There’s only so many ways you can play with The Fast and the Furious. There’s 2 Fast 2 Furious. Fast 5 and Furious 7, and there’s The Fast & the Furious for ampersand devotees, and there was even an attempt at a subtitle: Tokyo Drift. That one didn’t go over so well.
Having run out of combinations of Fast, Furious, and numbers, the franchise is branching out. The eighth installment is bringing a whole new word into the equation. Here it is:
The Fate Of The Furious
Ooooh! There’s a Western feel to that title. It’s so dumb! OMG! WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FURIOUS?
Also, did they cast Charlize because of the Furiosa/Furious synergy? And why didn’t they call it The Fast and the Furiosa?
There’s a synopsis, too:
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
OK. My eyes completely glazed over after the sixth word in that synopsis. Let’s just jump to the footage, because no one gives a damn about what these movies are about. We just wanna see things go vroom.
I don’t care how dumb the title is, I am in.
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