F9: The Fast Saga (Fast & Furious 9)

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F9: The Fast Saga (Fast & Furious 9) is a 2021 American action and adventure film directed by Justin Lin. 

F9: The Fast Saga or  Fast and Furious 9 whatever you want to call it. I think generally it’s called F9.

F9: The Fast Saga movie continues installment number 9. Fans of this franchise are always excited for another sequel.

Some of our favorites are back in this movie, along with some characters that we don’t know that we get to know. What this franchise does extremely well, I think is blend high octane action with heart.

Let’s Review this movie together.

F9: The Fast Saga (Fast & Furious 9) Cast & Crew

Cast Crew
Vin Diesel – Dominic Toretto Justin Lin – Director
Michelle Rodriguez – Letty Daniel Casey – Screenwriter
Jordana Brewster – Mia Justin Lin – Screenwriter
Tyrese Gibson – Roman Neal H. Moritz – Producer
Ludacris – Tej Vin Diesel – Producer
Nathalie Emmanuel – Ramsey Justin Lin – Producer
Charlize Theron – Cipher Jeff Kirschenbaum – Producer
John Cena – Jakob Joe Roth – Producer
Finn Cole – Young Jakob Clayton Townsend – Producer

F9: The Fast Saga (Fast & Furious 9) Movie Review

F9: The Fast Saga or (Fast & Furious 9) is directed by Justin Lin, who made 3-4-5 and 6. This is like the veteran of the Fast Furious franchise. He’s made my favorite one in 5 and 6 is also pretty close, like he’s made my two favorites 5 and 6.

So in the latest installment Cipher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom’s younger brother, to take revenge on Dom and his team.

Which as usual leads them on a merry chase around the globe and really fast cars doing insane things off of bridges and clips, city streets and some other places too that many people have suggested they might go one day.

I’m a fan of this franchise. Look, I have the tire collection. I get excited for these movies. I enjoy watching them. They’re the right kind of movie you need every once in a while throughout the year.

A really, really stupid mindless film that allows you to just have fun and kind of release yourself from the world’s concerns.

Certain installments are better than others, and some are very forgettable when it comes to F9: The Fast Saga or Fast & Furious 9,  all of these movies have ever so slightly pushed towards absurdity.

Fast & Furious 5 I think, is still the best one, but even that film had him with their cars and the fucking Bank vaults behind them just tumbling down the road. And it was so hilarious and funny.

Fast & Furious 6 had a dude kind of flying across the fucking bridge, which didn’t really make sense. soFast & Furious 9 I think  they actually lost me on this one.

Like, I love absurdity, but this movie is laughable. It is 100% a cartoon. It’s the closest to hilariosty that this franchise has ever gotten.

It’s all skillfully done. Justin Lin is a great director and he’s very, very good with action set pieces. But the dialogue and the characterization and the things that take place in this movie might as well be science fiction.

It’s gotten to a point where I couldn’t really believe anything that was happening. Human beings in this film are bounced around as if they were a pool ball in a pool game. They just get knocked all over the place. Cars often catch human beings from falls. That’s crazy.

In the beginning of the movie you meet Dom and Letty son Brian , and they have this peaceful life together. But then they’re brought back into action when Tyrese and Ludacris show up. And they never really explained what they did with Brian the whole time.

Like they’re far off in the middle of nowhere, purposefully away from everybody. Like, Who’s babysitting Brian? Where was he? That poor kid was locked in a wooden box. This whole movie, I know it.

The things that happened in this movie are absolutely ridiculous, and I’ve come to expect that with these films. But the fast movies always sort of role this line.

They were just about threatening to sort of teetering into parody, but they always were very careful to stay in a somewhat sense of realism where you could watch the film and at least get invested in it without bursting out into laughter.

Every time a human being is thrown 20 stories down into a fucking pull of water with concrete debris flying all over him, and then he has a vision, and we’re supposed to take that seriously, which happens in this movie.

The films were very good at teetering on that line. Writer Chris Morgan wrote every single one from 2 to eight, including Hobbs and Shaw.

This is the first film that is not including Chris Morgan since the original Fast and Furious. And honestly, I never realized how much the writer of the Fastener Furious franchise sort of got it because this doesn’t really feel like one.

It feels kind of like they’re imitating one, but they’re going so far and kind of placating a lot of the Internet’s wishes and jokes and memes about what Fast and the Furious could eventually become that I think they took that a little bit too seriously and actually did a lot of it. And watching it just kind of took me out of the experience.

I mean Vin Diesel  is picked up by John Cena in this movie. And then John Cena runs through an open doorway and the back of Vin Diesel’s head crushes the door frame, and he doesn’t even move.

He’s like a steel wall that smashes through this door frame. And he’s just like, Oh, what was that? He does even react. I was like, Wow.

And then the same thing happens to this other big dude, except he’s on top of a fucking truck. And behind him comes a large green metal Street sign, like, on a Highway. And it just flows through his head. And he’s just like “WA-ha”.

so basically, if you go into this movie knowing that it’s kind of a comedy, actually, you’re going to have a great time if you want it to be more like the other Fast & Furious movies. I think you might be disappointed by the fact that it’s just not.

And you can tell the filmmakers this time around are very aware of that because they have Tyrese theorize throughout the movie whether or not they’re invincible.

Ludicrous is like, No, we’re just lucky. Tyrese is like, I think we might be superheroes. And he starts naming all the things they’ve survived.

And then, as you know, from the trailers, Han is magically back as well, even though he died. And so there’s all this speculation throughout the movie about are they actually just superheroes? Are they invincible? I don’t know. I thought it was kind of dumb honestly.

I get that they’re being self-aware, but I don’t know. It just kind of took me out of the movie.

The middle portion of this movie really sags. There’s a great action sequence early on that was really exciting. But having to explain why Han is back with this elaborate flashback and all of this talk about some kind of device they’re trying to get.

And then more flashbacks with John Cena and Vin Diesel and what they were doing when they were kids. The middle portion of the movie feels like so much setup for the inevitable next film, which has to be called FX. If they don’t call it effect, I don’t know what the fuck they’re doing.

In a way, F9: The Fast Saga (Fast & Furious 9) feels like a setup movie for another movie, and that’s very disappointing. These movies don’t really have to do anything except have cool fight scenes and car chases and that’s it.

Speaking of fight scenes, the inevitable clash between John Cena and Vin Diesel was really weak. Nothing like the Rock versus Diesel in Fast & Furious 5.

This was, like a minute long or something. It was kind of bullshit, actually. I was surprised. A lot of people know about something that happens in this movie, but some of you might not.

So I’m just going to give a very minor spoiler warning. If you don’t want to know about the truly crazy thing that happens in the film, I’m going to talk about it briefly, but I don’t really think it’s really a spoiler. A lot of people are talking about it. People are aware of it. Still, just in case you don’t want to know anything. Spoiler warning.

There’s been a meme for the Fast and Furious movies for, like, seven years that they should just go to space. Well, they did. And it’s not just, like, a funny little winking reference to being sort of in the atmosphere. Like they’re straight up in orbit in a car with a rocket. I don’t know.

This one kind of lost me, guys. I feel like they truly jump the shark here or jump to fucking orbit. Whatever the new term will be after this movie comes out.

So I am going to give F9: The Fast Saga (Fast & Furious 9) a B-Minus.

F9: The Fast Saga Movie Review

This movie will entertain a lot of people, especially if you just go into it thinking it’s a comedy. Then I think you’ll really have a good time.

So keep that in your head if you go to see the movie, but don’t expect it to be, like, all emotionally powerful or something. They call it a keystroke. The movie is a keystroke.

F9: The Fast Saga (Fast & Furious 9) is available on June 25th, 2021 only in Select theaters in the United States. In the UK, it won’t be released until July 8th, and no streaming platforms or dates have been announced yet.

So if you want to see this movie, you have to go to the theaters, at least for a little while. If you got the chance to go and watch it, don’t forget to tell us your own thoughts about the F9 movie.

Guys thank you so much as always for reading the review of the new Fast &  Furious movie, F9: The Fast Saga. See you next time.

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