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Autos cascade like a waterfall from the top of a parking garage; sometimes their on-board computers are cyber-jacked so that they besiege midtown Manhattan in an attack wave of shiny expensive plastic and chrome.
Fast and Furious 8 is ridiculously large and largely ridiculous and it sure as hell knows it and it's to this series' credit that it continues to successfully exceed the boundaries of its own preposterous enjoyment.
The silly spectacle of The Fate of the Furious -- with cars speeding about and Diesel and Johnson seemingly working on two different movies -- makes it fairly irresistible. As with any multiple-car pile-up, one steers into the skid and hopes for the best.
Transcendently stupid, flat-out nuts and pretty damned irresistible, The Fate of the Furious is the eighth in the series of vroom-vroomers that started off as modest B-movie drag-race stuff ideal for triple-bills at old time drive-in theaters.
The chemistry among the cast reaches its most fluid and entertaining yet and there's the same sense of fun and unapologetic, but aesthetically pleasing, action hyperbole at every sharp, screeching turn.
Cold killers and warm sentimentality is an odd mix, but it is a winning formula in this franchise, and it pays off again in this episode. While it is not quite as good as the previous two films in this series, it is still solidly entertaining.
So why is The Fate of the Furious an amusing step up on recent editions? Its ludicrousness has an amiability this time around that's more enjoyable than the mawkishness that dogged 2015's Fast & Furious 7.
The action set pieces are several miles over the top... But what makes these sequences work is the bickering banter between Johnson, Statham, Chris Bridges, Tyrese Gibson and the rest of the mismatched cast.