best *Dwayne Johnson voice* goes rogue.

La Familia now faces their biggest threat ever in their former leader teaming up with Cipher. Down two members with Brian (Paul Walker) now being strictly a family man and Dom now terrorizing them. With the help of Mr.Nobody (Kurt Russell) the gang gets a new boost from teammates, F7’s villain Ian Shaw (Jason Statham) and rookie to the Fast and Furious universe Eric Reisner (Scott Eastwood) whom the team affectionately calls “Little Nobody”. The team must now race against time to prevent a worldwide catastrophe and stop/save their once fearless leader Dom.All the while they barely leave the driver seats of the cars. AMAZING!

VIN DIESEL stars as Dom in “The Fate of the Furious.” On the heels of 2015’s “Furious 7,” one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide and the sixth-biggest global title in box-office history, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time.

Final Verdict

Fate of the Furious is still the same old dog we have come to love with some new tricks. Fans of the franchise will love this film as the explosions and car stunts have been taken to another level. While some scenes are just ridiculous e.g. chasing down a Russian ambassador on the streets of NYC carefree or Hobbs pushing a torpedo with his bare hands you quickly understand that this comes with the territory.

You will also notice the scarcity of scenes involving both The Rock and Vin Diesel which also adds fuel to the whole feud rumor. BUT to make up for it, The Rock and Statham’s dynamic easily makes your forget all about that and have you asking for more of Hobbs and Shaw. Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) take their on-screen camaraderie to another level and bring in the comedic factor to the story. Tyrese does a lot more yelling this time around and even gets called out for in the film. Charlize Theron brings in some new flavor to the Fast & Furious universe as the new baddie on the block but is not as memorable as previous films antagonist sadly. Letty does her part as the wife who hasn’t given up hope on her husband and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) fits right in with the gang.

If you are looking for just pure entertainment and could care less about things making much sense then Fate of the Furious is for you. As far as action is concerned F8 surpasses it’s predecessor easily with the use of remote-controlled vehicles, amazing sets and locations, prison brawls, strategically placed wrecking balls, mega explosions and of course a nuclear submarine.

Dom’s reasoning for going rogue seems a bit forced but it still works, especially thanks to one scene with Statham’s character Ian Shaw (I won’t spoilt that for you). Fate of the Furious is still a fun ride and should go down as one of the franchise’s best films. Will this film bring in a billion like F7 though? Probably and I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Still, Fate of the Furious deserves all the money that is coming its way and should definitely be on list of things to do this upcoming weekend.

3.5 out of 5

Fate of the Furious races into theaters April 14th!

PHOTOS: Universal Pictures


Watch The New Ridiculously Action-Packed Trailers For ‘The Fate of the Furious’

How do you top a tank as seen in the last installment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise? Add the ability to remotely hack into automobiles and add a submarine this time around.

It would seem as the idea of well-known good guys turning on their friends will be the major theme in action flicks this year (see the next Transformers movie). In F8 the leader of our favorite pack of skillful drivers, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has gone “rogue” and join forces with the extremely beautiful hacker Cipher (Charlize Theron) to wreak havoc.


With their former leader now becoming a thorn in their side, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is now charge and heads up the operation to bring down Cipher and bring in Dominic.

The gang all returns but they are getting some help in the form of their former nemesis from F7, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) who has no qualms with taking on Dominic. F8 looks to take it to another level and from the looks of the trailer Director, F.Gary Gray has accomplished that goal. Checkout the ridiculously action-packed trailer for The Fate of the Furious above!

The Fate of the Furious zooms into theaters April 14th! To catch up on the history of the storied franchise head here to learn about the film franchise’s historic movie timeline.



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Last Night in NYC: The Cast of The Fate of The Furious Takeover NYC To Reveal The Film’s Trailer!

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It’s here! The trailer for the eighth film in the storied Fast & Furious movie franchise has finally arrived and it looks pretty damn good!

We know, we know how can they top the billion dollar beast that was last film Furious 7? Well it looks like director F.Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) will be taking Fast & Furious to another level for the 8th film. Saturday the title of the latest chapter in the Fast & Furious saga was revealed and last night F.Gary Gray alongside the film’s stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, The Rock, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and more took over Times Square’s 56 video billboards to reveal the trailer for the highly anticipated film.


Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life.  But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.  

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell.  In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren.  The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

F.Gary Gray promises to deliver a Fast & Furious experience we have never seen before with #F8 and we believe he will. If you don’t believe us, check out the trailer below:

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The Fate of The Furious is in theaters and IMAX April 17th, 2017! Checkout some photos from #F8 in the gallery below.

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PHOTOS: Universal Pictures

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The Daily Word: The Franchise That Just Won’t Quit, Fast & Furious 8, 9, & 10 In The Works


Back in October Vin Diesel confirmed reports that there would be another movie in the Fast & Furious franchise with Fast 8. Yesterday, Diesel took to Instagram to announce that not only would we be getting Fast 8, but two additional films closing out the franchise with 10 films.

Fast 8 is slated to hit theaters April 14th, 2017 with the 9th and 10th films being released on April 19th, 2019 and April 2nd, 2021 respectively. Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray is tasked with directing the 8th installment. When Gary made the announcement back in October he had this to say about his involvement,

“I could not have asked for better partners than Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, & the Universal Studios Entertainment family. Together we are excited to bring you the next chapter in the Fast & Furious saga. ‪#‎FastFamily”

I know most of us are thinking enough already, but as a fan of the franchise from the very beginning I’m excited about and looking forward to the the final three films. With the untimely death of Paul Walker, one of the franchise’s lead stars it only makes sense that the creators provide a true and proper ending to a franchise that’s been around for over a decade. The only question that remains is, “Will they get it right and do the iconic Fast & Furious franchise justice?”


Overkill?: Vin Diesel Announces Furious 8 Release Date!

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Furious 8? Yup you heard correctly, it’s happening, Vin Diesel confirmed the eighth installment in the uber popular film franchise. 


Vin Diesel Covers VIBE Magazine’s Digital Issue: Talks Furious 7, Paul Walker & more



“I made a promise to [Paul Walker] that I’d do everything to make [Furious 7] the best movie in history. And here we are with one of the most groundbreaking, important films of the millennium.” – Vin Diesel

On the heels of what may be the greatest installment within the FURIOUS 7 franchise, Vin Diesel sat down with VIBE Magazine to talk all things FURIOUS. During an emotional segment of the interview, Vin relives a memory of Paul Walker:

“The person that used to challenge me the most was Paul Walker. Every time I’d come out of a movie premiere we’d leave everybody else and it’d just be him and I to the side. And he’d always tell me, “The best one is still in the can.” And when the tragedy happened, I made a promise to him that I would do everything to make this the best movie in history.”

Vin also touches on the conception of the FURIOUS franchise stemming from a 1998 VIBE article:

“It’s really wild that you can trace The Fast & The Furious back to a VIBE article. Very cool. When I first got the call to meet with Rob Cohen, who was an executive at the time at Universal, they got this idea about “Racer X,” a film spotlighting that underground illegal street racing culture.”


Michelle Rodriguez also talked with VIBE recently and stated that she wants Rihanna to join the FURIOUS cast.

How EPIC would that be right?!

Read more of Vin’s story over at VIBE HERE.

FURIOUS 7 hits theaters April 3, 2015!


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Last week, fans counted down “7 Days to 7” with the cast of Universal PicturesFURIOUS 7 all in anticipation of this very moment: The #Furious7 trailer launch. Peep the full official trailer below…

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Vin Diesel Breakdances on Jimmy Fallon [Video]

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While promoting the upcoming populated Marvel film ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ — where Vin Diesel mums only a few words in the movie for the character ‘Brut’; Diesel confesses to Jimmy Fallon that he and his twin brother use to make some side-cash. Yes, Vin and his twin use to break dance! Check out the clip below…