The Fate of the Furious (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 8 and Fast 8, and often stylized as F8) is a 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, and stars Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. The Fate of the Furious follows Dominic Toretto (Diesel) who has settled down with his wife Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez), until cyberterrorist Cipher (Theron) forces him into working for her and turning against his team.
When they solve the mysteries of the universe, there is just one thing left. Why is Vin Diesel a movie star ? He mumbles all his lines, has no physical presence and no charisma.
It’s just a good thing that Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Charlise Theron are in this film. Theron exudes evil and appears to be having fun. Dwayne has got a suitable pumped body and hard attitude for the role. And Jason Statham is just plain cool at taking out the bad guys.
Don’t bother about physics, inertia, gravity and logic. They all get thrown in the back seat as this plot revs up to a suitably over the top ending featuring a nuclear submarine. It’s also surprisingly funny. But there is little tension until the final sequence where just about everything explodes.