First reviews for F9 “a fun treat for fans and families”

This film series has moved so far from the original concept that it has entered the realms of fantasy.

The film pits Vin Diesel‘s Dominic Toretto and his Fast family against one of their most personal foes yet: Dom’s brother Jakob, played by John Cena, an assassin working with a long-time enemy who has his own bone to pick with his estranged brother.

 F9 is directed by Justin Lin, who has helmed this and four other Fast and the Furious films to date starting all the way back with 2006’s Tokyo Drift, and is also set to direct the next as-of-yet untitled Fast and the Furious installment currently in pre-production. Lin also co-writes the script with Daniel Casey. In addition to Diesel, Cena and Kang, Fast 9 stars Michelle RodriguezTyrese GibsonChris “Ludacris” BridgesJordana BrewsterNathalie EmmanuelHelen MirrenCharlize TheronCardi B and Michael Rooker. Additionally, franchise cast members Lucas BlackBow Wow and Jason Tobin are also reprising their roles.

 

The critics were quick to give their initial thoughts via Twitter

Additionally, some reviews are already out, and they are equally positive. 

The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, added:

“The Fast and Furious films have become Mission: Impossible films. But F9 isn’t constructed around an exciting mission. It’s built around Vin Diesel and John Cena playing out the angst from the Toretto brothers’ past.”

Screen Daily wrote:

“Gloriously ludicrous and stridently melodramatic, F9 is fuelled by its own goofy energy, delivering comically grandiose chase sequences and shameless fan service all in the name of giving audiences an uncomplicated good time.”

As for The Wrap, their review writes:

“For audiences who want their 2021 return to the multiplex to deliver big, loud, exciting action, F9 makes the cars go fast, jump high, and generally do the impossible. It’s exhilaratingly ridiculous, yes, but it’s also ridiculously exhilarating.”

F9 is released in US cinemas from 25 June and in UK cinemas from 8 July 2021.

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