The Destiny of the Furious (instead called Fast & Furious 8 and Quick 8, and frequently stylized as F8) is a 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and composed by Chris Morgan. It’s the eighth episode in The Fast and the Furious franchise and stars Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
The Destiny of the Furious indicates the very first movie of the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) not to star Paul Walker, who perished in a one-vehicle crash on November 30, 2013, in the center of the creation of Furious 7 (2015).
Strategies for an eighth episode were first declared in March 2015. The groundwork for the movie started immediately following the release of Furious 7, with Diesel, Morgan, and producer Neal H. Moritz resigning. Casting happened between April and June 2015 after establishing an initial release date in the same month. In October 2015, Gray, famous for directing Straight Outta Compton (2015), was declared to direct the movie in place of James Wan, who’d helmed the last episode. Principal photography commenced in places like Mývatn, Havana, Atlanta, Cleveland, and New York in March 2016, continuing the tradition of filming all over the world of the franchise.
The movie premiered in Berlin, on April 4, 2017, and was released on April 14, 2017, playing in IMAX 3D and 4DX worldwide. View full movie at 123Movies.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an approval rating of 66%, based on 143 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10. The website ‘s critical consensus reads, “The Destiny of the Furious starts a fresh chapter in the franchise, fueled by precisely the same contagious cast chemistry and over the top action fans have come to expect.”On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized evaluation, the movie has a score 56 out of 100, based on 41 critics, signaling “miscellaneous or typical reviews.”
Mike Ryan of Uproxx gave the film a favorable review, writing: “This isn’t my favorite of the show – that’s still Furious 7 (it’s hard to top those leaps from skyscraper to skyscraper, however, it is a worthy entry). These films are aware of what they’re. These films understand they’re fun. All these are fun pictures!”Owen Gleiberman of Variety, in his favorable overview of the movie, wrote: “Most franchises, after eight pictures, are feeling a twinge of exhaustion, but this one has reached a degree of success — and continuous kinetic creative energy — that’s a testament to its commercial/cultural/demographic resonance.”
Conversely, David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the picture a C-, and called it the worst entry in the franchise, saying: “As much a wreck of contradictory tones and styles as it’s of places, this setpiece — like the remainder of Gray’s picture — feels like a lot of arbitrary components which were thrown together in the hopes that destiny might somehow weld them in a roadworthy vehicle. It’s exhausting.” Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the movie 2 out of FOUR stars, saying: “Minutes after Dom has gone rogue and seemingly needs to kill them, they’re making jokes. As they’re avoiding getting killed themselves and rushing through the streets of New York City or skidding along the ice in Russia, killing bad guys, they’re cracking wise. Even within this absurd universe, it’s jarring to hear these allegedly intelligent people, who refer to themselves as ‘family,’ behaving like fools who don’t appear to care should they live or perish, or if their buddies endure.”