” The Fate of the Furious: The ride isn’t over “
The new installment of The Fast and The Furious franchise is coming to theaters next weekend. The movie premiere took place yesterday, Saturday April 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The new film The Fate Of The Furious is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and expected to join the $1 Billion club, with more than $280 Million at the domestic box office.
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Just 24 hours after the film premiere, the critics’ reviews are in, and here are their thoughts:
The Playlist – Kimber Myers
The Fate of the Furious is almost impossible not to like. It achieves exactly what it sets out to do, successfully lighting up the brain’s pleasure centers at each opportunity with a variety of tools in its arsenal.
Variety – Owen Gleiberman
The Fate of the Furious is nothing more than pulp done smart, but scene for scene it’s elegant rather than bombastic, and it packs a heady escapist wallop.
Screen International – David D’Arcy
The spectacle gives you enough action from enough famous names to sustain the momentum of its legacy.
The Hollywood Reporter – John DeFore
Fate delivers exactly what fans have come to expect, for better and for worse.
Indiewire – David Ehrlich
F8 is the worst of these films since “2 Fast 2 Furious,” and it may be even worse than that. It’s the “Die Another Day” of its franchise — an empty, generic shell of its former self that disrespects its own proud heritage at every turn.
TheWrap – Dan Callahan
There is only one inventive action sequence here.
IGN Movies – Jim Vejvoda
The Fate of the Furious provides plenty of the high-octane escapism and ridiculously elaborate vehicular mayhem fans of the series expect.
Uproxx – Mike Ryan
This isn’t my favorite of the series […] but these movies know what they are. These movies know they are fun. These are fun movies!
Forbes – Scott Mendelson
It’s one of the weaker installments, one which finds the franchise straining for artistic reasons to continue…
Entertainment Weekly – Leah Greenblatt
The movie Tokyo-drifts into tedium in its more chaotic, casually gruesome chase scenes, and the “serious” dialogue is so consistently clunky it feels like it’s been carved from woodblocks with a dull butterknife. Thankfully, it’s frequently also much funnier and lighter on its feet than previous outings, and a lot of that credit goes to Statham and Johnson.
Time Out London – Tom Huddleston
A soap opera that just happens to cost millions of dollars and feature souped-up sports cars jumping over submarines.
Overall, there’s a sense that ‘Fast and Furious 8’ knows exactly where it wants to go and won’t bust a gasket getting there: you might ask for a little more character work here, a few more plot surprises there, but on the whole this rattles along just fine.
Empire – Chris Hewitt
Fast 8 is more of the same, more or less, with the emphasis heavily on more.
On the heels of 2015’s “Furious 7,” one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: “The Fate of the Furious.”
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.
- Director: F. Gary Gray.
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, CharlizeTheron, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, Elsa Pataky.
- Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime.
- Rating: PG-13.
- Runtime: 136min.
- Release date: April 14, 2017.