The retirement of Brian and Mia in the team gave a new chapter in their lives as a family. When they encountered a mysterious woman named Cipher who forced Dom to betray them all, they must unite and bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos. This 8th installment of the Fast and Furious Series is directed by F. Gary Gray under Universal Pictures.
Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Scott Eastwood
I like and love everything about Fast and Furious 8. I just loved how this movie gets even better and more insane on its 8th installment. The Fast & Furious is truly a rare and unique cinematic masterpiece that made a very bold and risky move in renewing its plot after the untimely death of Paul Walker and a somehow long overdue material. This 8th installment pleased all fans with its very superb and impressive high-octane sequences that will bring you at the edge of your seats all the time. The movie is an explosive array of well-choreographed stunts and very commendable production design especially the New York Scene and the Russian Ice mountains. Fast & Furious 8 is a record-breaking movie for me for having almost a long and continuous shot of car chases and crashes and a very impressive cinematography from beginning to end. The man-to-man actions were also commendable. I just admire how the camera angles were creatively played in some exciting scenes. Also, I loved how the cyber crime played with the plot and sequences. The plot was justified and was renewed for this film. It was a great move to add Cipher and her evil plans. For me, the film’s greatest strength aside from its visuals and action formula, is the cast. I am always impressed with a vibrant and talented characters in the movie. All of them delivered well and gave great compliments with each other. I still love the punch of comedy along the way. I also would like to commend the consistent sound engineering of the franchise. Overall, I loved how this 8th movie in the series placed everything in order for us to crave for more. I am just blown away with Fate and the Furious. One of Hollywood’s finest masterpiece so far best and among the franchise. Worth every admission ticket.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE?
The fact that Paul Walker didn’t make it on the 8th film still sucks but I still loved how they made a little tribute and remembrance to him.
Xander Cage is back on its 3rd explosive installment. This time, Xander Cage is on his exile and hunt for Xiang, a deadly alpha warrior, to recover am unstoppable weapon called Pandora’s Box. With its brand of high octane and death-defying stunts, xXX: Return of Xander Cage will bring you to a thrilling and deadly ride only this franchise could deliver.
Casts: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose Skotchdopole, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette & Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by: D.J. Caruso.
The film is as bad-ass as the characters. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is an action-packed film worthy of a 3rd installment. I was really impressed with the movie. I commend the jaw-dropping, edge-of-the-seat and superbly done stunts and action sequences that will literally blow your mind from beginning to end. Its like a never-ending action movie that never fails to entertain you and won’t leave you bored even for just a single minute. The adrenaline-rush of the film is manifested well as it lived by the brand of action and thrills only the xXx Franchise could bring. Loved the twist and turns of the story line as well. If you are in for some pure action genre, this movie is definitely for you. Aside from its impressive action formula, the movie is shot well on some great locations. Well, we have the Philippines here too (but I doubt if it was really shot here). Also, the film’s strength is attributed to its dynamic and very talented casts. Its rare that I love all the characters in this film. Everyone was pretty dope too. Great to see a majority of Asian actors and actresses here on this franchise. Well, Vin Diesel is Vin Diesel. Its worth-watching and highly recommended as well.
Truly, one of this year’s major disappointment from an Academy-award winning director Ang Lee of Life of Pi. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is a bloated drama film that lacked the very soul of what should be an inspiring and heartwarming war drama about our modern day heroes in the field. I find the movie exhausting despite great cinematography and visuals. The movie focused much on the drama aspect and counted on flashbacks to tell the story behind that it forgot to give justice to the film’s central theme. The movie could have invested on the war zone scenario and happenings to support its backbone of heroism and patriotism. What I saw was a messed up family affair and some weird post-traumatic experiences that was not thoroughly explained well and is somehow not relevant as a whole. It could have been more dramatic if the struggles of the soldiers were shown the least. It is neither compelling nor inspiring. The inclusion of Kristine Stewart and Vin Diesel did not even contributed much. What I loved about this film is the newcomer Joe Alwyn who gave a good performance. At least his charm was bearable enough for me to finish the whole movie. 2.5/5 stars.
Perhaps, the lamest Vin Diesel film ever. It may start as an interesting fantasy-themed flick set in the modern times, The Last Witch Hunter will bore you with confusing plot that was not even established well from the start. Despite some good visual effects, this was not enough to save this film from a major disappointment. Vin Diesel was a mismatch on this B-fantasy film that should have been better on the hands of another able director. 2.5/5 stars.
Fast & Furious 7 gets better and better every installment. With topnotch cinematography & editing, FF7 will really satisfy your movie experience with high octane & physics-defying stunts that will leave you breathless and at the edge of your seat. FF7 is the most emotional one too due to the absence of some of its characters especially the fact that this will never be the same without Paul Walker 🙁 The best part of the film was the tribute part for Paul on the last. The best of 2015 yet. Two thumbs up! 5/5 Stars.