(This review may contain spoilers).
So… two more films left in this franchise to watch.
It was good to see this movie showed a scene right after the end of the fourth movie, even though it did then jump ahead in time. I liked seeing Brian and Mia together. They were quite a sweet couple and I also liked the fact there were several strong female characters in this. Gisele and Han were pretty adorable together.
It was good to see Vince and the fact that the tension between Vince and Brian wasn’t as strong in this movie. There was a lot of action and the characters had clear goals. And it was really cool to see them teaming up with different people with different skill sets.
I thought Dwayne Johnson played his character really well and it was interesting to see two groups on opposing sides that the viewer would root for. Although there was clearly some corruption in the police force, it was nice to see that some of the police officers were good guys as well.
I enjoyed the themes of family that ran through this movie and it was good to see there was banter between Dom and Brian, as well as events in the previous movies being alluded to. I recognised quite a few of the actors in this movie and I thought many of the characters were interesting, even though not all of them had backgrounds that were explored as fully as they could have been.
This movie was entertaining and filled with enough action to keep my attention focused. While a lot of suspension of disbelief was required, it was really easy to be drawn into the plot of this movie. I’ve been watching the franchise out of order, but I’ve still enjoyed being able to see the movies. Although there wasn’t quite as much humour in this, there were some very nice family moments and a good bit of banter. In the near future, I hope to watch the second and third movies in this series.