Review: Fast & Furious 8 (F. Gary Gray, 2017)

There’s a funny bit of potentially intentional meta-commentary fairly early on in Fast & Furious 8 (titled The Fate of the Furious stateside). Charlize Theron’s cyber-terrorist Cipher tells Vin Diesel’s Dom that “this whole saving the world, Robin Hood thing you’ve been doing lately: it’s bullshit. It’s not you.”

It’s a valid point regarding the direction that cinema’s daftest mega-franchise has taken since it first revved into gear in 2001: from Point Break knock-off the first time around, to Ocean’s Eleven meets Bad Boys come the fifth entry, to the soap opera spy mayhem of this new instalment and the two preceding. Also, everybody seems to basically have superpowers…

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