Fast on our tails in twenty 17; Fast 8, now officially known as ‘The Fate of the Furious’ is on to becoming in the movie space; binge-worthy equal to what Netflix shows’ are in the TV space.
And with over $1 billion grossed for the recent Fast 7; ultimately becoming the fastest film in history to break the 1-bill-barrier in 17 days, you can bet your butt Universal Studios won’t be stopping this U.S behemoth anytime soon.
Once again, fans of the fervently popular blockbuster are treated to an unstoppable fleet of SEMA-laden GM muscle; Camaro’s, Charger’s and Corvette’s along with British wheel from the likes of JLR Range Rover’s, as well as Japanese ‘rice’ - wrapped in epilepsy-triggering vehicular effects to set your pulse racing.
If you’re after the hard-hitting visual onslaught most films lack these days, ‘The Fate of the Furious’ will be right up your alley in 2017.
In the recent Fast 7 instalment, the gang face Jason Statham’s character (Deckard Shaw) who has plans to avenge his brother’s death (Owen Shaw). Chasing him down from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi the team eventually defeat the protagonist (Shaw) by the end of the movie.
Shaw is then taken into custody by Hobbs and locked away in a secret, high-security prison. Rest of the team including Dom, Letty, Roman, Tej and Ramsey find that Brian (late Paul Walker) is better off retired with his family.
At the very end till the closing credits, Brian and Dom can be seen to go separate ways, and thereon the story paves the way to the 8th film.
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The official synopsis for this 8th instalment centres around the narrative ‘Dom and Letty enjoying time on their honeymoon, whilst Brian and Mia to have retired from the game - with the rest of the team transitioning smooth into normal life.’.
Until that is, we find a surprising new appearance from South African-born diva Charlize Theron, more commonly known for critical acclaim as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), and the villainous Meredith Vickers in Prometheus (2012).
Theron’s fierce new character in Fast 8 intends to pack quite a monstrous punch in this new and highly-anticipated instalment, shaking up the status quo of an overly male-dominant villain cast in recent Fast film’s.
The reception of Theron’s addition is overwhelming, with the majority of fans excited at the prospect of new added dynamism and twists to be expected with the character ‘Cipher’ as the film’s new bad-ass villain.
Plus! Fans will be eager to know how this new film will progress the story after the respectful send-off of the late star Paul Walker, who’d passed away in a crash mid-production of Fast 7.
To see a glimpse of the new trailer in all its glory, Universal Studios has let loose this 3-minute trailer early for fans and moviegoers...
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In anticipation of this brilliant new instalment, here’s a list of 8 interesting trivia we’ve gorged the net to fill up any loose ends on your Fast 8 knowledge.
# The first movie shot in Cuba since 1961.
# The first movie without Paul Walker (except Tokyo Drift where all main cast weren’t present!).
# First movie in the franchise with a female villain.
# The first time Dom goes against his Family in the franchise.
# First in the franchise to make an antagonist who killed a member of the family, part of the gang.
# The first time the movie will have a major prison break.
# The first movie in the franchise Dom cheats on Letty.
# First movie to feature a scene full of explosives in Iceland.