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The Fate of the Furious
Runtime: 136 minutes
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Jason Statham, Kristofer Hivju, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood
Director: F. Gary Gray
Sex: A married couple make love, although nothing graphic is shown (they are seen in bed, bare shoulders, and embracing); kissing; a woman forces a kiss on a man.
Language: Strong language is used throughout including several utterances of "GD", "J", "O/G"; "S", "H", "D", "A"; "MF"; slang for testicles; "bi*ch"-1
Violence: A lot of violence including several fistfights; many car collisions and crashes; cars explode into flames; several people are shot; guns are held on various characters; a prison riot and billy clubs are used by both guards and the prisoners; a car falls from a building onto a police car; police cars are hit by other cars; a man shoves man by the throat up against a wall; a woman purposely bumps another woman; people's arms are twisted; although not shown, a woman is shot and executed; fish are seen being cut up, and there is blood in the scene; a man is hit by the whirling blade of an aircraft, which is not seen, but a spray of blood is shown; a man's neck is broken.
Drugs: A comment about the beer being "on me"; a comment about vehicles being seized from drug dealers; drinks believed to be beers are held up by a celebrating group.
Nudity: Several women dance while wearing "short shorts" and their rear cheeks are seen; a woman wears a thong under a short skirt, and it almost appears her rear is totally nude; cleavage in a few scenes; shirtless man.
Other: Tension between characters; a few jump scenes.
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
"The Fate of the Furious" is a highly entertaining and energy-filled movie. It features an action-packed opening car race between Dom (Vin Diesel) and a braggart, car crashes, close calls, a prison riot, several powerful fights, an icy villainess (Charlize Theron), and an incredible secret that Dom discovers. This franchise doesn't appear to be tired out; it rather still shows a lot of vigorous life.
Also featured is the use of some comedic and clever dialog. One of Dom's "team" members learns he is just outside the top-ten's most-wanted list, and he is determined to crack that top ten! His fellow team members mercilessly tease him about being "number eleven." In a plot twist, Dom seems to turn against his team, and they can't explain why he is now working for Cipher (Theron). But rest assured he has a good reason, which eventually is brought to light. The technology that is used by the team versus Cipher is impressive, not to mention the cars and locations of the movie. Launch codes for nuclear weapons become a target, and whether or not Cipher achieves her goal will determine the fate of the world.
One funny moment involves Deckard (Jason Statham) putting ear phones on a baby and playing the Chipmunks' Christmas song for him before he steps away to fight some thugs.
The movie boasts many big-star names including Dwayne Johnson, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Luke Evans, and more. It's too bad that strong language and the violence level of the film prohibit us from awarding it our Dove Seal. This action-packed movie, combined with the clever dialog, will more than likely spark yet one more sequel in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.
Not Dove Family Approved
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