By: Hawk Ripjaw –
This year, Good Friday is even better.
The Fate of the Furious
“Is that the last one or the second to last one?” my roommate asked when a Fate of the Furious ad played on TV. I looked that man dead in the eyes and said, “It might not even be the third to last.” There are a lot of people who, when presented with the information that the eighth Fast & Furious movie releases this weekend, would say “Eight?? When are they going to stop?” In a world where we have another 14 Transformers movies on the way, I feel like an eighth Fast & Furious movie is a downright display of restraint. Not that I have a problem with more Fast & Furious; I don’t think there’s another franchise out there that is more exciting or unabashedly fun than this one is. As the first full movie without Paul Walker, something will definitely be missing, and I think we can all expect a little bit more emotion honoring Vin Diesel’s late best friend, but that’s exactly what makes the latter half of this franchise work so well: the unity, the family, and the sense that all of these people really do love each other.
It’s once again time for Toretto and company to roar into the box office and live life a quarter billion at a time.