Director: F Gary Gray
Cast: – Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren
With each Fast and Furious franchise, the action keeps on increasing and logic keeps on diminishing – well that’s what we watch Vin Diesel’s movie for! We have seen him build up a family and changing into a better human. However, in this part, he quite forgot the ‘time required’ to ‘make a family’ (I’m leaving it vague so as to not give out spoilers – but this movie sees the reappearance of Elena Neves, Dom’s love interest from Fast 5 – go figure).
The run time of the movie is 2 hours and 40 minutes, which seems like an eternity, it only catches up with the entry of tanks and submarines in the icy terrains of Russia. The review of this movie with multiple names can be collated in few lines:
- Dominic Toretto can never go against his family
- Family will always back you up
- Dom goes rogue
- Mothers can make you do anything – for them, you are always a kid
- A strong cyber-villain can easily be defeated in the end, because VIN DIESEL!
- There are tanks and submarines (because cars became too mainstream for these people, the next part will have spaceships, just guessing)
- There’s lots of fire on the ice
- Brian will always be loved and missed (my favourite part)
There is no storyline, the suspense is developed by keeping everything vague. Logic jumps out of the windows like the ‘raining cars’ (yes, that does happen – trust me, a rendition of it’s raining men (cars) will play in your head when you watch this scene). Jason Statham’s comic timing and Charlize Theron as the cyber hacker, Cipher save the grace. There’s only one scene where you will see her standing on the ground, rest of the time she’s flying in her Ohh-so-not-inconspicuous airplane! Because why not – she’s a 21st century, badass, cold-hearted, conniving and hot villain!
Watch it for the illogical, yet amazing action sequences and family bonding on the Russian turf. By God’s grace, shaky camera happens less in the second half and this is where you will be glued to the screen and gasping for breath after every few minutes.
One tip: don’t sit back till the finish of end credits, there’s no teaser for the next part!