Okay…. where do i even begin? You might ask yourself if viewing this 8th installment is worth the admission or if its yet another Hollywood time trap and you will be left leaving the cinema in awe of how much time you wasted. Let me preface by saying that this movie will not shock or surprise you in any way if you have seen the previous 7. More of the same, its all really the same! Almost like a repeat episode.
In this film Vin Diesel’s character goes rogue and appears to align with the super sexy vixen Charlize Theron. No Paul Walker of course, not even cgi Paul for that matter. When he does go rogue, you automatically know it will be for good reason. I won’t spoil t for you for why he does, but lets just say its predictable as crap!
Wouldn’t it be great if Diesel actually just went rogue because he was falling in love with Charlize? How crazy would that be? It would shake the audience to its core. Instead….. instead 😦 we have to suffer throughout the bland predicaltbiity that we have all grown accustomed to with this film franchise as of late.
The Rock is funny in this movie somewhat, but some of the lines are cheesy and fall short on the laugh o meter. Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris do what they do best throughout but it doesn’t have the same flare as it used to. Ludacris looks like he is just going through the motions on autopilot. Seriously needs to go back to rapping ” move trick get out the way”.
Jason Statham has the best performance as i can tell from the get go he is sticking with what has always worked and been his niche. The movie flows okay and by the time we get near the end, you really can’t tell that two hours have passed by. There are good races and action as usual and the fight scenes are second to none. Charlize Theron’s character is not interesting to me and she tries way too hard to portray a psychopath. You feel no connection , and she comes off as an actress that has lost her way. I know thats not the case after watching Monster. She is superb and very talented but missing the mark here and we can see right through the fluff.
So my final thoughts: Get liquored up for this one. Go to a movie grill and have some drinks i all I’m saying. It will make it way more enjoyable and you will probably just laugh at the absurdity. Cheers!
This movie received a Three out of Ten
By: Mark Dupler