‘F9’ is exciting at times, but nothing the public has never seen before | New
âF9â is the typical âFast and Furiousâ movie – as you would expect now that there are officially nine films in the franchise and a 10th on the way. Like the other eight films before this one, the story follows Dom (played by Vin Diesel, of course) as he attempts to live a peaceful, domestic life off the grid with Letty (played by Michelle Rodriguez) and her son. Dom’s plan officially fails, as always, when mistakes from his past return to lure him into dangerous situations. Dom and his famous team must come together to stop a powerful assassin (played by John Cena) who also happens to be Dom’s estranged brother.
If you’ve seen any of the movies in the âFast and Furiousâ franchise, then you know the family theme that remains central to the franchise’s story amid the action-packed car chases that consume the movie. So the fact that this movie puts two brothers on opposite crime camps is honestly expected at this point, like everything else in the movie. The one feature that every movie in the franchise achieves more and more effortlessly each time is the high-speed car action, which at this point, is probably the only reason fans are still committing to watching these. movies. In all fairness, this movie was probably my least favorite of the franchise, but I won’t disrespect the hard work of the liners and stunt coordinators who make these movies what they are. I couldn’t care less about the fast cars and the high speed action, but I’m not going to lie and say it wasn’t impressive.
The main issue with this movie for me was the plot, which feels too redundant at this point in the franchise. The fact that there are nine films already is insane to me and ultimately the writers and producers are going to run out of the steam and storytelling ideas needed to make the franchise work. At this point, do we honestly want another one of those movies? Again, I don’t discredit the action and the stunts because they’re still amazing, but the storylines and the characters get old. I’m also fed up with filmmakers using action actors, like John Cena in this one, as star vehicles to lure action lovers into the theater. While John Cena fits perfectly with Vin Diesel’s level of athleticism and masculinity that we’re used to seeing, it doesn’t sound exciting or special at all. Not to mention that following Dwayne’s dramatic release of “The Rock” Johnson after the eighth film due to Diesel’s disrespect for the cast and production, Hollywood lacks middle-aged male actors for the franchise unless they are. ‘they decide to cast a more diverse cast, actor or actress unexpectedly, which is unlikely as this has been the same stereotypical cast for nine films now.
“F9” is predictable in the sense that the audience knows exactly what to expect all the time. If you are a fan of the franchise, you will definitely have fun, but if you are not, get ready for 2 hours and 25 minutes of utter boredom and lack of originality. Hoping Hollywood forces the franchise to retire after the 10th addition because I can’t attend another of these movies. I give it a 4 out of 10 with all the credit going to the action itself and not to the writers, actors and producers.