Over seven films, the Fast & Furious (or however they’re saying it this week) franchise has gone from a cheerfully dumb, enjoyable B-movie to the (still cheerfully dumb) best action franchise currently running. No lie – unless John Wick gets some traction, this is the high bar right here.
This latest addition to the brand promises more of the same but bigger! And faster! What plot there is involves Jason Statham wanting to kill the rest of the cast. They react by driving fast and blowing things up. And Kurt Russell turns up! You would have to be a particularly joyless specimen not to be at least a little excited about this, as evidenced by the inevitable comments from joyless specimens that will soon appear below.