Approval for “Fast and Furious 9” fell after new reviews were published.
The film premieres today in Korea and Hong Kong (19), followed by Russia and the Middle East on Thursday (20) and China on Friday (21).
The stock, which was 60% approved, has dropped and currently has 50% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Of the six reviews published, three are positive and three negative. The average rating of the film is 5.0 out of 10.
The new reviewer, from James Marsh (South China Morning Post), says the hit “features John Cena as Vin Diesel’s younger brother, allowing the saga to return to its enduring focus: family.”
However, “the action was weightless after so many laps, as teams flew around the world from one absurd move to another.”
Discover an excerpt from the review:
“Operating on their own with unlimited resources and an arbitrary disregard for the laws of physics, they fly around the world from one absurd scenario to another. Director Justin has pledged to rehire all notable characters from the previous eight episodes, with the notable exception of Dwayne Johnson, but including some who were thought to be dead. Hardcore fans may be excited to finally see “Justice for Han,” but the move only further underscores the void left by the late Paul Walker, whom the film ties together in trying to explain. ”
Despite the feature offering jaw-dropping action scenes and blowing moments, as the trailers prove, these strategies have already become repetitive.
Therefore, not all explosions and injections of adrenaline are able to suppress the impression that the sequence does not add anything new.
Check out the main reviews:
“Those who are already steeped in the franchise’s lore will appreciate ‘Fast and Furious 9’ taking care of the supporting characters – including some whose return to the narrative is sure to elicit applause in crowded cinemas. But some of that fan service ends up looking forced. Either way, the movie makes us feel like the franchise has already lost its creativity and uniqueness. – Daily screen.
“Like in Lin’s last film, the disappointing ‘Star Trek: Without Borders’, the director takes a quantity over quality approach, has more action, more subplots, and lots of characters in the mix. More than any movie. Still, “Fast and Furious 9” leaves the feeling that something is missing. The maximalist strategy does not allow the plot to develop the relationship between Dom and his brother. – The Hollywood Reporter.
“Sometimes, when you least expect it, a successful franchise essentially turns into something different. Over time, “Mission Impossible” became similar to “007”, and “Fast and Furious” became “Mission Impossible”. But “Fast and Furious 9” is not built around an exciting mission. It is built around Vin Diesel and John Cena experiencing the angst of the Toretto brothers’ past. The family storyline “works” (although you know how poorly written Cena’s character is), but it’s not enough to sustain the film; it’s more like an excuse. The truth is, this franchise didn’t need the “excitement” anymore. – Variety.
“This is, by far, the biggest, craziest and toughest in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise (one scene at the end is sure to open your mouths with the silly daring of some characters) , the direction of [Justin] Lin and Daniel Casey’s storyline is able to take action to ridiculously satisfying levels and all of that is offset when we dive into the character of Dom, on a more personal level than the franchise has ever achieved before. – IndieWire
“For audiences who want to hit theaters in 2021 with a big, loud and exciting show, ‘Fast and Furious 9’ gets cars moving fast, jumping high and generally doing the impossible. It’s extremely whimsical, yes, but it’s also ridiculously stimulating if you need a hobby. – The Wrap.
Watch the trailer in a dubbed and subtitled version:
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has always lived at full speed. After the loss of his best friend and the discovery of his son, he reduced the pace of life, alongside Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). But it is not easy to live in the present when the past is accelerating towards you. And that’s what happens when Dom meets his brother Jacob Toretto (John Cena), who is encouraged by Cypher (Charlize Theron) and Magdalene Shaw (Helen Mirren) to execute a revenge plan. It’s time for Dom to reunite Sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and the family of loyal friends, such as Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Han (Sung Kang).
Directed by Justin Lin, the film also features Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett, and Michael Rooker.
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