Wild Speed: Ice Break (or Fast and the Furious 8 or The Fate of the Furious depending on how dumb you like your naming.)
It continues the trend of the last few movies by basically being an international spy action movie with lots of cars. It’s like a Bond movie, if bond could drive 6 cool cars at once and was more into Family™ barbecues.
It’s not as good as 5 and 6, but it’s probably on a par with 7 (though without the added emotion if Brian’s departure).
It’s completely dumb, lots of fun, the action and cgi are totally OTT by this point, The Rock continues to play The Terminator with more jokes… he seems to be essentially invulnerable at this point, plus able to redirect torpedoes with his bare hands, but somehow that doesn’t seem out of place.
Given the series emphasis on Family™, it’s interesting how fluid their idea of it is. Former enemies are often welcomed into the family, with everyone seemly conveniently forgetting that they killed previous family members.
And yet, the movies remain great fun and the theme of Family™, no matter how flimsy if you think about it too much, makes them very feel good too.
It’s weird that they introduced Scott Eastwood and then didn’t really do much with him. I guess he’s the new Brian, but they didn’t really need one in this one. It’s also weird how much he looks like his dad.
PS/ After watching the movie I happened to glance at the sofa where my son had lined up all his toy cars in ranks… and I realized this franchise is effectively about playing with toy cars for
boysmen(?) as he’s effectively recreated a scene from the movie.