Universal Pictures has released a new video to promote the long-awaited sequel ‘Fast and Furious 9’, highlighting the thrilling journey of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel).
According to THR, the ninth film in the franchise became the biggest international opening of the pandemic period, with $ 162.4 million raised.
The film made a bigger debut than “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which until then had won the title with $ 123 million.
In China, the feature grossed $ 135.6 million in its debut weekend, making it the second-biggest debut for Universal Pictures and the franchise in the country.
It’s worth mentioning that “Fast and Furious 9” is the first Hollywood movie since “Avengers: Endgame” to debut with over $ 100 million in China.
Additionally, the streak’s strong performance at the box office pushed the franchise past the $ 6 billion mark in worldwide revenue.
Recalling that the film will be released in national theaters on July 22.
Discover the first reviews of the film:
“Those who are already steeped in the franchise’s lore will appreciate the care of ‘Fast and Furious 9’ with the supporting characters – including some whose return to the narrative will certainly bring 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’s 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 any more “excitement”. – Variety.
“This is, by far, the biggest, craziest and most exhilarating of 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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