F9 The Fast Saga

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F9 The Fast Saga
F9 The Fast Saga

F9 THE FAST SAGA, expectedly, is a featherbrained entertainer!

Bigger and more preposterous than ever before, with this ninth film, the “Fast & Furious” franchise takes the stakes of a mindless action blockbuster to another level altogether. While it’s implausibility is a major problem, the grand set pieces keep the action humming and the fans entertained. Watch it only if you’re a fan of the franchise, not worth a watch otherwise!

The Plot: Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he's going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom's forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).

Director Justin Lin’s knack for fast-paced, massively-mounted actioners is clearly evident in F9 THE FAST SAGA. When you decide to watch a Fast & Furious movie, the first rule is to leave your brains outside the theatre door. By now (this being the 9th film), it’s a rule that’s been fed well into the brains of audiences across the globe. So much so, that if you watch it and complain for lack-of-logic, it’s you who are to blame, not the makers.

What you can complain about though, is the lack of entertainment. Well, clocking nearly two and a half hours, F9 THE FAST SAGA does border on boredom, by the time it crosses the 100 minute mark. The stunts are further over-the-top this time, for instance - flying cars, planes catching cars mid-air and (believe it or not) cars chasing space rockets in outer space. Yes, that’s actually what you see! But there’s a limit to the time all this can keep you engaged for, after which it all seems repetitive and unbearably dumb. Eventually, it’s the beautiful locales, gorgeous cars, stylishly choreographed action stunts and the inimitable charm of Vin Diesel, that just about manage to keep you seated in an otherwise bloated mess. Needless to say, there’s hardly any acting performance to comment upon.

To sum it up, F9 THE FAST SAGA is a film meant purely for the fans. It has nothing other than relatability factor going for it. That’s why such films are review-proof. The fans will still watch it, no matter what you say. Not recommended for non-fans!

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