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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.

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  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still Fast, Still Furious

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    MovieManMike
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    The Fate Of The Furious is the 8th movie in The Fast & The Furious franchise. Remember to watch the franchise in this order: The Fast & The Furious; 2 Fast 2 Furious; Fast & Furious; Fast Five; Fast & Furious 6; The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift; Furious 7; The Fate Of The Furious This franchise started out as a uncover FBI agent who infiltrates a group of street racers who are suspected to also using their cars to hijack shipments of electronics. The agent ends up becoming part of their family and later movies in the franchise have their team using their driving skills to pull off incredible heists and missions. Each movie in the franchise furthers the overall story line and the same core characters keep returning while each movie adds new characters and stories. There is lots of action, lots of fast cars, danger, comedy, and things you never thought you would see a car do. In The Fate Of The Furious, the team leader is black mailed into using his skills to help a cyber terrorist steal different things that will allow the cyber terrorist to control a submarine full of nuclear missiles. The CIA recruits the rest of the team to stop him. This movie is like Gone In 60 Seconds meets Ocean's 11. [NOTE: Best Buy sells The Fate Of The Furious movie by itself, but if you are interested in checking out the whole franchise Best Buy sells a box set of The Fast & The Furious that includes all 8 movies (including this one)]

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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cover matches other Best Buy F&F SteelBooks

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    I will not be reviewing the movie itself as there are other sites that specifically do this. I will only be reviewing the SteelBook itself since that is what sets this apart from the other Blu-ray release. The good thing about this SteelBook is that it matches the other Best Buy exclusive Fast & Furious SteelBooks. Even the numbering on the spine is the same. If this appeals to your collector/OCD mentality, then this SteelBook is for you. The bad thing is that there is no interior art like many other SteelBooks have. As such, I do not feel it is as worth the price increase over the standard Blu-ray as some other SteelBooks are that do have artwork inside. Also, as usual, the copy I received from store pickup had a dented corner. This time, I was lucky in that there were a few more copies on the shelves so I was able to pick a better one. Still, thumbs down for poor quality control and/or oblivious workers mishandling these. Overall, I would say this is only worth it to those who want to continue their Best Buy F&F SteelBook collection as there really isn't anything special about the cover art and the standard Blu-ray will probably go on sale somewhere in the coming weeks, making the price difference even greater.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Universal desperately pushing it's digital agenda.

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    armchairquarterbac
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    Like the package. The film is probably as good as the last - not great, but highly entertaining, if you're capable of turning your brain off for a couple hours. But, I'm very disappointed that Hollywood is getting so desperate to take legal ownership of their properties away from the consumer that they've made a KEY feature of this product download/streaming only. That's just shameful to say the least. We purchased a physical product, and expected EVERYTHING on disc. We believe in investing our money in the tangible, not a glorified rental, that the studios, not to mention the US Supreme Court, has always upheld only the property owner (the studio) legally owns. Basically, we own the disc, but not what's on the disc. With Digital Copies, we own NOTHING. Even the use rights are subject to the whims of the property owner. If studios want to include a digital copy of any part of the physical product, fine. But NOTHING about a physical edition should be included as an unreliable, if not transitory, download only. NOTHING!

    No, I would not 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Greed can push a movie series too far.

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    I don't know if they think they have a James Bond series of movies here, but they are more like the endless string of Friday the 13th movies. I've seen all the Furious movies, i know to expect over the top stuff, but sometimes you have to wonder WTH? LoL Dragging the safe through a city was ridiculous, but entertaining. Chasing a cargo plane down a runway for 10 minutes though, just how long was that runway? Maybe it was really a desert. That's what i mean with this series. And with #8, (this but was in the trailers) being chased by a submarine? I think the fastest sub can do like 40 mph and they are driving vehicles that can handle snow and ice and they can't get away? If they stopped trying to go over the top, the Furious franchise would be really good. They need to think more Lethal Weapon and less James Bond. So my overall review of the movie? 7 was much better. 8, i watched a while ago and i don't really remember anything good about it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    On par with Furious 7 no doubt

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    Blu2643
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    When I first heard the news of Paul Walker's passing during the filming of Furious 7, I was devastated because I literally grew up watching The Fast and the Furious movies and to me, Paul Walker was an integral part of what made these movies great in my book. I wonder how this would affect Furious 7 but somehow it didn't for as far as I am concerned, the movie was great. This however lead me to another question, how would these movies continue without Paul Walker?, well I'm glad to report that The Fate of the Furious is on par with Furious 7 no doubt and while there are certain things character and story wise that I didn't agree with, it in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the film. This entry has without a doubt elevated the action even more than in the previous installment (aside from the plane sequence, the tower sequence, and the end sequence). In the end, those who loved Furious 7 will most certainly enjoy this follow up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Film with Fun Extras

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    The film as a whole is delightfully fun. It's especially rewarding to long time fans who have grown with the characters over the course of the first seven films, because this one has the most continuity nods with bringing back older characters that may have been forgotten in the shuffle. It's a blast to watch and absolutely focuses on fun. The Rock and Statham are especially great with their chemistry bounding off the screen time and time again. Definitely a well crafted movie, and one that's for the fans while also entering a new era of the Furious franchise. As for the extras there isn't much. Some cool mini behind the scenes on how they do the stunts, but what's worth your money is the commentary by director F. Gary Gray. He is hysterical and absolutely a joy to listen to as he gushes over their process to destroying multi-million dollar cars, and how scenes were shot and set up to perform those amazing stunts. Definitely recommend.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Franchise Just Keeps Getting Bigger!!

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    greatjmw
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    You know, I totally get that some people think these movies are really stupid because they're fake as can be. And they've got story lines that are choppy at best. That's fine. I totally agree with all of that. And yet . . . I still get sucked in. There's just something fun about watching the action & the interaction between the people. And they just keep adding more big-name actors/actresses. I thought it couldn't get any better after Jason Statham, but Helen Mirren too? Love her! I laughed so hard at the end with the baby scene, even though it was cheesy as can be! And Kurt Russell's "Mr. Nobody" character has cracked me up since he first appeared in a prior movie, and he continues to entertain in this movie! So if you enjoy the series, this movie's definitely worth the watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Where's the f'n director's cut?

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    hotrodguy
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    They kept advertising this as including both theatrical and directors cut but the jokes on us, the only way to see the director's cut is in the digital download, which I hate. There's no reason they couldn't have put it on the discs except to force the public to go digital but those of us that prefer quality are getting the royal treatment. All the other prior films had extended versions on the discs, this just made me mad. I wish I could return it. And to top it off, the code for iTunes says you only need one code to get both versions but no, it's only theatrical. Universal is getting a nasty email or phone call from me, not that it's going to solve anything or get me the director's cut on disc but I'm still going to complain and I urge anyone else who feels like this to do the same.

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  • 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    RichieRich
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    I highly recommend this movie. I'm a fan of the Fast and Furious movies but Fate of the Furious (#8) is by far the best out of the last 3 or 4 movies. When you buy it, cause I know you will, make sure to get the steel book version. The "die cast aluminum" type material they use for it is much better quality that the basic plastic case. It made a real cool addition to our DVD collection. The 4K picture quality was amazing. This movie deserves to be watched on either 4K or at least blu-ray. You're wasting your money if you get this one on standard DVD.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Furious with a lot of action and noise

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    Hey, this is a franchise that continues to please its loyal followers. The movie has a lot of action and keeps you wondering what the heck is going on with Vin. Has he really double crossed his team or does some nasty chick have something over on him. Well, that is why you need to watch this movie. I am personally a big Jason Statham fan, but prefer to see him in his own movies where he is the protagonist, not the other guy. This movie does have some interesting plot twists and the end is crazy.. If you liked the other Furious movies, then this will probably be one you will want to see. If you are new to the franchise, then you should start with at least the 5th one, then 6, then this one IMO.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good movie, but shipping is worst

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    DYCK
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    Movie come 2 days later than the original day 7/11/17. order steel box , but when package arrived, the box is dented and damage. Although Best Buy offer $3.00 credit and a $10.00 gift card to compensate the delay of the movie, However, my point is pre-order is want to received on the day which is release and expedite what you order what you have, but end up. the collection steel box come in damage. see attached picture of the right hand corner close to the "S" near the edge Very disappointment, and wont order on line again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend