Posted by: greercn | April 27, 2017

The Fate Of The Furious (Fast and Furious 8)

People who do the stunts are the real heroes of this franchise.

Either you love these movies or you wish to ignore them. There is no middle ground on this.

I adore each one and look forward to the next. Vin Diesel still convinces as an action hero. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham bring a new energy and life to these stories of outlaw gangs with fast cars.

Charlize Theron is a very engaging villain. She makes corny lines become dramatic threats.

Kurt Russell and Scott Eastwood shine as the lawmen and Nathalie Emmanuel has a few lovely moments.

F. Gary Gray brings high-octane energy to directing and he manages to keep all the key elements, while giving it all a new twist.

Stratford East Picturehouse was packed, even during the third week of FF8’s release.

Of course, it’s all preposterous. From the street race in Cuba through to the Arctic chase, nothing makes sense.

Suspend your logical and critical facilities. Sit through the endless list of those who did the stunts and the special effects.

I love it and can hardly wait for FF9. The homage to Paul Walker here is dignified and catches you by surprise.

The team making this keep it all zipping along. And the music is terrific.

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