Movie Review – F9 (The Fast & the Furious)

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What can you say? The F&F movies follow a formula about family and trust and then one-upping the action from the previous installment. It’s been a while since I saw the previous F&F movie—Fate of the Furious—but my recollection was that the action in that movie was better than this one. I think they tried to take it to the next level in this one. If you’ve already seen the movie then you know what I’m talking about. But that was a gimmick. There wasn’t much action to it.

Plot (Spoilers)
Cipher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom’s younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team.

Note: F&F certainly isn’t known for their realism, but a simple Google search would have informed them that low earth orbit is 100 miles (160km). Not 50 miles as they said in the movie. It’s a tiny thing, but it just points to the sloppiness of the writers. And oh yeah, magnets don’t work that way. But whatever.

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Speaking for myself, I’m growing tired of these movies. I wasn’t expecting much out of it, but it was worse than expected. And so far the Peeple’s Poll bears that out.

I would love to know what the F&F fans think of this movie. I’d ask my sister, who was a fan, but she said she lost interest a few movies ago. If you are a fan it would be great to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Grade: D+

About The Peetimes: My aim was to avoid using any action scenes in the Peetimes. There’s a lot of action, and plot/character development, so that wasn’t easy to do. But I did find 3 pretty good Peetimes. I’d recommend either the first or last of the last Peetimes. The middle one has a lot of dialog.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of F9. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated: (PG-13) Language | Action | Sequences of Violence
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime
Starring: Vin Diesel as ^Dom^, Michelle Rodriguez as ^Letty^, Jordana Brewster as ^Mia^, Tyrese Gibson as ^Roman^, Ludacris as ^Tej^, Nathalie Emmanuel as ^Ramsey^, Charlize Theron as ^Cipher^, John Cena as ^Jakob^, Sung Kang as ^Han^, Helen Mirren as ^Queenie^
Director: Justin Lin
Writer(s): Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello
Language: English
Country: United States
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4 thoughts on “Movie Review – F9 (The Fast & the Furious)”

  1. Hoping I can manage to sit through this nearly 2.5 hour movie. It’s a slow time for new movies right now, hence me having nothing else to watch. Yikes.

  2. I was seriously expecting a lot more. And I’m not interested in Cipher. Jeez. At least my prediction that F&F would end up in space came true. Now waiting on that Moon buggy chase sequence I see in my head. Actually, there was one in Ad Astra, so I’ll mentally insert that.

  3. I think F&F has solidly in the “jump the shark” phase. Actually, that would be a really funny scene to add to the next movie where they actually jump over a tank of sharks or something like that. 🙂

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