ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Fate of the Furious Film Review

Updated on April 25, 2017

Coming back for more

After Furious 7’s huge success, there were two questions on everyone’s minds. Is that the end of the franchise? This one was answered last year when Vin Diesel said he is planning to make three more movies (a new trilogy). The second question was how the filmmakers will manage to top Furious 7 in terms of action and excitement? Vin Diesel and his team in front and behind the camera know that in terms of action there is nothing much to add, they tried airplanes, flying cars, sky scrapers, and pretty much any other setting where you can fit a car. In The Fate of the Furious, the filmmakers aim to keep the audience interested in the franchise through some twists in the story in addition to the huge action set pieces that everyone is expecting. This one ends up being a decent addition to the franchise but it is not a total victory round and it is certainly not in the top three Furious movies.

Here we have Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) happy and living it up in Havana, until he is approached by a mysterious woman by the name of Cypher who was able to change him completely in a very short time. He turns his back on his family and goes against them, and he becomes the right hand man to the cyber hacker Cypher (Charlize Theron). The fans of the franchise will certainly find the story and twists interesting, at the same time the film-makers know that they need to add some dose of originality in order to sustain the fuel on this franchise especially if they are planning to add a new trilogy.

The Fate of the Franchise

I liked the departure from the usual story line, the betrayal of Dominic Toretto added some flavor to the proceedings. The audience expects the team to go against a bad guy like in Fast and Furious 6 or Furious 7, but here you will see the main character switching sides which is a much needed turn to keep things interesting. The cast are comfortable with their roles by now, and the addition of Charlize Theron is a great idea because she fits the role perfectly. However, the biggest problem in The Fate of the Furious is surprisingly the action scenes. Justin Lin (the director of four movies in the franchise, from Tokyo Drift to Fast and Furious 6) was busy directing Star Trek: Beyond, and James Wan (Furious 7) had a hard time shooting the 7th installment and he decided to go back to directing horror movies which is a shame because he was the perfect fit for the director’s chair as he shot the best action scenes in the franchise.

I am not saying F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job and The Negotiator) is a bad director, he is actually a decent director but the action scenes in this franchise usually carry more excitement and visual panache. There is no romance here between the action scenes and the director, they feel like big action set pieces in a big action movie not a Fast and Furious installment. The fight and hand to hand combat scenes are passable but they can’t hold a candle against some of the fight scenes in The Raid movies or even Furious 7.

Great Success

In conclusion, The Fate of the Furious might not be one of the best movies in this franchise, but it is still good enough to keep it afloat and keep the audience satisfied and coming back for more. It’ll be interesting to see what the film-makers have in mind for the next installment. Running strong for 8 movies and still managing to score around 1 Billion $ in box office receipts after just 10 days is a huge success.


The Fate of the Furious Trailer

Are you going to watch The Fate of the Furious?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)