FAST FAMILY FOREVER.
Dom and Letty (Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez) are drawn out of retirement to chase after a device that can control any weapons system; suddenly, Dom’s younger brother (John Cena) becomes a competitor. There was a submarine in the last movie; this time they’re going to space. The film mixes the same kind of (increasingly elaborate) tongue-in-cheek action and family values as the predecessors; when there’s no action, the story drags. Excessively silly and annoyingly lazy at times, but you still have to admire the sheer balls of its wildest sequences.
2021-U.S. 145 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Justin Lin. Screenplay: Daniel Casey, Justin Lin. Cast: Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce), Chris ”Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena… Jordana Brewster, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Cardi B. Cameo: Jason Statham.
Trivia: Alternative title: F9. Filmed in 2019 and delayed more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.