The Fate of the Furious

The obvious question is how much gas is left in the "Fast and the Furious" tank - and this weekend's results should help give an indication of the franchise's longevity. Even though the franchise is now on its eighth movie, the series still manages to feel fresh and exciting.

The Fate of the Furious has now taken the lead in theaters.

As Shea and I walked out of the first Vin Diesel/Paul Walker carjacking action extravaganza, I told him I didn't think the movie would do well. While some may be tired at the thought of yet another episode to this incredibly durable franchise, it must be admitted that after James Wan's crowd-pleasing seventh installment in 2015, demand for the Furious is at an all-time high. In an attempt to freshen up the ensemble's interpersonal dynamics, the newest film The Fate of the Furious pits Toretto against his own team in a wacky, fun, and convoluted plot about a double-cross. Back then it was a vehicle movie. Likewise, Theron as Cipher is wholly underutilized, with her character merely serving as a throw-away villain who violently types on a computer and calls it "hacking".

"When a Hollywood movie releases, you will realise that the Hindi movie releasing at the same time will have underperformed". We would love [Charlize] to be involved in the next couple of films. However, when the basic foundation of the characters in the movie are overturned, the audience is expected to stomach this change for the sake of the story. It's getting obvious that there's no place for Dom Toretto in the Fast & Furious anymore.

Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are on their honeymoon in Puerto Rico. He reminds me a lot of The Winter Soldier as he appears in sporadic parts to make life hell for his former teammates.

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi leaves with tight left hamstring
Boston scored one with a two-out rally in the fifth - Dustin Pedroia's double and Benintendi's RBI single to right. Craig Kimbrel worked a ideal ninth for his fourth save, adding Boston's 14th and 15th strikeout of the game.

There's plenty here for fans to get excited about as the street racing crew's patriarch Dom (Vin Diesel) is enticed into acts of worldwide terrorism by a violent femme fatale (Charlize Theron).

As has been speculated, "in-betweens" could mean that there's a potential spin-off starring The Rock and Jason Statham in the works.

However, as this movie came to an end, the villain was given a seemingly extended contract.

The "unnamed girl in Cuba" refers to the girl who kicks off the street race in Cuba at the film's start. There are so many cool fist fights, shoot-outs and vehicle stunts to see.

These films are successful because they know exactly what they're about: loud, raw, simple entertainment.

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