THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017) Movie Review
CHRIST IN CULTURE
What a phenomenal movie franchise. This episode asks the question: What is Family? And as we all know, (1) there is the family you are born into and then there is (2) the family you create (a community of close friends). In either case it is sad to see something happen to those bonds. And that is the center of this installment.
Other aspects include what reviewer Matthew Lickona (San Diego Reader) states, "Just when the Fast-and-the-Furious-on-Ice finale threatens to drag on past the point of action-setpiece endurance, director F. Gary Gray has the grace to send a supercar from heaven as an actual answer to prayer."
Another spiritual tie is made by Adam Graham (Detroit News) "If you're not interested in seeing a fleet of cars get chased across a frozen lake by a Russian submarine, that's between you and your maker. As long as you are, [Fate] is a wildly entertaining thrill ride that never lets its foot off the gas."
A very realistic bottom line comes from Nell Minow at Beliefnet "It's 3/4 chases, crashes, shoot-outs and explosions, 1/8 bro-mance, and 1/8 quippy humor with a dash of fan service. That leaves no room for plot or logic, but who cares?"
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.
Release date: April 14, 2017
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: F. Gary Gray
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, and language)
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren
Genre: Action, Adventure
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