The Fast and Furious movies went from fun grounded street racing stories to massive blockbusters about espionage and world-threatening international conflicts — and they show no sign of stopping. Now, after two years of anticipation, speculation, enticing trailers and even a confusing feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, The Fate of the Furious is finally here.
The movie's doing amazing numbers at the box office, breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens' opening weekend record like it was nothing. But how exactly is the F. Gary Gary-directed, Vin Diesel-starring action extravaganza doing on the critical side of things?
Well, not so great, as it currently holds a 64 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Fortunately for Universal, the movie has been taking social media by storm, with viewers sharing their thoughts about Dom and crew's new adventure. Take a look at what the internet had to say about The Fate of the Furious:
There comes a point where "good" audience sentiment simply isn't enough to describe the way in which viewers embrace a movie. And for The Fate of the Furious, there were a lot of those type of reactions:
These two users got straight to the point and called F8 the best movie ever:
Echoing the sentiment above, this person tweeted:
Rolling Out The Feels
Some users referred to specific moments in the film tugging at their heartstrings. This is where we get into spoiler territory. Now, the tweets don't outright give you important plot elements, but they do provide you with clues for what's going on in the story so proceed at your own risk. Still here? Great:
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That's a great reception, but as to be expected, not everyone was on board with the movie. And while that side was considerably smaller than the people who loved The Fate of the Furious, it was still there:
But the naysayers were definitely not the majority. With eight movies in and a simple and straightforward premise, the fact that the Fast and Furious franchise still manages to entertain and emotionally engage so many people with its characters is a remarkable achievement. With all of this support and the astounding box office numbers, and the continued excitement from all of the actors and everyone involved in the production, this saga is not stopping any time soon.
What did you think about The Fate of the Furious? Let me know in the comments!