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From the opening fireballs, the muscle-car franchise has got even more ludicrous – this time with added Helen Mirren
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‘Logic is not really the strong point’: Vin Diesel & Helen Mirren in Fast & Furious 8. Allstar/Universal Pictures Photograph: Allstar/Universal Pictures
‘Logic is not really the strong point’: Vin Diesel & Helen Mirren in Fast & Furious 8. Allstar/Universal Pictures Photograph: Allstar/Universal Pictures

You can judge the chất lượng of each successive sầu instalment of the petrolhead Fast & Furious franchise by its opening action sequence. Here, the action revs up with a car chase around the streets of Havamãng cầu. One of the first Hollywood movies khổng lồ shoot in Cubố, F&F8 effectively uses one of the most photogenic cities on Earth as a display cabinet for vintage hotrods & buttocks. The race is between a turbo-boosted Cuban loan shark and Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) in a disintegrating clown car. Powered by distilled testosterone alone, Dom wins the race, driving backwards, consumed in a fireball, without brakes. The writing is scorched into lớn the tarmac: this episode is aiming for new levels of high-octane silliness.

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There is no shortage of muscle battling for alpha-male supremacy. In Vin Diesel, Jason Stattê mê and Dwayne Johnson, the film has three of the shiniest, baldest, most artificially bronzed men in Hollywood. When they start khổng lồ butt heads, it’s lượt thích watching a human conker game. Of the three, it’s Statsi mê who swaggers away with the movie, thanks lớn an audacious fight sequence accessorised with a gurgling baby in a travel seat and a cameo from British gr& dame Helen Mirren as his tea-swilling mum.

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The baby is a key plot device. The child-menacing antagonist is super-hacker Cipher (Charlize Theron, kitted out with stringy blond dreadlocks, which are meant to suggest “cyberpunk princess of darkness” but look a bit too “gap yah in Goa” for comfort). Cipher is stockpiling WMDs, but since she has the power khổng lồ hachồng into lớn anything with a chip – including, obviously, most cars – it’s not entirely clear why she needs the weapons. A geeks-will-inherit-the-earth cyberpocalypse hardly requires a carjacked nuclear submarine to trigger panic. It just needs someone to turn off the mạng internet for a while.

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Ultimately, you would have sầu more luông xã reassembling a working vehicle after Cipher’s remotely hacked zombie-oto pile-up than you would piecing together a logical plot. But then lô ghích is not really the strong point of a series that features Diesel walking unscathed & in slow-mo from a screaming pile of twisted metal at least five sầu times per film.


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