Review: ‘Fast and Furious 8’ is laughably bad

Apr 15, 2017
Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

Fast and Furious 8’ is just plain stupid. And do we really care by now? Not really. 

The ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise has evolved from being a plain drag racing flick into something that is overwhelmingly ridiculous, and they keep upping the ante of madness each movie. So far we’ve seen cars jumping from planes, cliffs, and the skyscrapers of Dubai. In this recent installment, get ready to witness cars battling a submarine with missiles, in the middle of a melting ice track – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended).

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

If its action sequences couldn’t get any more ridiculous, the film follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) becoming the big baddie against his team known as “family” after being manipulated by Charlize Theron’s character named Cipher through visuals on a phone. What’s in the phone, you may ask? We never really get to know the answer to that throughout the movie. 

Fast and Furious 8 review philippinesThe film has undergone a path of illogicality, filled with plot holes and physics rule breaking. But the film lets you know early on that it is indeed going to be ridiculous and cheesy, and giving the viewers to either embrace it or not. It also lets you know that this is going to be a myriad of mindless fun. Everyone in the cast that includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Helen Mirren seems to enjoy making the film, and the audience must be the same also while watching it. 

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

Fast and Furious 8’ is also guilty of trying to become very serious at times. And when I say serious, I mean soap opera level of drama. Combining it with the fun, over the top action sequences, it fits very well, even though it gets to the point of being exhausting. 

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines\

Despite having glorious banters and fistfights between Statham and Johnson (which turned out to be the best part of the film), and the fact that this movie is itself consist of bad-yet-enjoyable moments, ‘Fast and Furious 8’ surprisingly ended up becoming a borefest on its supposedly pivotal moments. It was able to grab its enjoying audience, until it’s not. 

The geek rates it 5/10! 

'Fast and Furious 8' is now showing in cinemas nationwide. Rated G by the MTRCB.

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

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