“Fast & Furious 9” review | With a parody tone, the sky is no longer the limit for the franchise
The ninth chapter of the main saga of Velozes & Furiosos, one of the franchises that has grown the most in recent years, opens today (24) in cinemas in Brazil. Bringing back old characters, the adventure of Dom (Vin Diesel) and his family, literally speaking, takes the group to unexplored places in a fun and absurd way that will likely appeal to fans.
But to understand what the creative team set out to do in this film, you have to remember that the franchise has become a meme on social media around the world due to its impossible but hugely fun action sequences. At the same time, the popularity of the saga began to grow and become popular. That is, by making fun of the movies, a lot of people ended up getting interested and enjoying the adventures on four wheels. And the production took the opportunity to embrace the impossible once and for all and adopt a scenario that pays homage to the trajectory of the characters while using a tone very close to self-parody.
Tyrese Gibson returns more “philosophical” than ever.
A very important character for audiences to buy into this idea of parodying the franchise itself is Roman (Tyrese Gibson), who constantly wonders about the impossible actions they take and doesn’t seem to believe what they’ve just come up with. make. He is the personification of that uncle who goes to the movies and keeps saying: “The biggest lie there is”. And it’s a lot of fun, especially when Tej (Ludacris) pokes fun at his friend’s philosophical ideas, so to speak.
Despite this parody tone, the story promotes a journey through time to uncover the origins of the Toretto family, showing the youth of Dom and Jakob (John Cena) helping their father, a NASCAR pilot. To show these two young characters, the production brings in two young actors who promote good imitations of their “adult” versions. The manners of the young Dominic Toretto at the wheel in the races are identical to those of Vin Diesel. It’s pretty scary. This story from the past isn’t free, as it explains how the brothers fell out to the point where Jakob became this movie’s biggest villain. It’s fun, without too many surprises, but effective.
Another good point for fans of the franchise is the return of beloved characters. The main one is Han (Sung Kang), whom everyone saw die a few years ago. His return to the living world is a bit confusing, but you can buy the idea of getting him back. He brings a new character to the franchise who is directly linked to the current treasure and helps understand why Han is alive.
Also eagerly awaited by fans, the return of the core of The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Challenge is simple, but sufficient. Sean (Lucas Black), Twinkie (Bow Wow), and Earl (Jason Tobin) show up to help out on a mission for Roman and Tej, but the main function of the group itself is to be a massive fan service. They are very fun and finally interact with the main characters of the saga. All that remained was to drift. In fact, if it weren’t for all the jokes, explosions, and magnetic warfare, some might even say that Fast & Furious 9 is an intimate story that strives to save its own history, honoring and honoring everyone. who have followed him for the past 20 years.
However, with its chock full of jokes, explosions, magnetic wars, and Cardi B – in a 100% Cardi B role – Fast & Furious 9 is a huge popcorn flick, which doesn’t care to be. taken seriously and embraces the impossible to amuse, thrill, make people laugh and even teach a lesson about family. It’s high speed fun that will thrill fans and bring a smile to the skeptics who love to complain about “lies”. The new Fast & Furious is everything fans have come to expect and a little more.
Oh, let’s not forget that Universal has prepared a really big teaser for Jurassic World: Domain which will be released exclusively before the film. It’s fantastic content that will have fans looking forward to 2022.
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