The Fate of the Furious

the_fate_of_the_furious_theatrical_posterWhat once was a beloved film franchise has now become into a megalomaniac monstrosity of action packed sequences, expensive cars and exotic locales. But in its wake, the Fast and the Furious film series has lost what defined its unique style. And this has never been truer than with its latest film: The Fate of the Furious, where a constant stream of clichés, bad one-liners and cringeworthy dialogue and characters makes the franchise bend under its own power. The smaller and more detailed oriented series has now become so big that product placement reigns over substance (Coca Cola, Apple, Jeep and Dodge to name a few). Therefore, although it has become bigger (a stronger and more diverse of characters and important cast members), it has also become more diffused, and we can see this though the mediocre creation of characters that don’t take advantage of the great actors behind them (Charlize Theron for example). Without spoiling too much of the film, this one marks an important trend for the future of the franchise, one that doesn’t bode well for the people that loved the originals but sells more for everyone else (zombie cars, really?).

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