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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Give your system a workout.

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    TheCritic
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    Another F and F installment. Another car race intro. And another bad guy / good guy showdown. Is this movie even about car racing anymore? They might as well make it into a TV series...hey now there is an idea!! Remember to mail me the royalty checks :) So does that mean this movie is bad? Well..no... not in the sense of what it promises. Action, Adventure, and a chance to workout your surround sound and subwoofer and highlight your shiny new 4K TV. I remember when the first F and F came out. It was nostalgic, as I was still in the import 'scene' so to speak, so seeing all the upgrades and money being spent into this hobby spoke directly to me. And most audiences from that era. I remember many a friday night meets showing off each other's engine bay, neon lights, stereo systems and wheels. Sadly, Facebook came along and car meets became a thing of the past. Meets became facebook posts. No longer did we meet then have dinner. We just took pics of our rides and share. No surprise that this whole series went from the builder's hobby to just extreme insane super cars which are just acquired hand over fist. NO more talks of adjustable suspension, turbo kits or exhausts. It's all about getting the bad guy, and getting him fast. So back to this installment. If you are like me and have followed the series, of course you need to watch this. I mean you need to find out how it all ends up right? And you bet there will be a sequel as long as the movie keeps making money. Does it have a good story? Well...it has a story. Let's leave it at that. But let's be honest, you don't watch this movie for the story, but for the action. And there is plenty. Yes, it tries to tug at your heartstrings a bit but frankly, I don't think many people became too invested in the characters anyway so one more or less doesn't distract from the main one. Torreto. So if you are looking for a good action popcorn flick, just go ahead and give this one a spin. Should you buy it? Well..let's put it like this. If you just need to 'complete' your collection of all the movies, go ahead and buy it. It looks and sounds fantastic. Also, wait for a sale (I bought this movie on sale on Black Friday). This movie is poised to be about 15 bucks soon I predict. Otherwise, it is a tough call. As the series progresses, to me, they are becoming more and more wait-for-cable movies vs gotta-collect-this movie. Let's put this like this: I didn't buy it until it became on sale. And even then, I had to think about it twice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Entry if Not as Strong as the Last Few

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    VandyPrice
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    What direction The Fast and the Furious franchise might go in the aftermath of the untimely death of Paul Walker and the heartfelt sendoff that was Furious 7 was always going to prove to be an interesting answer. And now, we have that answer in the form of The Fate of the Furious-the eighth installment in this accidentally successful saga that only continues to up the action ante while somehow managing to also drive the plot forward and successfully push the story in new directions. It must be said up front that if you're a fan of the series and what it's become then this latest entry will more or less satisfy you, but whereas up until this point it's been exciting and interesting to see where the next film would take the series the question of how long this can go on is certainly more prevalent as Fate comes to a close. It's not that Fate necessarily loses any of the steam from the previous films, but more that it's beginning to spin its wheels; ultimately leaving little new room for the series to expand. Sure, there are questions left unanswered that will undoubtedly be resolved in future installments, but now that we've built to the events of Tokyo Drift and are in fact two movies past the moment of real momentum where Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the real big bad of the franchise, showed up and did his thing the question is now if there is anything left for the series to do to re-entice audiences. It is not without admirable effort that The Fate of the Furious attempts to re-ignite the investment in these characters and their on-going adventures as this latest chapter takes the route of fracturing the one thing that has always been the constant of The Fast and the Furious-its family unit. If you've seen the trailers or even any of the clips that have been released for Fate it is likely that you're aware of the arc that Vin Diesel's patriarch Dom Toretto takes this time around. While this turn of dynamics among the cast is a welcome change in narrative direction it only works as well when it is able to balance itself with the overall tone of the franchise, but too often it takes itself a tinge too seriously and goes a shade too dark for this to both feel fresh while in the same vein as the outlandish, but supremely entertaining Fast & Furious movies we know and love.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still Fast

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    jediwife
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    This one feels like the Fast and Furious meets HK Cinema. The action sequences are elaborate and fun to watch but at times you will notice the faster than possible speeds like old 70's action films where stuff was filmed kind of slow motion then sped up double speed to look like really quick action. It comes off as cheesy but I believe at this point the franchise is cheesy and that's just part of the fun of it. Though we all know that Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) won't return in this film, and he is practically not even mentioned, the film manages to carry the same cache as the previous films. Much like how Tokyo Drift was missing the series regulars it still manages to be a good franchise film. The antagonist was a bit far fetched and the audience has to make some pretty incredible stretches to the plot line, the action scenes make up for many of those shortcomings. The quality of the transfer is great, I only noticed on slight issue about 5 minutes into the movie with some slowness/jittery to the movie like it was buffering a download. But I haven't gone back to the re-watch the movie again to see if it was an anomaly in the player or disc or if it is actually a poor copy. I was playing back on my Xbox One S. I didn't see any other issues with the movie and the colors and fidelity look superb, especially on my 75" Sony Z9D. If you didn't catch this one in the theater this one is a fun one to watch. If you enjoy the franchise this one is inline with what you probably expect, it certainly wasn't the best (Furious 7 or Tokyo Drift IMHO) or the worst (2 Fast 2 Furious) but somewhere in the middle above average. I would own this if you are a fan of the franchise and want a fun film with great technical qualities.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous and choppy, but OUTSTANDING action!

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    BobN
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    As with most Fast & Furious movies, you probably either love them or hate them. And I don't blame you for either. I liked F8 as it has some great action sequences and some interesting twists and turns (no spoilers). As a 4K copy goes, this is another outstanding release in this franchise. This is an amazingly wonderful copy of the movie. HDR makes the colors pop with vibrancy, especially during action sequences. And the 4K video/sound quality is excellent. The level of detail you can see just really helps with the emersion and enjoyment for me. The producers rolled out an astonishing array of famous actors for this, the 8th in the Fast & Furious line. Not only does Kurt Russell return as 'Mr. Nobody' but now sort of famous Scott Eastwood plays his henchman, 'Little Noboby'. Wayne Johnson also returns as does Michelle Rodriguez. Actor/rapper Ludacris continues to expand his acting credits. Two Oscar winning actresses have supporting roles, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. The producers could easily have put lesser talents in thier roles, but chose instead to delight us with these two powerful women. Tough guy Jason Statham also returns. Tyrese Gibson rounds out the list of the famous. A truly worthy addition to the Fast & Furious franchise.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Fast and the Furious Success

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    TheLaughingMann
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    As someone who enjoyed the series since the first, I had to wonder if things were truly starting to get bland... However, I think the movie series is just what was needed to re-invigorate the films. After a reasonable success on the first movie and a decent sequel, then okay sequel, things started to kick off back with Dom Toretto and his crew. After Fast & Furious (yes, there was a 4th movie that cut out "the" to be distinguished from the first), the series began to get its footing and become an entertainment spectacle. Fast 5, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, we now get "The Fate of the Furious", which is number 8 in a 10 film series Vin Diesel is hoping for. But how does it fare? If you love doses of action and stuntwork in your movies, especially with cars involved, then the series will not disappoint. Even when losing one Paul Walker to an fatal car accident during Furious 7's production, the latest film in the series focuses on the remaining crew and soldiers on with a multi-film storyline. It is a good film, to put it simply. Overall, Fast & The Furious fans will find another winner to add to their collection. And considering this movie made over $1.2 billion on a $250 million budget, we're likely to expect those last 2 movies to complete the story and the franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    F8 - the fun continues

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    gene
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    F8 of the Furious continues this long running franchise with more unbelievable stunts, driving, testosterone and humor. I think it's difficult to take these movies seriously anymore, so it is best if you just sit back and enjoy the show. The plot device of Dom (Vin Diesel) going "bad" and former friends and enemies working together to bring him back to "the family/team" may be obvious and unoriginal but it does provide an excuse for some humorous scenes with the Rock and Jason Statham and the rest of the fast and furious regulars. The cast seems to be getting bigger with every movie, although you gotta love Kurt Russell. He just makes everything look easy and comes across so well in his few minutes of scenes in the movie. Once again, Best Buy combines the bluray and dvd with a steelbook package. I am glad that they continue to do this, since last time with the release of Fast&Furious7 and repackaging the 1st 6 movies with bluray/dvd/steelbook I purchased them all! This keeps my collection complete and consistent.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected!

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    Sirdevoidofhate
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    Fast Five is still the peak of this franchise. That being said, I wasn't sure these films would be able to move on with Paul Walker's death overshadowing it. Thankfully, they have remained honorable in the retirement of the character and have continued to rely on the ensemble rather than just one star. Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto is undeniably the main character, but that takes nothing away from the screentime of the other actors. It does help to be familiar with prior installments, and unfortunately that is why this film loses a star in the rating... I'll just say that "forgive and forget" should never apply when just one movie ago we had a villain actually kill a beloved character. Still, these movies are pure entertainment, not meant to be thought-provoking, so it is easy to look past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

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    Sarah1233
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    Well Fast and the Furious lived up to it's name and previous franchise styles of exhilerating car races, over the top stunts and daring adventure. I didn't know what to expect with the mixed reviews, but considering the previous 7 films in mind, this one definitely took things to another level, and help fulfilled the desire to see/experience something new. Sure the whole Vin Diesel becoming a bad guy plot was a little on the edge, but overall this movie was surprising to me at how awesome the different scenes were put together. Added a good amount of humor as well. Sure the ending was a bit way over the top, but that's the style of these movies, is to mix a taste of reality with fantasy, and then take you for a ride with them. Overall a fun movie to watch and I would watch it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great transfer... Great action... Eh movie

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    Fantastic blu-ray transfer. Awesome steelbook packaging. The film is whatever, like seriously, they need to get a new writer cause he's exhausted from trying to out do himself. The thing that I hate about the blu-ray though.... the director's cut is only available digitally!!! That's terrible on Universal's part seeing as for years, their "extended versions" were included on the blu-ray. Those "extended versions" weren't really extended and just more so uncensored in the sense that now it has blood spurts when people get shot. Those "extended versions" have been lame. Here, the director's cut is actually about 12 minutes longer and I have to watch it on Flixster or iTunes?!?!?!?!?! Are you serious?!?!?! That is honestly the worst thing Universal can do.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best of the series

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    Robt00
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    This version of The Fate of the Furious includes BluRay, DVD and a digital copy of the movie. The BluRay has 1080p picture and DTS-x sound. The DVD doesn't specify picture quality but the sound is Dolby Digital 5.1. The digital copy is an HD copy plus you get the featurettes. The Fast and the Furious series has had its share of good and bad, but they have always been entertaining. Furious 8 is by far the best of the serious. Just like the previous movies, the story is very unbelievable, but the action and the extremely over the top stunts are worth it in the end. I don't know how they will top a submarine but we will all find out when Furious 9 comes out in 2019.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    over the top silly popcorn movie

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    Throw your reality hat off, and grab the popcorn. The first scene adding 1,000hp shot of NOS to a 1940's car, you know it's gonna be that kind of extra silliness. This movie is where a WWII era submarine built before computers existed can be hacked remote controlled and speed faster than a Lamborghini on Ice. Also pay no attention to using a paper thin carbon fiber door to block military class weapons. Just shut up and eat your popcorn. Oh and the scene where cars can be remotely driven en mass, Apple/Google would kill for that capability. The cast is so A-list good at this point, they could write a mission driving cars on mars, fighting aliens and still be watchable.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy continues great steel books for series!

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    Lunzerelli
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    This movie was a decent entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, although for me I really felt the absence of Paul Walker. Obviously, that can't be helped. Best Buy wisely continues on their tradition of a matching steel book for the Fast & Furious series - the coolest way to collect these films. HOWEVER, a big demerit for the disc only containing the theatrical cut of the film. Even though you are PURCHASING this movie - the ONLY WAY TO SEE THE EXTENDED DIRECTOR'S CUT IS BY STREAMING. LAME! This was a decision by Universal studios and is true of every release of this film on disc no matter where you purchase it. Very disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you got this far, you'll love it.

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    xigxag
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    By now you know if you like the "Furious" genre or not. If you do, this film is more of the same. Charlize Theron's character is chillingly ruthless, but that is counterbalanced somewhat by another recurring character officially becoming a good guy. Roman, the lovable doofus played by Tyrese Gibson provides a good deal of comic relief, along with the rivalry he has with Ludacris's "Tej" character. As far as the digital transfer goes, it's bright and punchy. I'm not a connoisseur in that respect but I was entirely satisfied. There is a director's commentary which is a plus for me, but I haven't had the opportunity to listen yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fate is Great

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    JRod
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    Man, how did we get here? Eight movies later and the first installment without Paul Walker surely would have turned some dedicated fans off, but with smart writing and action scenes only found in the Fast & Furious Franchise this movie is better than I anticipated. The 4K quality on the sets is amazing if your HDR provides a gamut of color variety. Usually if you have a 4K tv these days the HDR feature is standard. Overall though, the 4K quality still should have been a little bit better. Although it was still exhuberant and eye-catching, Fate still should have looked better.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    KICK AZZ ACTION COMEDY FLICK.

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    ... everything You liked in the first seven (7) F&Fs is in this one, multiplied by two (2): hot rods, hot chicks, gunfights, martial arts battles, car chases, explosions, cops , explosions, helicopters, motorcycles, wise-cracks , rockets, missiles and even a nuclear submarine ... the FX and SoundTrack are spot-on... :-) SPOILER ALERT: ... Jason Statham almost steals the show with a dancing, stretching, kicking, gun and martial arts battle, against about twenty, bad guys, while at the the same time, protecting a baby boy from harm... :-) Rich B-)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie

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    JN305
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    Its not as good as Fast 7 but still fun. I only saw the blu ray not the 4k but the image and sound were great. Paul Walker is sorely missed in this movie. Also Vin Diesel turning on the team leaves the team sort of leaderless. Hopefully Part 9 will bring a good ending to the series. Also tired of seeing recent villains in the franchise getting away or turning good. Its still fun to watch.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast Paced Action!!!

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    Jaime89
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    If you're a fan of any of the fast and furious films then you'll definitely be a fan of this latest installment. High energy thrills, action set pieces and a continuation of the story as the characters move forward after the events of Fast 7. Overall this purchase was great and I loved that it came with two digital copies one of which is an exclusive unrated digital edition. I highly recommend it if you didn't catch it in theaters, if you did, or if you need it to complete your fast and furious collection like I do!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mindless Action

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    Abarker
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    Let's be blunt, people aren't watching Fast and the Furious movies for the dialogue, they are watching for car chases and mindless action. This movie delivers that in spades. It has a call back to the original movies, with high speed street racing, as well as tie-ins to the more recent films, bringing characters together for a common good. The real benefit of his movie is that they up the ante on the action sequences, and while over the top, it still makes for a fun 2 hour escape from the stresses of the world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You know what you're here for

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    If you know what you've come to expect from the F&F franchise at this point, you can't walk away from THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS disappointed. It's insanity stacked on top of insanity, and if your inner physics major has screamed "Oh, bull****!" through the last... well, entirety of the series, you'll scream it all the louder this time around. Just as soon as you're done belly-laughing at Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham exchanging enough macho one-liners to make Schwarzenegger blush himself into a heart attack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keep Them Coming

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    Reckless4Life
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    As far as the steelbook packaging goes, I like it. I've collected 1-7 and so getting 8 makes me feel like a completionist. As for the movie, I'm surprised a franchise that started small has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. I'm not saying they keep getting better and better. They're popcorn movies. Something to put on for some entertainment. And that's what FotF is. Usually franchises with this amount of sequals tank after the first couple. The Fast Franchise seems like it'll keep going strong. Keep it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend