Film Review: Fast and Furious 9

Well, we had the other 8 so why not?
I’d put off buying this as I’d read that it ended on a cliff hanger (think Kill Bill and Back to the Future 2)  so was waiting for F&F10, but it was in the bargain section for £7 and I thought I’d treat us.

In short, I enjoyed it, Hubby didn’t, but we shall get 10 when it’s available just for the fun aspect. There was no cliff hanger ending so it stands alone as a story in the franchise, though Jason Statham’s appearance in the ‘after credits’ determines the next plot.This one starts on the race track in 1989 and the death of Dom’s father, Jack. The actors chosen to play the young Toretto brothers are hard to identify with Vin Diesel and John Cena, and it does become confusing with the to-ing and fro-ing present to past and the introduction of Jakob, Dom’s brother, who I cannot remember being mentioned in any of the previous films. It doesn’t help that in their youth, Jakob is a good four inches shorter than Dom, but as a adult he is taller. I looked it up and Vin Diesel is 5 feet 11½ whereas John Cena is 6 feet 1.

What follows is a very thin plot of Jakob going rogue, resurrections of characters thought dead, bit parts for characters in previous installments, family history and betrayal, OTT car chases, a ridiculous ‘car shuttle’ in space, but the best bit is the high powered electro magnet and the fun of writing off so many cars with Ramsey (Natalie Emmanuel who joined the team in F&F8) at the wheel of the truck and doesn’t drive.

IMO, because of the way the film was formatted, you lost track of time, who was who and what they did, the main characters were trying too hard, and Dom was looking tired. Hopefully they will stop at 10 because much as I enjoyed the action in this, it didn’t make a lot of sense.

7/10 from me.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Film Review: Fast and Furious 9

  1. Carol anne says:

    I don’t like these movies. I’m glad you treated yourself though to a new film. Xx

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I like it because it has Vin Diesel in it 💜💜

  3. murisopsis says:

    I saw the first 2 and then lost interest…. But the Universal Studios ride based on the movies was loads of fun! It really gave you the sensation and thrill of being in the movie – having the cars sailing over you and crashes happening in front of your bus (swerving to avoid debris). All in all it captured the flavor of the movies!

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