Evil in spaghetti-thin blond dreads, "The Fate of the Furious", the eighth film in the "The Fast and the Furious" film series, arrives, and in the words of fanboys everywhere, it is what it is.
While Vin Diesel has starred in the franchise for more than 15 years, he wasn't the first choice to play Dom Toretto.
As our own Mike Sheridan said in this week's episode of the entertainment.ie Movie Podcast, it's nearly impossible to envision another actor in the role of Dominic Toretto for the Fast and Furious franchise. Rob Cohen, who I had made The Rat Pack with, we gave him the script. When they brought the idea to Universal, the studio said that if they got Timothy Olyphant - best known for his work in Deadwood and Justified - they would green light the movie. But it turns out, the latter nearly missed out on the career-making role of Dominic Toretto as studio Universal initially wanted Justified's Timothy Olyphant to play the protagonist instead. The Fate of the Furious, which is the 8th film of the franchise, seems to have topped them all and has received a great response from the Indian audiences in the first two days of its release. "Dominic Toretto just went rogue", Vin as Dom tells Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and gets a reply "You gonna turn your back on family". He\u0027s a great actor. "In fact, I'm curious to see what that movie would have been". "Lucky for both of us that happened".
When a new Fast & Furious movie is going to be released, Fast & Furious toys will follow.
A big thank you to Mattel for sending over a whole box of Fast & Furious toys for us to do our review.
Veteran "Fast and Furious" screenwriter Chris Morgan returns for this new instalment of the franchise, and plays with the characters and their relationships throughout the film, while making sure that the late Paul Walker is remembered in the film.