Don’t roll your eyes. On the contrary, the Fast and the Furious films exist now for sheer enjoyment, to hell with asinine plots and OTT action. Just bask in the ridiculousness as we get our first look at the eighth film in the adrenaline fueled series.
The whole gang is back but this time they’re up against family. Dom has seemingly betrayed his crew at the behest of cyber terrorist Cipher (New to the films, Charlize Theron). Now it’s up to his former brothers and sisters in arms (now joined by Jason Statham’s character Deckard because reasons) to stop him.
I actually find it difficult to comprehend how we got here. The simple, street racing film that exploded into cinemas in 2001 has evolved into a juggernaut with superhero like stunts, Dwayne Johnson’s god like physique and freakin submarines.
It’s all irrelevant though because last year’s Furious 7 (bolstered by Paul Walker’s emotional finale) had the fifth highest-grossing opening of all time grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide. I don’t see anything changing here, as the franchise has grown into somewhat of an Expendables type deal, attracting bigger stars with each film.
The Fate of the Furious is scheduled to release on April 14, 2017.