Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
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
The Akula class submarine is a hunter killer sub and is armed with torpedoes and cruise missiles, none of the Akula class models are fitted to fire ballistic missiles. 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.
Written by Vincent Watson, Lil Yachty (as Miles Parks McCollum), Jason Evigan, Johnny Mitchell, Jocelyn Donald and Glenda Proby
Performed by Lil Yachty feat. Rico Nasty
Produced by Vincent "Invincible" Watson
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After the beautiful yet tragic ending of Fast 7, I didn't think this franchise should be touched again. Yet it made over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office and became the 5th highest grossing film of 2015. This made it somewhat inevitable that another film would be released, and this news did initially disappoint me. However, I can safely say I enjoyed The Fate of the Furious way more than I thought I would. In fact, it's probably the most enjoyable entry into the franchise, even despite how different it feels.
The 8th instalment is directed by F. Gary Gary, an experienced director who has directed The Italian Job (2003) and the more recently, Straight Outta Compton (2015). F8 represents a far different film, in the sense of the sheer scale and budget. It is without a doubt the biggest and craziest film in the franchise. He handles the directorial duties very well, blending the action and heart into its 2-hour runtime. I thought the pacing of the film was decent, however after the first act, the film sort of just doesn't stop. This is arguably a good thing, as we don't watch these films for intricate narratives, but rather the spectacle. However, I sometimes felt confused on why things were happening or characters choices as the film progresses quite quickly. The editing of the film helped give a clear perspective even despite all the high-octane action. I also enjoyed how the text was overlaid onto the film to help the establish the locations.
The narrative itself is full of some interesting plot points as we learn why Dom has turned dark. I think the important thing is that the revelation is very much in line with the character's behaviour and moral code. In this regard, the whole scenario of Dom becoming the antagonist feels less surreal. It also created an interesting dynamic as to how each member of the team handles his betrayal.
It is the characters of this franchise that make it special to me. It goes without saying that Paul Walker's absence is felt. But it makes sense in terms of character development that Brian isn't featured. It is most certainly addressed in the film too. Brian's absence allows for the rest of the cast to shine, particularly Tyreese Gibson, Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson. I felt the three of these characters and the way they interact with one another made the film. The new additions of Charlize Theron as Cipher, Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody and Hellen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw worked and help to expand this world. Cipher's goals are slightly one dimensional but Theron's performance is decent and she manages to become quite fearsome.
The action sequences featuring vehicles were not as enjoyable in this film for myself, apart from the scene in Cuba. The hand-to-hand scenes although were fantastic. The prison sequence in particular was sublime and really allowed Jason Statham to show his action prowess and why he is so suited to this ever-changing series.
As well as characters, it is the locales and music featured in the franchise that also make it so animated and vibrant. In this series, Cuba is the standout and it is beautifully captured. The New York sequence is probably the weakest part of the movie, because it just felt a tad silly, even despite a submarine appearing in the last act. The soundtrack by Brian Tyler was as energetic as you'd expect and really did compliment the action.
Now this is a strange statement, but the film didn't always feel like a Fast and Furious film but I don't think it was a bad thing whatsoever. Since Fast 5, the films have been broadening their roots, from heists to spy films and this one most certainly felt like a pure action film. With that said, it brought the right amount of humour, heart, and action that I needed. Don't get me wrong this film is absurdly cheesy and over the top, but that's why I enjoyed it so much.
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