In the 20 years since the first Fast and Furious movie hit theaters, the series has relied less and less on reality to tell its story. What started as a smaller-budget action movie about street racing in Los Angeles evolved to people in cars fighting nuclear submarines, with the heroes all somehow surviving. In the latest installment, F9, the franchise takes the final step in accepting how ridiculous the premise has become. And, thankfully, it works like a charm.
Whether it’s Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) family of misfits going to space or the shocking surprise of Han (Sung Kang) being alive the whole time–even after he supposedly died several movies ago–F9 has all the answers you’re looking for. What’s more, it’s doling them out with some of the most ridiculous twists and turns the franchise has offered yet. What’s different with this film, though, is that the creative team behind the series seems to be leaning into the ridiculousness harder than ever.
Yes, the fate of the world is still on the line, but even with stakes that high, the movie doesn’t take itself very seriously. That’s why, when it’s suggested with a straight face that the two silliest characters in the franchise–Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson)–go to space as part of a plan, you don’t question it. It doesn’t make sense, but also it doesn’t have to. Fans aren’t lining up to see a rooted, realistic movie with actual stakes. They’re here to see their favorite superheroes–which the Fast family absolutely is at this point–concoct ridiculous plans to save the day in the most explosive manner possible. And F9 is ready to fulfill their wishes.
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