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 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, the 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.Written by
Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, in one scene is performing the Haka, a traditional Maori (from New Zealand) chant, which is similar with dancing by Maui, characters from movie Moana (2016), which was voiced by Johnson himself. See more »
Several Manhattan scenes, including the one where Dom stops to "fix" his car, take place in alleyways. In reality, Manhattan has only a handful of alleys, none of them in the vicinity of Midtown where Dom stopped. See more »
We swap in parts from Fords... Plymouths and Cadillacs. My grandfather bought it in 1957. When he died, it passed to my father. Then my brother, and now me.
[in Spanish, to Letty]
Look at this. This is an engine from a boat.
Whatever it takes to keep it running
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The 148-minute Director's Cut has the following additions:
In Cuba, there are extra lines by Raldo, especially when he tells that the car that is Dom's cousin is no longer his and reprimands Letty for interjecting. During Dom's race with Raldo, there's extra shots of Letty and Dom's cousin to emphasize they are keeping an eye on the race as well as Dom at the burning cockpit. One of Raldo's men takes a phone call.
At the bed, Letty asks Dom whether he has enough faith and would he ride for the world.
Roman calms Letty after she confronts Ramsey.
Dom finds it amusing for Cipher to watch everything from 30,000 feet. There's also an extra line by her describing him: "That engine. That open road. Being free."
In the prison block, Hobbs' sexual-reference line "So why don't you get your candy-ass back out there and toss some more salad, boy?" has been restored. When he and Deckard fight their way out, he stabs and inmate, throwing him over the railing before beating more of them.
The debriefing on Cipher and Dom is longer: Hobbs tells Tej that Nobody and Little Nobody are like a maze; Little Nobody says no one knows of Cipher except for one photo; Letty doesn't understand why Dom and Cipher work together; Roman brags his awesomeness for having Ramsey's program to track Cipher, he also backs down after Little Nobody is annoyed at him. Just before Dom and Cipher attack the base, Tej pulls out the live surveillance footage - Cipher snarky remark, "Surprise!"
Ramsey thanks Deckard for saving her. It makes Roman nervous that he called Tej over to talk about both of them.
Cipher tells Dom of another possible outcome from an attempted escape by him.
At the car warehouse, Hobbs is irritated by Deckard's jeep being British that he smashes a side mirror. Roman makes imaginary fly talk to deliberately mess Little Nobody.
Dom tells Magdalene that he can see in his little boy's eyes.
There's more lingering shots on Dom and Cipher when Rhodes executes Elena.
Extra line by Letty about Rhodes: "He must have been working with that bitch the whole time."
When Dom and Cipher talk about the submarine hijack plan, she summarizes Dom's urge for revenge. He then psychoanalyzes her.
Roman calls Tej a fake Barry White.
During the soccer match, Hobbs yells something explicit to the men who wanted him for the Berlin assignment. This pays off here when after he shouts again, his attackers were irritated. Tej fights a Russian.
As Roman is pursued by enemy jeeps he keeps swearing but warns his team about the jeeps.
Deckard kills a few more of Cipher's goons at the plane.
Extra line by Roman: "I'm not going back to the water!"
Dom humorously complains to Deckard of the baby glove that is British.
Do you remember eating Pop Rocks as a kid? The popping candy that created a fizzy sensation in your mouth as it dissolved was more about fun than taste. 'The Fate of the Furious' reminded me of that long forgotten candy. The 8th film in the Fast & Furious series arrives in theatres this weekend with much hype and a billion dollar movie behind it. Many, myself included, thought the series should have ended with number 7. The death of a beloved star, the emotional quotient, and an adrenaline filled plot took the story to new heights and it looked like the series would end on a high. But, of course not. You don't walk away from a money making machine. You milk it for all its worth. And as it turns out, there's some juice left in the franchise still.
Dominic Toretto, lead star Vin Diesel, betrays his family and everything he stands for when he walks away from his life to work for the evil genius, Cipher (ingeniously portrayed by Charlize Theron). Together they steal nuclear codes and destroy cities while Dom's team, which now includes a previous villain- Deckard Shaw, hunts him down across the globe. Why has Dom gone rogue? Well, you'll see the answer coming from a mile away but watch the movie anyway.
The plot isn't innovative, in fact it's the weakest one from the last 3 films, but fans won't care too much. The cars are faster, the stunts more unbelievable, world domination seems to be a finger click away, and stars still display their muscles more than their acting chops. The reason this series works is because it embraces the over the top, outrageous fun. It doesn't shy away from doing the impossible (read: unbelievable). Take the sequence in New York, for example, which is absurd but wildly imaginative. Keep the crazy alive, team.
The cast is an ensemble of stars led by Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham. Not one can suggest acting skills as their claim to fame. The franchise needs stars, though, the more you can overstuff the better. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the ample screen time given to Charlize Theron's Cipher. I enjoyed watching her cause chaos without doing much actual heavy lifting. Most villains bash their way through the narrative; she smiles and presses a key. Refreshing!
The Fate of the Furious is not nearly as good at Fast Five or Furious Seven. 5 reinvented the franchise and 7 was an emotional roller-coaster yet F8 still provides decent fuel to an already raging series. There is a distinct lack of emotional connect and a Paul Walker sized hole in the plot but if fun is what you're looking to have at the movies, you won't be disappointed. I was entertained. Bring on 9 and 10, let's see how far this can go.
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