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Franchise lives on after tragic accident

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A saturation of action sequences and a fight for family make “The Fate of the Furious” a strong performing action movie.

The eighth movie in the “Fast and Furious” saga takes a different direction by turning one of the film’s main protagonists into a villain.

Joined by an unlikely ally, the onscreen family of heroes must once again utilize their expert driving abilities to stop a cyber terrorist from completing a plan to rule nations.

“The Fate of the Furious” brings back some of the series regulars.

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Letty Ortiz-Toretto (Michelle Rodriguez), Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and their crew once again fight a common enemy who has a plan to gain immense power.

This time, a cyber terrorist named Cipher (Charlize Theron) plans to use technology to keep the world’s leading governments in check.

Unlike past films, Cipher uses leverage to turn Dom against his crew.

This means a former foe, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), is recruited to help the crew track down Dom and stop Cipher.

The film has moved away from its street racing roots, but that doesn’t mean that  the cars are absent. Both heroes and villains utilized cars to achieve their goals.

From hacking thousands of cars to create a swarm of unmanned missiles to setting up high horsepower sports cars with grappling hooks to wrangle in a former friend. The Fate of the Furious” keeps car fans like me coming back.

Unfortunately, there aren’t quite enough of these car-focused scenes for me to call it a true “Fast and Furious” film.

There were three main action scenes involving cars, and the rest of the film centered around human conflict.

The franchise has definitely shifted further away from the car aspect that started their gears.

Don’t think that this is a bad movie, though.

“Fate of the Furious” is a good action movie, but car fans should be warned that it isn’t all about cars anymore.

I think “Fast and Furious” veterans should have already seen the series leaving the central car theme behind a few movies ago.

“Fate of the Furious” hit the right marks when it came to big action sequences and good character chemistry.

Obviously, we miss Paul Walker’s portrayal of Brian O’Conner, but the rest of the cast shone in their class “Fast and Furious” roles.

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